Transformers: Armada director Hidehito Ueda has passed away

It is with sad news that we report that Hidehito Ueda has lost his battle with cancer. In addition to his directing duties he was also a prolific storyboard artist. His only Transformers work was on Armada but he contributed as both a director and artist to many other anime. Notably “AD Police” “Lupin III: Stolen Lupin” “Heartcatch Precure!” “Naruto” and “Shin Megami Tensei Devil Children”.
We offer our condolences to his family and many fans.