One of the most influential producers in certain areas of Japanese animation, the famous Susumu Yoshikawa, died last Friday at 6 a.m. in his home in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture. The news was given to the media by his wife Yoshiko.
Yoshikawa's debut dates back to 1968when he decided to invest in the live action series Nippon Kenkyakuden. Attracted by the story of the "King of the Manga", Shōtarō Ishinomori, and by the universes and locations that featured heroes who were ready to control giant war machines and armor rich in weapons and equipment In 1972 he made his first real project or Android Kikaider.
But what really made Yoshikawa famous is the fact that he is still considered to be one of the creators of the Super Sentai subgenre, which works like the Knights of the Zodiac, Sailor Moon and also Power Rangers as well as the Metal Herowho contributed enormously to Toei's rise to one of the best animation studios.
Before retiring in 1997, Yoshikawa was also the executive producer of the armored Fleet Dairugger XV anime series and led the design of the Saburō Yatsude-Mecha series, which is known in Italy as Laserion.
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