Directed the animated music videos for Daft Punk
's album "Discovery" (2001).
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Zero means there is no end.
served as Matsumoto's assistant; Matsumoto claimed that one of his characters, Yatterman from "Space Pirate Captain Harlock", was drawn to resemble Shintani. When Shintani went on to make his own career in anime, his works had a distinct Matsumoto influence (notably, his saga "Area 88" was a military drama like "Yamato").
He has a deep fascination with the number 9 and uses it in his works, believing it represents the last stop before a major shift in mathematics/time/space/the ages of man.