Norio Shioyama, Japanese animation director, Died at 77


Norio Shioyama was born on March 28, 1940, in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan and died on April 13, 2017.

He was an animator, illustrator, character designer, and animation director.

Norio Shioyama was most well known for his work as character designer on the anime TV series Armored Trooper Votoms.

Kōichi Murata, Kazuo Komatsubara, Norio Shioyama and Kōshin Yonekawa, was one of the founding members of the animation studio Oh! Production.

Norio and his wife Tokiko were both found dead on April 13, 2017, after fire a started at 1:00 AM destroying his eighth-floor apartment in the 14-floor Misato Danchi apartment complex in Misato, Saitama Prefecture.

Norio Shioyama passed away 77 years old.