Some sad news for Fate fans, as Studio DEEN has revealed that director Yuji Yamaguchi has passed away. The late director was at the helm of the original 2006 Fate/Stay Night anime, as well as the 2010 Unlimited Blade Works film.

Yamaguchi passed away last 9th January. Unfortunately, they did not make his cause of death public yet.

Yamamoto not only directed Studio DEEN’s Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works, but also several other titles. These include Z/X Ignition, Touka Gettan, and Strawberry Eggs. He also seved as episode director in several other titles, including the ongoing GeGeGe no Kitarou Anime.

Yuji Yamamoto was quite influential in his works, and he will surely be missed. May he rest in peace.

Sources: Studio DEEN, App Bank