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Known For

Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell Animation Department
(1995)
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Animation Department
(2004)
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Animation Department
(2001)
Perfect Blue
Perfect Blue Animation Department
(1997)

Filmography

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 2015 Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie (key animator)
 2015 Junketsu no Maria (TV Series) (animation director - 1 episode)
- By Faith, Not Arms (2015) ... (animation director)
 2014 Jobanni no shima (key animator)
 2013 Short Peace (animator - segment "Hi no yôjin")
 2011 Blood-C (TV Series) (key animator - 4 episodes)
- Nageke Tote (2011) ... (key animator: opening animation - as Kouichi Arai)
- Hito wa Isa (2011) ... (key animator: opening animation - as Kouichi Arai)
- Kimi ga Tame (2011) ... (key animator: opening animation - as Kouichi Arai)
- Ama Tsukase (2011) ... (key animator: opening animation)
 2010 Trigun: Badlands Rumble (key animator)
 2010 Halo Legends (Video) (key animator - segment "Prototype", as Kouichi Arai)
 2010 Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic (Video) (animator: Production I.G - as Kouichi Arai)
 2009 Summer Wars (key animator)
 2008 Batman: Gotham Knight (Video) (conceptual character designer - segment "Crossfire")
 2007 Sword of the Stranger (key animator)
 2007 Dennô koiru (TV Series) (animation director - 1 episode)
- Natsumatsuri, soshite hatashiai (2007) ... (animation director)
 2007 Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (Video) (key animator)
  Kemonozume (TV Series) (animation director - 1 episode, 2006) (key animator - 1 episode, 2006)
- Kankin wa tetsu no aji (2006) ... (animation director)
- Shoppai shingetsu no yoru (2006) ... (key animator - as Kouichi Arai)
 2004 Suchîmubôi (animator)
 2004/I Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (key animator)
 2001 Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (key animator)
 2001 Millennium Actress (key animator)
 2000-2001 FLCL (TV Mini-Series) (key animator - 2 episodes)
- Furikura (2001) ... (key animator)
- Furikiri (2000) ... (key animator)
 2000 Digimon Adventure: Our War Game! (Short) (key animator)
 1999 Mahô tsukai tai! (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Sae to, mahô kurabu to, sakura no ki (1999) ... (animator)
 1999 Digimon Adventure (Short) (key animator)
 1998 Blue Submarine No. 6 (Video) (animation character designer) / (animation director - episode 2) / (animator)
 1998 Spriggan (key animator)
 1998 Serial Experiments Lain (TV Mini-Series) (animator: opening/ending sequences)
 1997 Perfect Blue (animator)
 1996 Magical Project S (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Sammy Is Born! (1996) ... (animator)
 1996 X (animator)
 1996 Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Kid Samurai: A Big Ordeal and a New Student (1996) ... (key animator)
 1995 Memories (animator)
 1995 Ghost in the Shell (animator)
 1995 Armitage III (TV Mini-Series) (key animator - 4 episodes)
- Bit of Love (1995) ... (key animator)
- Heart Core (1995) ... (key animator)
- Flesh and Stone (1995) ... (key animator)
- Electro Blood (1995) ... (key animator)
 1995 Fire Emblem (TV Mini-Series short) (animator - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... (animator)
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... (animator)
 1994 Yûgen kaisha (Video short) (animator)
 1994 Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture (key animator)
 1993 Ninja Scroll (animator)
 1993 Sailor Moon (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
 1993 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (TV Mini-Series) (key animator)
 1991 Roujin Z (key animator)
 1991 Silent Möbius (animator)
 1991 3x3 Eyes (Video) (character designer)
 1988 Vampire Princess Miyu (TV Mini-Series) (animator - episodes 2-4)
 1988 Xanadu Dragonslayer Densetsu (animation director) / (character designer)
 1987 Haja taisei Dangaiô (Video) (animator - episode 1)
 1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie (Video) (key animator)
 1986 My Little Pony: The Movie (animator)
 1983 Uchû senkan Yamato: Kanketsuhen (inbetween artist)
 1982 Strawberry Shortcake: Pets on Parade (TV Short) (assistant animator - as Kohichi Arai)
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