5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[about his falling out with his former colleagues at Gainax] I am disappointed, not as a manager at a company that lent them money, but as a friend from our university days. And my biggest disappointment is that I'll never be able to regain the relationship with them that I had in those days gone by.
He is a vegetarian, like his characters Nadia and Rei Ayanami.
Used his own depression to fuel the psychological themes and upsetting imagery in some of the anime he directed.