Today I'm mourning the loss of one of my favorite anime directors, Noboru Ishiguro. He was one of the directors of Space Battleship Yamato and was the director of Super Dimensional Fortress Macross and Legend of the Galactic Heroes. He even directed an old childhood favorite of mine, Fushigi na Koala Blinky, or Noozles in the U.S., which aired on the Nick Jr. block in the eighties and early nineties. Ishiguro was a massive talent and the world of anime is sure to be somewhat less without him. He was 73.