On Sunday morning Anton Yelchin's Jeep rolled down his driveway, pinning then crushing him against a brick post outside of his house in Los Angeles, California. It just so happens the car that caused this horrific fatality was a 2015 Grand Cherokee, and among over one million more cars/SUVs filed for recall by Fiat Chrysler.
More than 100 crashes have been reported to date, due to gear selector problems that can confuse drivers about whether their cars are in park or not.
Michiyo Yasuda's terrific work with the studio spans from her earliest days with work on 'Castle in the Sky' (1986) to Hiyo Miyazaki's final film, 'The Wind Rises' (a few years ago).
(Castle in the Sky)
(The Wind Rises)
“What I like best is when I am building up the colors in my head, thinking of how to get the tone worked out,” Yasuda said during her interview with the L.A. Times. “Color has a meaning, and it makes the film more easily understood. Colors and pictures can enhance what the situation is on screen.” RIP Michiyo Yasuda, you will be missed!
Oricon reports that Yuko Mizutani passed away on May 17th following a previous diagnosis with breast cancer. One of Mizutani's most famous roles was Sakiko Sakura (older sister in TV anime, Chibi Maruko Chan), as well as Sora Takenouchi in Digimon Adventure.
Her most recent stint was voicing Ikuko Tsukino in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal. Mizutani's also performed some video game voice work as Iris in Mega Man X4, and the Japanese voice of Minnie Mouse for the Kingdom Hearts series.
Mizutani was an extraordinary talent, she'll be missed dearly, and may she rest in peace.
Anton Yelchin died in a car accident Sunday morning. The talented young actor's colleagues, collaborators, and friends have already stepped forward to pay their respects following this truly horrendous and tragic event.