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Former anime writer passes away

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Anime News Network reports that {{bp|Takeshi Shudō}}, former head writer of the {{bp|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 {{bpwp|subarachnoid hemorrhage}} in his head.
Shudō was a key part of the initial stages of the anime's {{bp|original series}}. He wrote the {{bp|EP001|first episode}}, which aired over ten years ago, and was a scriptwriter for the first three movies. His most recent Pokémon work was in 2003, withwriting the screenplay for the 244th episode of the anime, ''{{bp|EP244|Yadon's Comprehension! Satoshi's Comprehension!}}'' (''Enlighten Up!''). Shudō has also been credited with creating the legendary Pokémon {{p|Lugia}}.
In Japan, Shudo is best known as the creator of the classic manga and anime series, ''{{wp|Magical Princess Minky Momo}}''. His other credits include ''{{wp|Martian Successor Nadesico}}'' and ''{{wp|Legend of the Galactic Heroes}}''.
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