7/22/09 RIP Yoshinori Kanada

Anime legend Yoshinori Kanada (aka Iko Kanada) passed away on 7/21 due to cardiac arrest. He was extremely influential in shaping the action anime genre, and his many works included:

Kanada-san is survived by his wife, artist/animator Makiko Kanada. Yoshinori Kanada was a member of the Region Free network as well, and his fanciful drawings can be found on his Artists page.

Cindy has also written about him in her blog on our sister site, AnimeStyle Pro.