Regarding Takamasa Sakurai

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Regarding Takamasa Sakurai

Post by Nemra » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:19 am

As some of you may have already heard, Takamasa Sakurai has passed away.


Sakurai-san was a guest at Anime Boston in 2012. Sakurai-san as one of Anime Boston first cultural guests, a program that has continued through Programming's exploration of more academic content.


A few years later, Sakurai-san was instrumental in arranging for Anime Boston to become one of the first members of the IOEA.


It was his experience in Boston that put us on that short list. It is also partially due to that recommendation, that Anime Boston is becoming better known in Japan.

In brief, Sakurai-san was one of the premiere ambassadors of Japanese pop culture across the globe and a true friend to Anime Boston.

Rest in peace
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Re: Regarding Takamasa Sakurai

Post by coolforever » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:52 pm

Wow, that's horrible to hear especially with how he died.

R.I.P. :(
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AB 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011: Kiba. AB 2007: Shin'ichi Kudo. AB 2012: Kiba the Eurobeat Lover.
AB 2013: Kaitou Kid the Eurobeat Lover. Anime Boston 2014: Kaitou Kid the 80's J-Pop Lover.
AB 2015: Kaitou Kid the Sonic Fan. AB 2016: Kaitou Kid the Wolfman. AB 2017: Kaitou Kid the Rocketeer.

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Re: Regarding Takamasa Sakurai

Post by ShoujoQ » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:48 am

It was so shocking to hear of Takamasa's passing. Only because I was reading an article from him a few days prior. I had always hoped to be able to meet him in person one day and thank him for all the work he did. He was a great supporter of anime and Japanese idols. Some of his articles can be found here ->Here They are worth a read for sure.

He will be missed greatly.

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