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Toyoo Ashida (1944–2011)

Joined Mushi Animation Production in the 60s and was very soon promoted to animation direction of several TV Series including "Moomin" and "Wansa-kun". After his collaboration on the TV series "Space Battleship Yamato" (1974-75), he made his film debut in its theatrical version in 1977. His debut as a director in a long-feature format couldn't have... See full bio »

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(age 67) in Japan

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(1984-1987)
Vampire Hunter D Director
(1985)
(1987-1988)
Guyver: Out of Control Animation Department
(1986)

Filmography

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 2015 Minky Momo: Please, Santa Claus? (character designer)
 2015 Minky Momo: New Friend Kagira (character designer)
 2015 Minky Momo: The Day the Magic Disappeared (character designer)
 2015 Minky Momo: Flying Trapeze of Love (character designer)
 2015 Minky Momo: Android Love (character designer)
 2015 Minky Momo: Double-O Many Crises (character designer)
 2015 Minky Momo: Music Festival in the Forest (character designer)
 2015 Minky Momo: Good Luck Miracles (character designer)
 2015 Minky Momo: The Magician and the Eleven Boys (character designer)
 2015 Minky Momo: The Fairy Princess of Dreamland (character designer)
 2006 Xenosaga I & II (Video Game) (character designer: Studio Live)
 2003 F-Zero: Farukon densetsu (TV Series) (character designer)
 1997-1998 Chô mashin eiyûden Wataru (TV Series) (character designer - 51 episodes)
- Minna no kokoro (1998) ... (character designer)
- Tanjô! Chô mashin Ryûjinmaru (1998) ... (character designer)
- Shutsugen! Makai-ô Ankokudâ (1998) ... (character designer)
- Dainana kaisô aratanaru tatakai! (1998) ... (character designer)
- Donarukami-jô no saigo (1998) ... (character designer)
 1993 Mahô no purinsesu Minkî Momo: Yume ni kakeru hashi (Video) (original character designer)
 1992 Madô kingu Granzort: Bôken-hen (TV Mini-Series) (character designer - 3 episodes)
- Kessen! Dai Kaizoku! (1992) ... (character designer)
- Kieta Madô Seki (1992) ... (character designer)
- Nusumareta Madô Seki (1992) ... (character designer)
 1992 Granzort: Adventure (TV Mini-Series) (character designer)
  Spirit Hero Wataru 2 (TV Series) (character designer - 46 episodes, 1990 - 1991) (guest character designer - 1 episode, 1990) (animation director - 1 episode, 1990)
- Soshite, niji no kanata de (1991) ... (character designer)
- Wataru saigo no tatakai! (1991) ... (character designer)
- Fukkatsu! Kyôfu no ankokuryû (1991) ... (character designer)
- Umihiko kanashimi no saikai (1991) ... (character designer)
- Kanashimi no Mâdaresu (1991) ... (character designer)
  Time Trouble Tondekeman (TV Series) (character designer - 39 episodes, 1989 - 1990) (chief animation director - 39 episodes, 1989 - 1990) (animation director - 1 episode, 1989)
- Daikonsen! Chikyû saigo no hi!? (1990) ... (character designer) / (chief animation director)
- Dai-bakuhatsu! Saigo no jikan ryokô (1990) ... (character designer) / (chief animation director)
- Hakkaku Sharara no Benisu no koi (1990) ... (character designer) / (chief animation director)
- Taihen mikuro no Sharara-hime (1990) ... (character designer) / (chief animation director)
- Kandô! Taiyô e no hômuran!! (1990) ... (character designer) / (chief animation director)
 1990 Madō King Granzort: The Final Magical Battle (TV Mini-Series) (character designer)
  Madô kingu Granzort (TV Series) (guest character designer - 41 episodes, 1989 - 1990) (animation director - 1 episode, 1989)
- Tadaima okaasan (1990) ... (guest character designer)
- Hajimemashite okaasan (1990) ... (guest character designer)
- Omezame! Ankoku dai-jashin (1990) ... (guest character designer)
- Runa ga omôi!! (1990) ... (guest character designer)
- Tokenai koori no nazo wo toke (1990) ... (guest character designer)
  Mashin Hero Wataru (TV Series) (character designer - 45 episodes, 1988 - 1989) (animation director - 3 episodes, 1988)
- Haru da matusri da monja mura (1989) ... (character designer)
- Kagayake! Sôkaisan no niji (1989) ... (character designer)
- Kessen! Doakudâ tai wataru (1989) ... (character designer)
- Tatake Wataru!! Mashinden no kôbô (1989) ... (character designer)
- Shutsugen! Kyôfu no mashinden (1989) ... (character designer)
 1987 Kindan no mokushiroku Crystal Triangle (character designer)
 1986 Guyver: Out of Control (Video) (animator - as Yutaka Ekota)
 1985 Love Position Halley Densetsu (Video) (character designer)
 1985 Gigi and the Fountain of Youth (Video) (character designer)
  Chôriki Robo Galatt (TV Series) (character designer - 25 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (animation director - 1 episode, 1984)
- Nodochinko, karashite sakebedosu koi pawâ! (1985) ... (character designer)
- Nebâ gibu appu, gyakushû no hanabi daisakusen! (1985) ... (character designer)
- Nukaru na Maikeru, Garatto no kiki (1985) ... (character designer)
- Nyan to bikkuri! Dosukoi shimai no hi-mi-tsu (1985) ... (character designer)
- Nante kottai! Marian saratte, dôsan guttari (1985) ... (character designer)
 1983 Round Vernian Vifam (TV Series) (animation director) / (character designer)
 1982 Magical Princess Minky Momo (TV Series) (character designer)
 1981 Monster of Frankenstein (TV Movie) (character designer) / (key animator)
 1981 Space Warriors Baldios (animation director)
 1981 Ulysses 31 (TV Series) (animation director - 1 episode)
- Vengeance of the Gods (1981) ... (animation director)
 1980-1981 Space Battleship Yamato III (TV Series) (animation director - 3 episodes)
- The Dimensional Submarine Garuman Wolf! (1981) ... (animation director)
- The Rough Seas of Planet Alpha! (1980) ... (animation director)
- Yamato Sets Sail at Dawn! (1980) ... (animation director)
 1980 Maeterlinck's Blue Bird: Tyltyl and Mytyl's Adventurous Journey (TV Series) (character designer)
 1979 Space Battleship Yamato: The New Voyage (TV Movie) (animator)
 1977-1979 Yatterman (TV Series) (animation director - 108 episodes)
- Awateruroo no tatakai da koron (1979) ... (animation director)
- Dojison no daihatsumei da koron (1979) ... (animation director)
- Ninomiya ginjirou da koron (1979) ... (animation director)
- Corekutaa hakasei da koron (1979) ... (animation director)
- Iyaou da koron (1978) ... (animation director)
 1975-1976 The Adventures of Pepero, Son of the Andes (TV Series) (key animator - 6 episodes)
- An Amazon Tribe of Women Only (1976) ... (key animator)
- Revive, City of the Sun (1976) ... (key animator)
- Showdown! The Black Eagle Gang (1976) ... (key animator)
- Disappearance of the Temple at the Summit (1975) ... (key animator)
- Quena in the Mist (1975) ... (key animator)
  Space Battleship Yamato (TV Series) (animation director - 7 episodes, 1974 - 1975) (animator - 1 episode, 1975)
- Earth! Yamato Returns! (1975) ... (animator)
- Floating Fortress Island! Two Men Brave Death! (1975) ... (animation director)
- The Galaxy's Ordeal! The Year 2200 Approaches! (1975) ... (animation director)
  Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (TV Series) (animation director - 52 episodes, 1974) (character designer - 52 episodes, 1974)
- Mata au hi made (1974) ... (animation director) / (character designer)
- Kurara ga aruita (1974) ... (animation director) / (character designer)
- Tatte goran (1974) ... (animation director) / (character designer)
- Hitotsu no chikai (1974) ... (animation director) / (character designer)
- Chiisana kibô (1974) ... (animation director) / (character designer)
 1972 Mûmin (TV Series) (animation director)
 1970 Cleopatra (animator)
 1969 Ninpû Kamui gaiden (TV Series) (animator - 2 episodes)
- Ippaku (1969) ... (animator)
- Jôfû (1969) ... (animator)
 1969 Mûmin (TV Series) (animation director - 1970)
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Alternate Names:

Toyo Ashida | Yutaka Ekoda | Yutaka Ekota | Monta Ibu
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Trivia:

President, founder, and member of the 15-person steering committee for the Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) labor group.

Star Sign:

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