Nobuhiko Obayashi, an influential Japanese movie director, has died. He handed at 82 from most cancers that was revealed in 2016 as terminal. The web site for his newest movie stated he died late on Friday.

His last movie, Labyrinth of Cinema, was initially set for launch in Japan on the day of his dying, however that was pushed again due to the worldwide pandemic.

The web site had a terse announcement: “Director Obayashi fought his illness to the day of the scheduled launch of his movie. Relaxation in peace, director Obayashi, you who cherished movies a lot you saved on making them,” the announcement stated.

Obayashi had greater than 40 motion pictures and hundreds of TV reveals, commercials and different video on his resume.Battle was a recurring theme, as was the artwork of filmmaking.

His well-liked movies embody his 1977 Home, a horror comedy, and Hanagatami, launched in 2017, a story of younger love thwarted by battle.

Born in 1938, he acquired his first 8-mm digicam from his father.

Obayashi is survived by spouse Kyoko Obayashi, an actress and movie producer, and daughter Chigumi, an actress. Particulars on a memorial service weren’t instantly out there.