Girls & Panzer, Princess Principal Producer Shunpei Maruyama Passes Away – News

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Maruyama was former president of animation studio Actas

Manga creator Yūji Takemura reported on Tuesday that his brother-in-law, anime producer Shunpei Maruyama, has passed away. Takemura did not reveal the cause of Maruyama’s death, but said that his family has already held a wake and funeral.

Maruyama was formerly the president of Actas, the studio that is perhaps best known for the anime“>Girls & Panzer and anime“>Princess Principal original anime franchises. Maruyama was animation producer for both anime, including the 2015 anime“>Girls und Panzer der Film anime film and the anime“>Princess Principal: Crown Handler six-part film series (of which three have been released). Maruyama’s last post on his Twitter account was New Year art featuring anime“>Girls & Panzer protagonist Miho and anime“>Princess Principal protagonist Ange.

In his time with Actas, Maruyama also produced the anime“>Nighthead Genesis, anime“>Kotetsushin Jeeg, anime“>Kowarekake no Orgel, anime“>Mayo elle Otokonoko, anime“>Mazinkaiser SKL, anime“>Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman, anime“>Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars, and anime“>Long Riders! anime.

Sources: Yūji Takemura‘s Twitter account, Oricon News via Otakomu

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