On the official site for the multimedia franchise Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouchthe death of the character designer and animator Takahiro Kimura. The talented artist died on March 5 after a long battle with amyloidosis, a disease that cannot be cured.
Takahiro Kimura was in charge of character design for the franchise Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouchbased on the original designs made by the creative group CLAMP. He also participated in the character design of other franchises such as scream, gun x sword, Mobile Suit Gundam: Flash Hathaway, Brigade: Marin to Melan, Shinkon Gattai Godannar, Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera, a better man, Usagi-chan from CUE!!among many others.
Finally, write the official statement:
- Animator Takahiro Kimura, who worked as a character designer for the series “Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch”, passed away on March 5, 2023 after a long battle with amyloidosis, an incurable disease.
- On this occasion we disclose the name of his illness after obtaining the corresponding permission from the grieving family. We can only express our gratitude to Mr. Kimura for his many animations and illustrations, and for the amazing moving images he has created throughout this franchise.
- The Code Geass team and everyone involved pray for his soul to rest in peace.