This night is one of my favorite Otakon memories. As sad as we were to hear of the passing of Noboru Ishiguro on Tuesday, there is no doubt that his legacy as director of Space Battleship Yamato, the first color Astro Boy anime series (1980), The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, and Legend of the Galactic Heroes, among many others, will live on.
He touched countless souls, and not only was he an incredible talent but he was truly an incredible person. He was one of the true greats of the Japanese Anime Industry, and we were honored to have known him.
Photo taken by Scott Argenziano. Thank you, Scott.