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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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 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)
 2001-2002 X (TV Series) (animator - 25 episodes)
- Legend (2002) ... (animator: opening credits)
- 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 Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card (key animator)
 1996 X (animator)
 1995 The Diary of Anne Frank (animator)
 1995 Memories (animator)
 1994 The Cockpit (Video) (animation director - segment "1") / (animator - segment "1") / (character designer - segment "1")
 1994 Yûgen kaisha (Video short) (animator: opening sequence)
 1993 Ninja Scroll (character creation)
 1990 Cyber City Oedo 808 (Video short) (character designer)
 1989 New Adventures of Kimba the White Lion (TV Series) (character designer)
 1989 Goku Midnight Eye (Video) (animation director) / (character designer)
 1988 Hell City Shinjuku, US (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)
 1986 Time Stranger (animator)
 1986 Barefoot Gen 2 (key animator)
 1985 Kamui no ken (animator)
 1984 SF Shinseiki Lensman (animator) / (character designer)
 1983 Barefoot Gen (key animator)
 1983 Harmagedon: Genma taisen (animator)
 1981 Unico (animator)
 1978 Future Boy Conan (TV Series) (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 Jungle Kurobee (TV Series) (layout artist)
 1972-1973 The Gutsy Frog (TV Series) (key animator - 3 episodes)
- Kawaii anoko no maki/Otoko! Ume-san no maki (1972) ... (key animator)
 1970 Cleopatra: Queen of Sex (animator)
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Considered one of the more revolutionary directors in anime history. See more »


Female characters in many of his films (particularly Makie in _Wicked City (1987)_ and Kagero in _Ninja Scroll (1993)_) are subjected to horrible abuse, both physical and sexual, which has led to some criticisms of misogyny. See more »

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