Ootsuka was born on July 11, 1931, in Shimane Prefecture, Japan, and joined Toei Animation in 1956.
Yasuo Ootsuka with Hayao Miyazaki Animator Yasuo Ootsuka died on Monday, March 15.
Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki revealed the news on the same day at the 2021 Tokyo Anime Award Festival.
His early contributions included animation for Hakujaden (The Great White Snake) and Wanpaku Ouji no Orochi Taiji (Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon), the latter of which he coll…
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