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Osamu Dezaki (1943–2011)


Dezaki was noted for strict and meticulous adherence to storyboards: he storyboarded about 90% of his work. See more trivia »


(age 67) in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan

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 2008 Ultraviolet: Code 044 (TV Series)
 2007 Clannad
 2005 The Snow Queen (TV Series)
  Hakugei densetsu (TV Series) (series director - 26 episodes, 1997 - 1999) (episode director - 1 episode, 1999)
- The Legend of the Whale Hunters (1999) ... (series director)
- The Beginning of a Legend... Countdown (1999) ... (series director)
- The Beginning of a Legend... Wandering (1999) ... (episode director - as Makura Saki) / (series director)
- The Moad War Begins (1999) ... (series director)
- The Unforgivable Ones (1999) ... (series director)
 1998 Golgo 13: Queen Bee (Video)
 1997 Seisho Monogatari (TV Series)
 1976-1994 Manga Nippon mukashi banashi (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Kaminari-sama to kuwanoki (1976) ... (as Kumo Ooi)
 1993 Black Jack (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Sôretsu yûgi (1993)
 1991 Oniisama e... (TV Series) (1991)
 1990 Sword for Truth (Video) (as Tsutomu Dezaki)
 1990 Burning Blood (Video)
 1989 Ichi pondo no fukuin (Video) (co-director)
 1989 Lupin the Third Bye Bye, Lady Liberty (TV Movie) (as Osamu Desaki)
 1987 Bionic Six (TV Series) (supervising director - 65 episodes)
- That's All, Folks (1987) ... (supervising director)
- The Return of Mrs. Scarab (1987) ... (supervising director)
- Junk Heap (1987) ... (supervising director)
- Bone of Contention (1987) ... (supervising director)
- Love Note (1987) ... (supervising director)
 1986 The Blinkins: The Bear and the Blizzard (TV Movie) (supervising director)
 1985 Sweet Sea (TV Movie)
 1984 Rainbow Brite (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1981 The New Adventures of Gigantor (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1980 Tomorrow's Joe 2 (TV Series)
 1980 The Rose of Versailles (TV Series) (series director - 23 episodes)
- Berusaiyu no bara to onnatachi (1980) ... (series director)
- Sayounara waga itoshi no Osukaru (1980) ... (series director)
- Ano bishou wa mou kaeranai! (1980) ... (series director)
- Unmei no tobira no mae de (1980) ... (series director)
- Atsuki chikai no yoru ni (1980) ... (series director)
 1978 Treasure Island (TV Series)
 1977 Nobody's Boy Remi (TV Series)
 1975-1976 The Genius Bakabon (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Tensai Bakabon no gekiga nanoda/Ten no yuki o omachi suru noda (1976) ... (segment "Tensai Bakabon no gekiga nanoda", as Makura Saki)
- Washi ra o damasu nakare nanoda/Washi wa Santa Kurôsu nanoda (1975) ... (segment "Washi ra o damasu nakare nanoda", as Makura Saki)
- Nihondate no yume o miru noda/Aki wa fukashi imo o yaku noda (1975) ... (segment "Aki wa fukashi imo o yaku noda", as Makura Saki)
- Dai 13 wa: Gôtô satsujin no yoyaku nanoda/Dai 14 wa: Shakkuri de neko ni naru noda (1975) ... (segment "Dai 13 wa: Gôtô satsujin no yoyaku nanoda", as Makura Saki)
- Dai 7 wa: Kareha ga chiru to kami ga chiru noda/Dai 8 wa: Bôenkyô de hoshi o toru noda (1975) ... (segment "Dai 7 wa: Kareha ga chiru to kami ga chiru noda", as Makura Saki)
 1975 Ganba no Boken (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- The Last Battle: The Great Whirlpool (1975) ... (as Makura Saki)
- Traitor's Fortress (1975) ... (as Makura Saki)
- I Saw a White Weasel! (1975) ... (as Makura Saki)
- Run, Run, for the Weasel is Near (1975) ... (as Makura Saki)
- Ganba Kidnapped by an Eagle (1975) ... (as Makura Saki)
 1974 Hajime ningen Gyatoruz (TV Series) (as Makura Saki)
 1973 Aim for the Ace (TV Series)
 1973 Karate Master (TV Series)
 1973 Jungle Kurobee (TV Series)
 1972 Hazedon (TV Series)
 1971 Kunimatsu-sama no Otôri Dai (TV Series)
 1970 Tomorrow's Joe (TV Series)
 1968 Wanpaku tanteidan (TV Series)
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Alternate Names:

Osamu Desaki | Tetsu Dezaki | Tsutomu Dezaki | Matsudo Kan | Kumo Ooi | Hiroshi Saimaru | Makura Saki | Yabuki Toru | Tôru Yabuki

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It's easier to get more imaginative about the unknown. See more »


His "Postcard Memories" technique became immensely popular and is now considered an anime staple, seen in most if not all shows. See more »


He developed and frequently used in his series "Postcard Memories," a technique where a closing scene fades into a simple watercolour painting. See more »

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