"Tales of" Game Series Illustrator Mutsumi Inomata Passes Away

Image via Mutsumi Inomata Exhibition art print The official Twitter for illustrator Mutsumi Inomata, known for her illustration and character design works for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Tales of game series, reported that Inomata passed away on March 10. The private funeral service was held with family. "It was so sudden...," read the statement issued by Inomata's younger sister. "There are rough sketches she was still working on, and I'm sure she is drawing them in heaven. Surrounded by her favorite cats, she must be creating cute, strong-eyed characters one after another...I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all those who have loved and supported Mutsumi Inomata, and I hope that you will continue to love her." Following her passing, The Tales game's official twitter account also issued the following statement: On the occasion of the passing of Mutsumi Inomata-sensei, we would like to express our deepest condolences and gratitude for her achievements during her lifetime. The entire "Tales of" team will continue to weave the story with great care so that the bonds with the irreplaceable characters created by her will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of fans forever.  Prior to her work as an illustrator, Inomata worked as an animator, and was a highly regarded character designer for many popular series in the 1980s. Her anime character design works included: Makyo Densetsu Acrobunch (1982) Plawres Sanshiro (1983) Leda: The Fantastic Adventure of Yohko (1985) Windaria (1986) Even in recent years, Inomata helped character desins for the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed series. The Seed series' official Twitter wrote, "We are sad to announce the passing of Mutsumi Inomata-sensei, a design collaborator for the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed series, who passed away on March 10. She had contributed to many of our works. In memory of her achievements during her lifetime, we would like to express our sincere condolences to her family." We would like to thank Inomata for all of their decades of contributions to the video game and anime industry. May they rest in peace. Sources : Mutsumi Inomata official Twitter , The Tales series official Twitter , Mobile Suit Gundam Seed series official Twitter

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