Yoshinobu Nishizaki

西崎義展, 西﨑義展, 西崎弘文
Birth:Dec 18, 1934
Death:Nov 7, 2010
Home town:Tokyo, Japan
Yoshinobu Nishizaki was best known as the cocreator of Space Battleship Yamato. He was born in 1934 and graduated from Nihon University Art Department. In 1994 he designed Yamato 2520. But in the end he was sued by Matsumoto Leiji for breach of copyright. Since then he has been arrested for gun and drug offences. He passed passed away on November 7th 2010 at the age of 75 when he fell from a research steamboat ironically named Yamato to the sea near Chichijima island and drowned. Source: AniDB