Atsuo Okunaka, episode director of Kamen Rider V3 and other live-action special effects (tokusatsu) television series, passed away from heart failure on Friday. He was 81.

Atsuo Okunaka

Atsuo Okunaka

Okunaka directed select episodes from many live-action television series including Judo Icchokusen, Ganbare!! Robocon, Akumaizer 3, and J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai.A Funeral service will be held in Niiza, Saitama Prefecture on Thursday.