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Toei Animation managing director Hiroyuki Kinoshita passed away on July 3 due to a heart attack. He was 48.

Kinoshita joined Toei Animation in 2004. In addition to producing television anime for Toei Animation, he has also served as CEO of Toei Animation Enterprises in Hong Kong, as well as COO of Toei Animation Europe in France and Toei Animation Incorporated in the United States.

In addition to producing television anime for Toei Animation, in 2012 Kinoshita was appointed as CEO of Toei Animation Enterprises in Hong Kong, as well as COO of Toei Animation Europe in France, and Toei Animation Incorporated in the United States.

Do note he and voice actor Hiroyuki Kinoshita are not the same.

(Source: Animation News Network, Bunka Tsushin)

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