Keiko Nobumoto – Cowboy Bebop & Tokyo Godfathers Writer, Wolf’s Rain Creator Passes Away

(Last Updated On: December 11, 2021)

Anime writer Dai Sato reported Friday that screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain, Tokyo Godfathers, Macross Plus) passed away on December 1 after a battle with esophageal cancer. She was 57 years old. Her family held a private service on December 4, and director Shinichiro Watanabe confirmed her passing to Sato.

Keiko Nobumoto - Cowboy Bebop & Tokyo Godfathers Writer, Wolf's Rain Creator Passes Away
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Obituary. Screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto passed away on December 1st. She was fighting for esophageal cancer. Her funeral was held only by her family on the 4th at her request.

Originally, it may not be what I tell you. However, it seems that her bereaved family was contacted by director Shinichiro Watanabe because he could hardly understand the connection between Mr. Nobumoto’s work and his work. I was contacted by Mr. Watanabe and talked to him. So, Mr. Nobumoto didn’t do SNS again, he didn’t have a homepage, he didn’t have an office at the counter, and he talked about how difficult it would be to communicate in that sense. I also decided to tell it on SNS. After this, I think that it may be transmitted from various people.

For me, I’ve been indebted to him for a long time since I met him at the scene of “Cowboy Bebop,” which was his debut as a screenwriter. He was the person who guided me, like a master. I haven’t received it yet. When I moved to Kichijoji, I returned to my parents’ home in Hokkaido in a few years, and I was wondering why, but when I think about it now … I think that was the reason why I returned to Hokkaido. not. I knew that I was in the hospital and I wasn’t feeling well this year, but my last memory was the remote appearance, joking without telling me about my illness. I am very sorry that the text has become disorganized.

Dai Sato’s Facebook Post (Japanese To English Translation)

Nobumoto was born in Hokkaido on March 13, 1964. She made her screenwriting debut by winning Fuji TV’s third Grand Prize for Young Stage in 1989, eventually writing for live-action, animation, and theater productions.

Nobumoto was the original creator of the Wolf’s Rain anime. She supervised the scripts for the Cowboy Bebop and Wolf’s Rain series, and wrote the scripts for Cowboy Bebop: The Movie and the original Macross Plus film and anime video editions. She collaborated with Satoshi Kon on the film Tokyo Godfathers. She also contributed scripts for Space Dandy and Samurai Champloo.


Source – Dai Sato’s Facebook page Via ANN

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