I am sorry to report that Yasushi Nirasawa passed away on February 2, 2016 due to kidney failure. For those of you who do not know, Nirasawa was an illustrator, character designer, and model maker well known for his work in various Tokusatsu titles. He was responsible for designing Gigan and Monster X in Godzilla: Final Wars, and did creature designs for Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and Golden Knight Garo, as well as for numerous Kamen Rider series such as Kamen Rider Blade, Kamen Rider Kabuto, Kamen Rider Den-O, Kamen Rider Decade, and Kamen Rider G.
Its tragic that someone who contributed so much to the world of tokusatsu has passed away so young at age 52, but at least he's left behind a legacy of excellent artwork & creature characters for fans to enjoy and remember him by for many more years to come.
R.I.P. Mr. Nirasawa, thanks for all your hard work.
You can check out examples of Nirasawa's work in the links below, as well as pictures of the man himself.vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/k…41.media.tumblr.com/8b5d4f6bc7…www.google.com/search?q=Yasush…www.google.com/search?q=Yasush…www.facebook.com/ArtOfYasushiN…