Hideo Ogata (尾形英夫 Ogata Hideo?, (ca.1934 - 25 January 2007)) is a producer and planner in Japan.[1][2] He was also the founding editor of Animage magazine, the second largest anime and manga magazine in Japan, and the editor of the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind manga series.[1][3] Ogata assisted in the founding of Studio Ghibli.[4] Ogata died of stomach cancer on 25 January 2007 at the age of 73.[5] Hayao Miyazaki read the eulogy at his funeral.[3][4]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (English) "Hideo Ogata". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 (English) "Animage founder Hideo Ogata dies at 73". Mainichi Daily News. 2007-01-27. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 (English) "Founding Editor of Animage Hideo Ogata Dead at 73". Toon Zone. 2007-01-30. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 (Japanese) "スタジオジブリ - STUDIO GHIBLI - 2007年01月". Studio Ghibli. 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  5. (English) "1-25-07 (8:40PM EST) Animage Chief Editor Hideo Ogata Dies". Anime News Service. 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2007-01-30. Animator and Animage Magazine Editor In Chief Hideo Ogata died of stomach cancer in Japan on January 25th, he was 73 years old. Animage is widely regarded as the #2 magazine covering animation content in Japan behind Newtype and routinely includes scoops and exclusives on a number of new works. Ogata hails from Miyagi Prefecture, his funeral will include only family and close friends. Joining Tokuma Shoten after college, he founded Animage in 1978. It was Japan's first widely available and commercially successful animation magazine, serializing Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind manga in 1984. Ogata was Executive Editor of the serial and a planner on the film. The promotional move helped to get the then fledgeling Studio Ghibli off the ground. He's credited in a number of other roles related to Ghibli animation, including being one of the studio's principal founders. He created the concept for Big Wars, and assisted in planning related to Legend of the Galactic Heroes movies and one of Mamoru Oshii's first films Angel's Egg. 
  6. (English) "Hideo Ogata". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 

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