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Yasuo Ôtsuka

In 1951 goes to Tokyo to start a career as a cartoonist, but begins to work in the Anti-drug Department Office of Kanto Koshinetsu. During these times he was very impressed by french and soviet animation films and finally enters in 1956 in an animation studio which later will be Toei Doga, the most important animation studio in Japan. He enters in... See full bio »
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Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro
Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro Animation Department
(1979)
Mirai shônen Konan
Mirai shônen Konan Animation Department
(1978)
Panda! Go Panda!
Panda! Go Panda! Animation Department
(1972)
Rupan sansei
Rupan sansei Animation Department
(1971-1972)

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 1987 Rupan sansei: Fûma ichizoku no inbô (character designer)
 1986 The Blinkins: The Bear and the Blizzard (TV Movie) (supervising animation director)
 1984 Sherlock Hound (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Blue Ruby (1984) ... (key animator)
 1981 Jarinko Chie (animation director)
 1979 Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (animation director - as Yasuo Ohtsuka) / (character designer - as Yasuo Ohtsuka) / (design supervisor - as Yasuo Ohtsuka)
 1978 Mirai shônen Konan (TV Series) (animation director) / (character designer)
  Samurai jaiantsu (TV Series) (animation director - 46 episodes, 1973 - 1974) (character designer - 1 episode, 1973)
- Sekai ni kagayaku samurai jaiantsu (1974) ... (animation director)
- Daisakusen - Nichibei wârudo shirîzu (1974) ... (animation director)
- Dai-rîgâ no sugoi yatsu (1974) ... (animation director)
- Kessen nihon'ichi wo mezase! (1974) ... (animation director)
- Bakuhatsu! Nagashima-ryû kenka yakyû (1974) ... (animation director)
 1973 Panda kopanda amefuri sâkasu no maki (Short) (animation director)
 1972 Panda! Go Panda! (Short) (animation director) / (character designer)
  Rupan sansei (TV Series) (directing animator - 21 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (animation director - 2 episodes, 1971)
- The Great Gold Showdown! (1972) ... (directing animator)
- The First Move Wins Computer Operation! (1972) ... (directing animator)
- Rescue the Tomboy! (1972) ... (directing animator)
- Catch the Phony Lupin! (1972) ... (directing animator)
- Which of the Third Generation Will Win! (1972) ... (directing animator)
 1971 Mûmin (Short) (animator)
 1969-1970 Mûmin (TV Series) (animation director - 26 episodes)
- Nonnon kocchi muite (1970) ... (animation director)
- Omedeto sunooku (1970) ... (animation director)
- Osabishi yama no ganman (1970) ... (animation director)
- Chibi no mii daisakusen (1970) ... (animation director)
- Yama otoko da yo yahhoo! (1970) ... (animation director)
 1969 Nagagutsu o haita neko (key animator)
 1969 Rupan sansei: Pilot Film (TV Short) (animation director: action scene - uncredited) / (animator - uncredited) / (story artist - uncredited)
 1968 Taiyô no ôji Horusu no daibôken (animation director)
 1965 Hustle Punch (TV Series) (animation director)
 1962 Arabian naito: Shindobaddo no bôken (character designer) / (key animator)
 1961 The Littlest Warrior (animation drawings)
 1960 Saiyûki (animator)
 1958 Panda and the Magic Serpent (inbetween artist)
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As an influential animator, he played an essential role when two important directors in Japanese animation, namely Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, made their theatrical debut. In 1965, when Toei Doga chose Otsuka for animation director of their tenth feature film, he recommended the studio to pick out Takahata for director. This tenth feature film resulted in Takahata's theatrical debut Taiy&... See more »

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