Monty Oum — 1981-2015

2015-02-02 23.19.17Hey guys, Samurai here, and I have some solemn news for you. News broke earlier today that Monty Oum, the creator of, among other things, the ground breaking animated series RWBY, passed away due to medical complications at the age of thirty-three.

Admittedly, and somewhat embarrassingly, I only became acquainted with Mr. Oum’s most recent works in the last year, having picked up RWBY in Walmart on a whim. However, it was a whim that was worth acting on as RWBY turned out to be one of the best animated shows I’ve come across in quite a long time. Heaven knows I didn’t understand all of what was going on in this series (still don’t really…blame my short intention span), but dawg gone it, I enjoyed the ride and the characters that took me on it. There will truly never be another show like it, and there will never be another creative magician like Monty Oum. Heaven only knows what other amazing projects he had up his sleeve, and the anime community is a somewhat darker place today with his death.

Rest in Peace, good sir. Rest in peace knowing that your works will continued to be enjoyed by millions.

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4 thoughts on “Monty Oum — 1981-2015

  1. I don’t know his work (yet) but how sad this makes me. I will turn 33 in the wee hours of tomorrow morning. What a reminder not to take a moment for granted.

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