It was announced that animator and director Ikuji Nunokawa passed away on December 25 at the age of 75. This was announced today on December 26th on the official Twitter account of Pierrot Co., Ltd., where Mr. Nunokawa served as Chairman and Supreme Advisor.
According to the wishes of the bereaved family, the funeral will be held only by close relatives, and a farewell party will be held by the company at a later date. Mr. Nunokawa is from Sakata, Yamagata. After graduating from Nippon Design School, worked as an animator.
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Then director at Mushi Production, Studio Jack, and Tatsunoko Production. There are ☆ Yu Hakusho, NARUTO , BLEACH, and Osomatsu-san. Established Studio Pierrot Co., Ltd. in 1979. In 2019, he received the Medal with Blue Ribbon in Autumn.
Source: Anime News Network