Osamu Kobayashi Wiki – Osamu Kobayashi Biography
Osamu Kobayashi was a Japanese animator, illustrator, mechanical designer, and animation director primarily known for BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad and Paradise Kiss; his guest appearance as director of episode 4 of Gurren Lagann, and, most recently, episode 15 of Dororo (2019 TV series). He was best known as the director of cult classics BECK and Paradise Kiss, while also directing individual episodes for Naruto: Shippuden and Gurren Lagann. After graduating from high school, he worked as a designer and manga artist, but in recent years he has been mainly active in the field of animation, following his participation in Grandia. He originally directed avant-garde shorts and music videos for Studio 4°C and has more recently done two TV series for Madhouse Studios.
He was also influenced by a number of live-action movies, such as those by Akira Kurosawa, John Ford, and Howard Hawks. He got his start as the mechanical designer for 1988’s Dragon’s Heaven, according to Otaku USA.
Osamu Kobayashi Age
He was born on January 10, 1964, in Tokyo, Japan, and died on April 16, 2021. He was 57 years.
Osamu Kobayashi Death
He died on April 16, 2021, at the age of 57. He died as a result of suffering kidney cancer. The news of his demise was announced via Twitter through a post that read, “RIP Osamu Kobayashi (director of “Beck”, “Paradise Kiss”…).”
His fans went to Twitter to celebrate the legacy of Kobayashi. One read, “Osamu Kobayashi was one of those visionary directors that emerged in the mid-00s and had a style that really lent itself well to character-driven coming-of-age dramas like BECK and Paradise Kiss. Shame he never got to do another one like that.”
George J. Horvath wrote on Twitter, “The director of the anime adaptations of both Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad & Paradise Kiss, both strong cult classics of the 00s. To more cynical folk, he was the guy “to blame” for Gurren Lagann Ep 4 & Dororo  Ep 15, both quickly hated for their experimental visuals.”
Osamu Kobayashi Cause of Death
He died of kidney cancer on April 16, 2021.
Osamu Kobayashi Instagram
He was on Instagram as @osamu_kobayashi.