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Macross Mechanical Designer Kazutaka Miyatake is Out of the Hospital

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We recently posted about Macross mechanical designer Kazutaka Miyatake, who suffered a house fire tragedy in which he lost his wife, Tomoko Watanabe, and ended up in the hospital due to smoke inhalation. While the story remains a sad one, the good news is that Miyatake has since been discharged from the hospital.

Miyatake thanked everyone for their condolences and messages of encouragement through this ordeal.

The original fire reportedly took two hours to extinguish, with the house Miyatake and his wife called home being partially destroyed in the process. Police are still examining the cause, with television channel TBS noting that the most intense flames were sourced in the kitchen.

Kazutaka Miyatake’s credits include handling mechanical design for the original Macross TV anime, as well as the Macross: Do You Remember Love? anime film. Miyatake also worked as mechanical designer on projects ranging from Space Battleship Yamamoto to Aura Battler Dunbine, Dirty Pair Flash, and many more.

Via Anime News Network

Image via Sunrise’s Dunbine website