Note: People with two titles are that person of anime and the other is they should be called that in Japan
Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the films...
“ The Steven Spielberg of anime and the Chuck Jones of Japan ” - adog1990
“ The Francis Ford Coppola of Japan ” - adog1990
“ The George Lucas of anime and the Gene Roddenberry of Japan ” - adog1990
“ The Robert Rodriguez of anime and the John Kricfalusi of Japan and the new Yoshinori Kanada. ” - adog1990
“ The Ralph Bakshi of Japan ” - adog1990
“ The John Williams of anime and Japanese movies and the Quincy Jones of Japan ” - adog1990
“ The Quentin Tarantino of anime ” - adog1990
“ The David Zucker of Japan ” - adog1990
Joined Mushi Animation Production in the 60s and was very soon promoted to animation direction of several TV Series including "Moomin" and "Wansa-kun". After his collaboration on the TV series "Space Battleship Yamato" (1974-75), he made his film debut in its theatrical version in 1977. His debut as a director in a long-feature format couldn't have been more succesful: "Vampire Hunter D" (1985)...
“ The Tex Avery of Japan ” - adog1990
“ The Ridley Scott of anime and the Tony Scott of Japan ” - adog1990
Graduated in Tokyo. Debuted in animation in the first 60s, doing several tasks from planning to scripting TV series until his debut as director with second TV series of "Cyborg 009" (1979-80). Joined Nippon Sunrise Animation Company in 1981. Here, he was finally able to direct his own personal projects beginning with the TV series "Taiyo no Kiba Doug Ram" ("Sun Fangs Doug Ram") in 1981...
“ The James Cameron of anime ” - adog1990
“ The Ennio Morricone of Japan ” - adog1990
“ The Stanley Kubrick of Japan ” - adog1990
Satoshi Kon was born in 1963. He studied at the Musashino College of the Arts. He began his career as a Manga artist. He then moved to animation and worked as a background artist on many films (including Roujin Z
by 'Katsuhiro Otomo'). Then, in 1995, he wrote an episode of the anthology film Memories
(this Episode was "Magnetic Rose")...
“ The Terry Gilliam of anime and the Alfred Hitchcock of Japan ” - adog1990
Tezuka wrote/animated the Japanese TV Series "Jangaru Taitei" that was turned into a USA syndicated series in the 60s called "Kimba The White Lion". This story was then plagiarized by The Disney Company in 1994 and became "The Lion King", the most profitable film of all time, and Tezuka has never received due credit from Disney for his creation, much less any money.
“ The Walt Disney of Japan ” - adog1990
“ The David Lynch of Anime ” - adog1990
Graduated from Yokohama High School in 1968. After a few years working as animator at Mushi Production Animation, the company went bankrupt in 1972 and he joined Madhouse Studio. In the 70s he was promoted to animation director and finally debuted as film director in 1984's "SF New Century Lensman"...
“ The John Carpenter of Japan ” - adog1990
“ The Sammy Hagar of Japan ” - adog1990
“ The Paul McCartney of Japan ” - adog1990
“ The Frank Marshall of Japan ” - adog1990
“ The James Cameron of Japan ” - adog1990
“ The David Lynch of Japan and the new Osamu Tezuka ” - adog1990
Ishinomori Shotaro was born on January 25, 1938 in the town of Ishinomori, Miyagi prefecture as Onodera Shotaro. As one of the most prolific comic artist in history, his works encompasses over 770 titles exceeding 128,000 pages. Being one of the early pioneers of Japanese "manga" or comics, he was one...
“ The Glen A. Larson of Japan ” - adog1990
“ The Glen A. Larson of anime ” - adog1990
“ The J. K. Rowling of Japan ” - adog1990