Anons he is already dead, passed away 3 days ago.
Off the top of my head he was the main designer for Kamen Rider Kabuto, Den-O, G and Blade wasn't he?
Did some stuff for Decade, GARO and Shin Megami Tensei 4 too.
He even worked on Dragon's Heaven and Godzilla Final Wars, of all things. Now that's a privilege. I don't think anyone scanlated his Phantom Core manga, either.
I didnt know he worked with Kobayashi, but this Dragon's Heaven drawing makes sense now
Also worked on Gokaiger. He was really nice. I posted one of my favorite pieces by him on Facebook and he responded. He said "Thank You" and then said he was surprised that his work was noticed in the United States.
Granted it hasn't been that bad in terms of anime/manga deaths, but this year is killing a ton of people (Can't remember, what was the year where a ton of Japanese VA's and creators died? 2012?)
I am very, very sad about this. I have many of his books, love his work so much. :-(
Such a shame he passed away, I always loved his creature designs. I'm planning on buying some of his art books. I'll start with the Zangyack one, then maybe try to track down more of them.
Has anyone ever uploaded art from him? I remember seeing scans from his worm and imagin artbooks.
Fuck. Why did you had to remind me, OP.
On a sidenote, there's a HR Giger exposition for the second time in my city right now.The first time Giger was too shy to come out to the public and say some words. One year later he died.
Feels bad, man.