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's album "Discovery" (2001).
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Space Battleship Yamato was an important work that prepared my place in animation. It allowed me to reach back into myself as a boy and face the strong impressions my senses provided to me then. It made me ask the basic question of whether or not I would want to see this anime.
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 "Area 88" saga was a military drama like "Yamato").
He often features a cat (based on his own pet cat Mi-kun) in his stories