Toren Smith 1960-2013

I am unbelievably shocked and dismayed to hear about the death of manga/anime translation pioneer Toren Smith at the too-young age of 52.

If you’ve ever enjoyed reading any manga in English, chances are he had something to do with it on some level. His name was on so many bestsellers, like Appleseed, Akira, Lone Wolf & Cub… he and Studio Proteus literally founded a sub-industry in the American comics business. Can’t overstate his impact.

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