'Grave of the Fireflies' director Isao Takahata dies at 82

From BBC - April 5, 2018

Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, co-founder of the famed Studio Ghibli, has died at the age of 82.

Mr Takahata was nominated for an Oscar in 2014 for "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" but is best known for his film "Grave of the Fireflies".

Mr Takahata created Studio Ghibli with iconic director Hayao Miyazaki in 1985.

It has produced several blockbusters and become one of the world's most renowned animation studios.

Mr Takahata started his career in animation in 1959 at Japan's Toei studio, where he met Mr Miyazaki, who isusually seen as the face of Studio Ghibli.


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