The creator of Pokemon, Takeshi Shudo, passed away at 4:03 AM JST on October 29th at the age of 61.
“MSN Japan reports that Takeshi Shudō, former head writer of the Pokémon anime, collapsed at Nara railway station’s smoking area around 6:00am on Thursday, October 28th. Upon being discovered by a passerby, he was rushed to the hospital and is undergoing surgery. It was soon determined at the hospital’s emergency care center that Shudō had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage in his head.”
This is truly disheartening news. Im sure every gamer has had memories of Pokemon be it anime or the game. It is a sad day when the gaming industry as well as the world as a whole losing a great man such as Takeshi Shudo. He will always be in our memories as well as our hearts.