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Yoshiaki Kawajiri


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", jointly with the more experienced Kazuyuki ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Animatrix
The Animatrix Writer
(2003)
Ninja Scroll
Ninja Scroll Animation Department
(1993)
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Animation Department
(2000)
Wicked City
Wicked City Animation Department
(1987)

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  Ninja Scroll 2 (TV Mini-Series) (key animator) (pre-production)
 2011 Tibet inu monogatari (key animator)
 2009 Redline (key animator)
 2007 Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (Video) (key animator)
 2003 Ninja Scroll: The Series (TV Series) (original character designer - 13 episodes)
- Seiten hyôhyô (2003) ... (original character designer)
- Ôchô fukkatsu (2003) ... (original character designer)
- Yagyû Ren'ya (2003) ... (original character designer)
- Hiruko no magokoro (2003) ... (original character designer)
- Harawata ni ryû (2003) ... (original character designer)
 2003 World Record (Short) (additional animator)
  X (TV Series) (animator - 25 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (key animator - 1 episode, 2002)
- Legend (2002) ... (animator: opening credits) / (key animator)
- Earth (2002) ... (animator: opening credits)
- Betrayal (2002) ... (animator: opening credits)
- Current (2002) ... (animator: opening credits)
- Ripple (2002) ... (animator: opening credits)
 2001 Metropolis (key animator) / (layout artist)
 2000 Party 7 (animator)
 2000 Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card (key animator)
 2000 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (key animator - uncredited)
 1998 Spawn (TV Series) (animation director - 1 episode)
- Home, Bitter Home (1998) ... (animation director: opening)
 1996 X (animator)
 1995 Anne no nikki (animator)
 1995 Memories (animator)
 1995 Bio Hunter (Video) (key animator)
 1995 Azuki-chan (TV Series) (character designer - 1995-1998)
 1994 The Cockpit (Video) (animation director - segments "1", "1") / (animator - segment "1") / (character designer - segments "1", "1")
 1994 Yûgen kaisha (Video short) (animator: opening sequence)
 1993 Ninja Scroll (animator - uncredited) / (character creation)
  Record of the Lodoss War (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode, 1991) (animator - 1 episode, 1991)
- Final Battle! Marmo, the Dark Island (1991) ... (key animator)
- The Wizard's Ambition (1991) ... (animator)
 1990 Cyber City Oedo 808 (TV Mini-Series) (character designer - 3 episodes)
- Data 3: Crimson Media (1990) ... (character designer)
- Data 2: The Decoy Program (1990) ... (character designer)
- Data 1: Memories of the Past (1990) ... (character designer)
  Goku Midnight Eye (TV Mini-Series) (animation director - 2 episodes, 1989) (character designer - 2 episodes, 1989)
- Goku: Midnight Eye II (1989) ... (animation director) / (character designer)
- Goku: Midnight Eye (1989) ... (animation director) / (character designer)
 1989 New Adventures of Kimba the White Lion (TV Series) (character designer)
 1988 Ginga eiyû densetsu (TV Series) (guest character designer - 2 episodes)
- Battle at Astate (1988) ... (guest character designer)
- In the Eternal Night (1988) ... (guest character designer)
 1988 Demon City Shinjuku (Video) (character designer)
 1987 Legend of the Forest (Video short) (animator)
 1987 Meikyû monogatari (animation director - segment "Hashiru otoko") / (character designer - segment "Hashiru otoko")
 1987 Wicked City (animation director) / (character designer) / (key animator - uncredited)
 1986 Toki no tabibito (animator)
 1986 Hadashi no Gen 2 (key animator)
 1985 Kamui no ken (animator)
 1984 Lensman (animator) / (character designer)
 1983 Hadashi no Gen (key animator)
 1983 Uniko: Mahô no shima e (animator - uncredited) / (layout artist)
 1983 Lady Georgie (TV Series) (animator: opening animation - 1983-1984)
 1983 Harmagedon: Genma taisen (animator)
 1982 Haguregumo (key animator - uncredited) / (layout artist)
 1981 Shiriusu no densetsu (animator)
 1981 Natsu e no tobira (key animator - uncredited) / (layout artist)
 1981 Unico (animator)
 1979 Animation Kikô Marco Polo no Bôken (TV Series) (animation director)
 1978 Mirai shônen Konan (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Nokosarejima (1978) ... (animator)
 1975 Ganba no Boken (TV Series) (key animator - 5 episodes)
- The Last Battle: The Great Whirlpool (1975) ... (key animator)
- I Saw a White Weasel! (1975) ... (key animator)
- After Toragoro, the Swindler! (1975) ... (key animator)
- Fun, Fun Diving (1975) ... (key animator)
- Ganba Goes Nuts Onboard (1975) ... (key animator)
 1974 Hajime ningen Gyatoruz (TV Series) (layout artist)
 1973 Êsu wo nerae! (TV Series) (key animator - 1973-1974)
 1973 Jungle Kurobee (TV Series) (layout artist)
 1972-1973 Dokonjô gaeru (TV Series) (key animator - 3 episodes)
- Kawaii anoko no maki/Otoko! Ume-san no maki (1972) ... (key animator)
 1972 Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Chitei kaijû dai sensô (1972) ... (animator)
 1971 Kunimatsu-sama no Otôri Dai (TV Series) (key animator - 1972)
 1970 Cleopatra: Queen of Sex (animator)
 1970 Ashita no Jô (TV Series) (inbetween animator - 1970-1971) / (key animator - 1970-1971)
 1969 Dororo (TV Series) (inbetween artist - 1969)
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