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Makiko Futaki Studio Ghibli Key Animator Has Passed Away at age 58

You’ll be missed…

Makiko Futaki is well known for being the key animator on iconic films like Kiki’s Delivery Service, Akira and Howl’s Moving Castle. She passed away on May 13th, 2016.

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A list of all of her work!

  • 2013 – The Wind Rises (Key Animator)
  • 2011 – From Up on Poppy Hill (Key Animator)
  • 2010 – The Secret World of Arrietty (Key Animator)
  • 2004 – Howl’s Moving Castle (Key Animator)
  • 2001 – Spirited Away (Animator)
  • 1999 – My Neighbors the Yamadas (Animator)
  • 1997 – Princess Mononoke (Key Animator)
  • 1995 – Whisper of the Heart (Key Animator)
  • 1992 – Porco Rosso (Animator)
  • 1991 – Only Yesterday (Animator)
  • 1989 – Kiki’s Delivery Service (Key Animator)
  • 1988 – Akira (Key Animator)
  • 1988 – My Neighbor Totoro (Animator)
  • 1986 – Castle in the Sky (Animator)
  • 1985 – Kenji Miyazawa’s Night on the Galactic Express (Key Animator)