24 August 1938|
20 March 2012 (aged 73)|
Saiwai, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
|Occupation||Director, producer, screenwriter, editor|
|Years active||1958– 2012|
Noboru Ishiguro (石黒昇, Ishiguro Noboru , 24 August 1938 – 20 March 2012) was a Japanese animator who was noteworthy for directing the anime series, Space Battleship Yamato, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, The Super Dimension Century Orguss, Yōkai Ningen Bem, Megazone 23, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Noozles, and the 2008 completed series Tytania.
He was in a hawaiian style music band in his youth. Therefore, he was known as an animation director who could actually read musical scores and had made the best use of his previous experience for works such as "The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?" and Legend of the Galactic Heroes''.
Ishiguro Noboru died on 20 March 2012 in a Kawasaki hospital. He died of a lung infection which was the result of a followup surgery procedure to the aneurysm surgery he underwent two years prior.
- ↑ "Yamato, Macross Director Noboru Ishiguro Passes Away". Animenewsnetwork.com. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-03-21/yamato-macross-director-noboru-ishiguro-passes-away. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
- ↑ "アニメ監督の石黒昇さん死去". Asahi.com. http://www.asahi.com/obituaries/update/0321/TKY201203210546.html. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
- Noboru Ishiguro interview with Anime World Order
- Noboru Ishiguro at the Internet Movie Database
- Noboru Ishiguro at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- "NOBORU ISHIGURO 1938-2012: The anime director who steered Space Cruiser Yamato to the screen" -(Jonathan Clements)