Directed the animated music videos for Daft Punk
's album "Discovery" (2001).
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Space Battleship Yamato was my very first animated production, so when I close my eyes, every scene revives in my memory. For me, Yamato is a monumental work I will never forget. That is why I always feel that I want to take care of it until the very end.
Matsumoto has based many of his characters on people he personally knew. Captain Okita was based on his father; Susumu Kodai was named after Matsumoto's younger brother; Yuki Mori was based on a pen pal of Matsumoto's; Dr Sado was based on an assistant who served Matsumoto; Captain Harlock was based on an elementary-school classmate.
Includes small short stature people who are drawn to look different from the regular height characters in his works.