Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Isao Takahata dies aged 82.

Oscar-nominated Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, who co-founded the Studio Ghibli and was best known for his work “Grave of the Fireflies,” has died at age 82, local media reported Friday.

Takahata’s latest film, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, earned him an Academy award nomination in 2014 for best animated feature.

 

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