Keiko Nobumoto, screenwriter of Cowboy Bebop and Tokyo Godfathers, dies

Keiko Nobumoto, screenwriter of Cowboy Bebop and Tokyo Godfathers, dies

Keiko Nobumoto

Keiko Nobumoto, screenwriter of anime such as Macross Plus, Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain and Tokyo Godfathers, died on December 1, after a battle with esophagus cancer. She was 57 years old. His family held a private service on December 4th, and director Shinichiro Watanabe confirmed his disappearance.

Keiko Nobumoto dies aged 57

News of Keiko Nobumoto's death is It was made public via a Facebook post by writer Dai Sato, who worked alongside Nobumoto in Wolf's Rain and with director Shinichiro Watanabe of Cowboy Bebop (get the complete series on Amazon!), Samurai Champloo and Space Dandy. Sato received the news from Watanabe, who was contacted by Nobumoto's family after a memorial ceremony on 4 December. In her memorial post, Sato addresses Nobumoto as “the person who guided me, like a teacher.”

Keiko Nobumoto was born on March 13, 1964 in Hokkaido and became a professional screenwriter after winning, in 1989, the third Fuji TV Young Scenario Grand Prix. Among her first works are Tobé! Kujira no Peek, a film about children rescuing an albino whale from the circus, the 1992 live-action film World Apartment Horror (co-written and directed by Akira director Katsuhiro Otomo, based on a story by Satoshi Kon) and 1993 TV special Hiroshima ni Ichiban Densha ga Hashita.

Keiko Nobumoto is best known for being the original creator of the anime Wolf's Rain, supervising the scripts of the Cowboy Bebop series and writing those of Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, not counting his work on the Macross Plus anime, collaborated with Satoshi Kon on the Tokyo Godfathers film and contributed scripts for Space Dandy and Samurai Champloo.

Nobumoto is also credited as a "scenario supervisor" for the original 2002 Kingdom Hearts game and received a "special thank you" for 2005's Kingdom Hearts II.

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