Optical photographer and visual effects technician Minoru Nakano passed away on Monday from liver failure. He was 82 years old. His funeral service will be for close relatives only with his eldest son Ryū as his chief mourner.
He was known for his optical photography work on Alien Baltan in the original Ultraman series. He worked on Tsuburaya Productions‘ early series including Ultra Q, Monster Booska, Ultra Seven, and Mighty Jack.
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