Mind Game And Street Fighter Anime Art Director Tooru Hishiyama Has Passed Away.

Bersek Trilogy art design and Mind Game anime art director, Tooru Hishiyama, has passed away.

The passing of Hishiyama was announced on the official Twitter account of Studio 4°C posted on Monday. According to the studio, the anime art director and background artist passed away on October 15.

"Hishiyama was with our company for a long time, and drew wonderful background art for us for many of our works. [Hishiyama] was always telling jokes, and we thought [Hishiyama] would return to us in good health. We are deeply saddened, and pray from the bottom of our hearts for [Hishiyama's] happiness in the next world." The company wrote.

Hishiyama was the art director for the Mind Game anime film,  Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind, and also the art design for  Berserk trilogy anime Trilogy film at Studio 4°C.  
His other work including; an artist on Grave of the Fireflies, A Wind Named Amnesia, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Little Nemo - Adventures in Slumberland, and Princess Arete, and served as art director on PES: Peace Eco Smile, and Mobile Suit SD Gundam Festival. Hishiyama also worked on the art for Vexille - 2077 Isolation of Japan.