“Naruto” And “Bleach” Animator Kazunori Mizuno Passes Away

Work included Bleach opening 10 and Naruto Shippuden opening 11 and ending 24


Colleagues such as veteran animator Kazuyoshi Yaginuma (Naruto movies, Akira, Steamboy, Wings of Honnêamise) have reported that Kazunori Mizuno, an animator with a long history on Bleach (notably including opening 10) and Naruto Shippuden (opening 11, ending 24) passed away on March 19th at age 52.


Mizuno worked as a storyboard artist and episode director on series like Naruto, Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Zoids Genesis.




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