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Isao Takahata

Isao Takahata was born on October 29, 1935 in Ise, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for Grave of the Fireflies (1988), The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013) and Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974). See full bio »
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 2003 Winter Days
 1994 Pom Poko
 1987 The Story of Yanagawa's Canals (Documentary)
  Jarinko Chie (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1981 - 1982) (chief director - 60 episodes, 1981 - 1983)
- Saishûkai to wa iu mono no... (1983) ... (chief director)
- Ôen danchô ga yattekita (1983) ... (chief director)
- Tetsu no atama wa Kachikachi-yama (1983) ... (chief director)
- Puropôzu sareta Yoshie-han! (1983) ... (chief director)
- Aa! Seiki no ragubî kessen!! (1983) ... (chief director)
 1981 Chie the Brat
 1979 Anne of Green Gables (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1978 Future Boy Conan (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Sarupêjisen (1978)
- Rao hakase (1978)
 1974 Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (TV Series) (52 episodes)
- Mata au hi made (1974)
- Kurara ga aruita (1974)
- Tatte goran (1974)
- Chiisana kibô (1974)
 1973 Isamu the Wilderness Boy (TV Series)
 1972 Panda! Go Panda! (Short)
 1971-1972 Rupan sansei (TV Series) (second director - 15 episodes)
- The Great Gold Showdown! (1972) ... (second director)
- The First Move Wins Computer Operation! (1972) ... (second director)
- Rescue the Tomboy! (1972) ... (second director)
- Catch the Phony Lupin! (1972) ... (second director)
- Which of the Third Generation Will Win! (1972) ... (second director)
 1971-1972 Apache yakyûgun (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Picchâ Abashiri (1972)
 1971 Gegege no Kitarô (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Oshimagari (1971)
 1969 Môretsu atarô (TV Series)
 1963 Okami shônen Ken (TV Series)
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Tetsu Takemoto

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Is a big fan of Nemuri Kyoshiro films. Nemuri Kyoshiro is a sleepy-eyed, outlaw swordsman who is the son of a Japanese mother and a foreign father, who had a series of novels beginning in 1956. See more »


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