If the name of dragon ball will go down in the annals is also thanks to the fruit of the animated adaptation by TOEI Animation and the work of all the men who, with their sweat, made it possible for millions of viewers to enjoy the adventure of the Z Warriors. Today, unfortunately, the fans say goodbye to an important employee.
In the last few hours, the news from the Death of Mitsuo ShindoAnimator and artistic director of several episodes of the anime Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. According to what has been revealed, he has been suffering from cancer for some time, the artist would have given in to the disease and died on February 10th. 2023 at the age of 75.
Shindo was born in 1994 and was a renowned animator and art director in the Japanese animation industry. He was the creator of Shindo Production, a studio closely associated with Akira Toriyama TOEI Animation as he is also responsible for the production of the animated adaptation of Dr. Slump was responsible.
Besides that Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball ZShindo Production worked on the animated adaptation of Ken the Warrior between 1984 and 1987. The last time Mitsuo Shindo was named as Supervising Animation Dragon Ball was in the 160th episode of Dragon Ball Z, which aired in 1992. By the way, here is the origin of Dragon Ball according to Akira Toriyama.
He later left Shindo Production for work exclusively for TOEI Animation. Among his works we also find Detective Conan, Doraemon, Lupine III, ONE PIECE, Saint Seiya, Rurouni Kenshin, Toriko and Yu-Gi-Oh!. So he left us one Legend of Japanese animation. As a tribute to his work, here is Dragon Ball in Full HD.
🚨LUTO: Mitsuo Shindō, animator and art director of various episodes of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dr. Slump, Death of Cancer by Estômago. Ele Tinha 75 years. The artist did not make a day on December 10, 2023, mas o anúncio de sua morte foi revelado hoje.
Obliged by everyone. pic.twitter.com/lHa0sD0fCr— Kami Sama Explorer (@kamisamaexp) February 13, 2023