It was announced by talent agency Sigma7 that voice actor Shozo Iizuka has passed away. He was 89 years old.
The official website of singer Ichiro Mizuki announced that he has passed away. He was 74 years old.
Nippon Columbia announced the Metal Hero Series 40th Anniversary BOX SPARKLY SONGS, a compilation album of all of theme songs of the Metal Hero series.
It was reported that long-time anime and tokusatsu composer Michiaki Watanabe has passed away. He was 96 years old.
It was reported that prolific writer Shozo Uehara has passed away last January 2nd. He was 82 years old.
The folks over at Metallic Fansubs has finished subbing the 5th entry of the Metal Hero Series, Jikuu Senshi Spielvan!