On Thursday morning at 6am Japan time (8am AEDST), Takeshi Shudo collapsed at Nara Station. The 61-year-old was spotted near the station's smoking area, and he was rushed to the hospital. Shudo suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage.
Shudo is best known as the head writer for the original Pokémon anime and creating TV anime Fairy Princess Minky Momo. This year, Shudo was working on a new project called Cheer Figu!