Carl Macek Passes Away

Anime producer Carl Macek, responsible for the American release  of  such titles as Robotech, Akira and Lady Death, passed away of a heart attack on Saturday.

Along with animation historian Jerry Beck,  Macek started Streamline Pictures in 1988. Streamline is responsible for importing many of the series that made the Anime industry what it is today.

“He will be missed by so many of us,” wrote Greg Ayres on his Facebook page. “The anime industry has truly lost a “Giant”, and one hell of a story teller….Rest In Peace friend.”