Pokémon Writer, 61, Dies

Yesterday, Pokémon writer Takeshi Shudo was rushed to the hospital after suffering a haemorrhage and collapsing at Nara Station. He has since passed away. Shudo was 61 years old.

Shudo created TV anime Fairy Princess Minky Momo and worked on various anime through the '80s and '90s. He became the chief writer for the original Pokémon television series and went on to write the first three Pocket Monsters feature films.

脚本家の首藤剛志さんが亡くなられた。 [田原正利のプロデューサー日記 訃報 via ANN]


    That's sad. May he RIP in anime heaven.

    I wonder how those bastards with their Nurse Joy jokes feel now.

    I almost cried when I heard this. I feel like part of my childhood just died T^T

    may you rest in peace. thank you for the great childhood memories.

    rest in peace... thanks for all the childhood memories :)

    Good-night, sweet prince.

    Pokémon had a writer?

    He gave us the best childhood we could have wanted with cartoons.

    Pokemon was a huge part of my childhood, and no doubt this man was a part of that influence, so thanks to him.


    ((((;゚Д゚))))))) Nooooooooooooo! Quick! Use revive! NURSE JOY!!!

    The man responsible for half of my fun childhood memories....gone. This is a sad day. =(

    Maybe they should get the Evangelion writer in, so it won't make much sense unless you're an uber-fan

    :( The originals were so great

    That'll teach you.

    Take him to a pokemon center, not a damn hospital.

    This is really sad. I've always loved Pokemon. WHY WHY WHY? *sigh

    rest in peace,, and thank you for the wonderful memories you gave us.

    may he rest in peace


    I hope they engrave "gotta catch em all" on his tombstone. RIP mate.

    Oh man, a part of my childhood just died.

    Rest in Peace, good sir. You made my horrible childhood tolerable.

    R.I.P Really sad to just have found out the man who is responsible for my great childhood past away.

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