Animation Director

Born in Tokyo, 1941. Involved in a large amount of TV anime appearances, including Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion. Worked on a string of masterpiece feature animations, starting with Galaxy Express 999 and moving on to Harmagedon: Genma Taisen, Kamui no Ken, Firebird: Karma Chapter, Gekijoban X, and Metropolis. His first full-length CG anime work Yona Yona Penguin was released in 2009.


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