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Yoshiaki Kawajiri


Graduated from Yokohama High School in 1968. After a few years working as animator at Mushi Production Animation, the company went bankrupt in 1972 and he joined Madhouse Studio. In the 70s he was promoted to animation director and finally debuted as film director in 1984's "SF New Century Lensman", jointly with the more experienced Kazuyuki ... See full bio »

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Known For

Ninja Scroll Art Department
(1993)
The Animatrix Writer
(2003)
(2000)
Neo Tokyo Art Department
(1987)

Filmography

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  Ninja Scroll 2 (storyboard artist) (pre-production)
 2021 Beastars (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- The Chef's Whimsical Suspense (2021) ... (storyboard artist)
 2020 Jujutsu Kaisen (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 2 episodes)
- Curse Womb Must Die -II- (2020) ... (storyboard artist)
- Curse Womb Must Die (2020) ... (storyboard artist)
 2019-2020 No Guns Life (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 7 episodes)
- Imprisoning Binds (2020) ... (storyboard artist)
- Scar (2020) ... (storyboard artist)
- Traces of Crime (2020) ... (storyboard artist)
- Client (2020) ... (storyboard artist)
- Turning Point (2020) ... (storyboard artist)
 2020 Deca-Dence (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- Brake System (2020) ... (storyboard artist)
 2011-2020 Chihayafuru (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 15 episodes)
- Mi wo tsukushite ya (2020) ... (storyboard artist)
- Meguri ahite (2013) ... (storyboard artist)
- Fukukara ni (2013) ... (storyboard artist)
- Mono yaomofuto hito no tofumade (2013) ... (storyboard artist)
- Misogizo natsu no shiru shinarikeru (2013) ... (storyboard artist)
 2019 Mugen no jûnin: Immortal (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- Song of the Bugs (2019) ... (storyboard artist)
 2019 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 2 episodes)
- A Forged Bond (2019) ... (storyboard artist)
- Together Forever (2019) ... (storyboard artist)
 2019 Boogiepop and Others (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 5 episodes)
- Overdrive: The King of Distortion 2 (2019) ... (storyboard artist)
- Overdrive: The King of Distortion 1 (2019) ... (storyboard artist)
- VS Imaginator 3 (2019) ... (storyboard artist)
- VS Imaginator 2 (2019) ... (storyboard artist)
- VS Imaginator 1 (2019) ... (storyboard artist)
 2018 Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 3 episodes)
- Entertaining (2018) ... (storyboard artist)
- Self-Destruct (2018) ... (storyboard artist)
- Surefire (2018) ... (storyboard artist)
 2018 Attack on Titan (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- Reply (2018) ... (storyboard artist)
 2015-2018 Overlord (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 4 episodes)
- A Boy's Feeling (2018) ... (storyboard artist)
- Blue Roses (2018) ... (storyboard artist)
- Twin Swords of Slashing Death (2015) ... (storyboard artist)
- Wise King of the Forest (2015) ... (storyboard artist)
 2017 Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul (TV Mini Series) (storyboard artist - 2 episodes)
- The Day of Defeat (2017) ... (storyboard artist)
- The Day of Victory (2017) ... (storyboard artist)
 2017 ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 3 episodes)
- Where Pride and Train Tracks Lead (2017) ... (storyboard artist)
- Overlapping Footprints in the Distance (2017) ... (storyboard artist)
- Smoldering Embers in an Isolated Nation (2017) ... (storyboard artist)
 2016 All Out (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 2 episodes)
- You've Gotten Stronger (2016) ... (storyboard artist)
- Ball Games (2016) ... (storyboard artist)
 2016 Alderamin on the Sky (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- In a Twilight Empire (2016) ... (storyboard artist)
 2015 One Punch Man (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 4 episodes)
- Zen ushû no hasha (2015) ... (storyboard artist)
- Katsute nai hodo no kiki (2015) ... (storyboard artist)
- Fukutsu no seigi (2015) ... (storyboard artist)
- Shinkai no Ô (2015) ... (storyboard artist)
 2015 Garo: Guren no tsuki (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (2015) ... (storyboard artist)
 2015 Rokka no Yuusha (TV Mini Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- The Time to Reveal the Answer (2015) ... (storyboard artist)
 2014-2015 Ace of Diamond (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 4 episodes)
- Can't Lose (2015) ... (storyboard artist)
- Victory or Defeat (2014) ... (storyboard artist)
- Determined (2014) ... (storyboard artist)
- Reliable Underclassmen (2014) ... (storyboard artist)
 2013 Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (Video) (storyboard artist)
 2012 Btooom! (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 3 episodes)
- Bonds (2012) ... (storyboard artist)
- High Level (2012) ... (storyboard artist)
- The Strongest Player (2012) ... (storyboard artist)
 2011 Gyakkyô burai Kaiji (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 8 episodes)
- Teppeki no Mon (2011) ... (storyboard artist)
- Kessen no Makuake (2011) ... (storyboard artist)
- Koke no Isshin (2011) ... (storyboard artist)
- Kanki to Tansei (2011) ... (storyboard artist)
- Kassai, Soshite... (2011) ... (storyboard artist)
 2011 Blade (TV Mini Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
 2011 X-Men (TV Mini Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- Power (2011) ... (storyboard artist)
 2011 Wolverine (TV Mini Series) (storyboard artist - 2 episodes)
- Logan (2011) ... (storyboard artist)
- Koh (2011) ... (storyboard artist)
 2010 Iron Man (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 4 episodes)
- Mastermind (2010) ... (storyboard artist)
- Escape (2010) ... (storyboard artist)
- The Arc Station Infection (2010) ... (storyboard artist)
- Reunion (2010) ... (storyboard artist)
 2008 Batman: Gotham Knight (Video) (storyboard artist - segment "Deadshot", uncredited)
 2007 Shigurui: Death Frenzy (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- Mumyo Sakanagare (2007) ... (storyboard artist)
 2007 Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (Video) (storyboards)
 2004 Gokusen (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 2 episodes)
- Shin-san Is Going to Quit School!? (2004) ... (storyboard artist)
- Oedo Group's Danger! (2004) ... (storyboard artist)
 2003 Program (Short) (storyboard artist - uncredited)
 2002 Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey (TV Mini Series) (storyboard artist - 12 episodes)
- Voyage 13: ...The End (2002) ... (storyboard artist)
- Voyage 11: Trembling Universe (2002) ... (storyboard artist)
- Voyage 10: Kei - Illusion (2002) ... (storyboard artist)
- Voyage 9: In the Depths of the Shadows of the Soul (2002) ... (storyboard artist)
  X (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 5 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (storyboard - 4 episodes, 2001 - 2002)
- Wish (2002) ... (storyboard) / (storyboard artist)
- Alternative (2001) ... (storyboard) / (storyboard artist)
- A Pledge (2001) ... (storyboard) / (storyboard artist)
- A Nightmare (2001) ... (storyboard) / (storyboard artist)
- A Reunion (2001) ... (storyboard artist)
 2001 X ova (Video short) (storyboard artist)
 2000 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (storyboard artist)
 2000 Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card (storyboard artist)
 1999 Pet Shop of Horrors (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- Despair (1999) ... (storyboard artist)
 1999 Master Keaton (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- The Agate Color of Time (1999) ... (storyboard artist)
 1996 Birdy the Mighty (TV Mini Series) (storyboard artist - 2 episodes)
- Triangle Trial (1996) ... (storyboard artist)
- 2 Hearts in 1 Body (1996) ... (storyboard artist)
 1993 The Cockpit (Video) (storyboard artist - segment "1", uncredited)
 1993 Ninja Scroll (storyboard artist - uncredited)
 1992 Desperate Love 1989 (Video) (storyboard artist)
 1990-1991 Cyber City Oedo 808 (TV Mini Series) (storyboard artist - 3 episodes)
- Data 3: Crimson Media (1991) ... (storyboard artist - uncredited)
- Data 2: The Decoy Program (1990) ... (storyboard artist - uncredited)
- Data 1: Memories of the Past (1990) ... (storyboard artist - uncredited)
 1991 Cyber City Oedo 808: Alignment of the Beast (Video Game) (character designer)
 1989 Goku Midnight Eye (TV Mini Series) (storyboard artist - 2 episodes)
- Goku: Midnight Eye II (1989) ... (storyboard artist - uncredited)
- Goku: Midnight Eye (1989) ... (storyboard artist - uncredited)
 1988 Demon City Shinjuku (TV Movie) (storyboard artist - uncredited)
 1987 Hi no tori: Uchû-hen (Video) (storyboard artist - uncredited)
 1987 Neo Tokyo (storyboard artist - segment "Hashiru otoko", uncredited)
 1987 Wicked City (storyboard artist)
 1984 Lensman (storyboard artist)
 1983 Stop!! Hibari-kun! (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- It's Out!? Someone Saw!? (1983) ... (storyboard artist)
 1982 Wandering Clouds (storyboard artist)
 1981 The Door Into Summer (screen designer)
 1979-1980 Animated Travels: Marco Polo's Adventures (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 14 episodes)
- Kyozô no ikari (1980) ... (storyboard artist)
- Jipangu no takara (1979) ... (storyboard artist)
- Mitsumei kudaru (1979) ... (storyboard artist)
- Ô no nakanoô Fubirai (1979) ... (storyboard artist)
- Akuryô no sabaku (1979) ... (storyboard artist)
 1973 Aim for the Ace (TV Series) (ending illustrations - 1973)
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Personal Details


Alternate Names:

Kisei Choo
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Trivia:

One of Kawajiri's favorite directors is John Carpenter. See more »

Trademark:

Often uses characters with the ability to use shadows as a weapon. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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