I have some sad news to report. I have just learned that famous Japanese creature designer, and the inspiration for some of my monster designs, Yasushi Nirasawa
韮沢 靖 has died a couple of days ago.
A twitter post shared via Yasushi Nirasawa’s Twitter
page reports he passed away on February 2, 2016 due to kidney failure. The company ART STORM will be holding a memorial in honor of Nirasawa.
- Report: Yasushi Nirasawa suddenly passed away on February 2 due to Renal Failure. Age 52. We are very grateful for the many support during this time. We are currently planning a memorial to honor Nirasawa alongside Armstrom. Nirasawa’s creatures will forever be engraved in our hearts.
I have loved mr. Nirasawa's creature designs for years, ever since I saw them in ArchAngel Thunderbird
on the Sci-Fi Channel
years ago. The world has lost a great man and he will be missed by everyone. Rest in Peace Yasushi Nirasawa, you and your work will live on in our hearts forever.
That's all for now.
See you guys soon