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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 Animation Department
(1993)
The Animatrix Writer
(2003)
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Animation Department
(2000)
Neo Tokyo Animation Department
(1987)

Filmography

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  Ninja Scroll 2 (key animator) (pre-production)
 2011 Tibetan Dog (key animator)
 2009 Redline (key animator)
 2007 Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (Video) (key animator)
 2003 Ninja Scroll: The Series (TV Series) (original character designer - 13 episodes)
- Seiten hyôhyô (2003) ... (original character designer)
- Ôchô fukkatsu (2003) ... (original character designer)
- Yagyû Ren'ya (2003) ... (original character designer)
- Hiruko no magokoro (2003) ... (original character designer)
- Harawata ni ryû (2003) ... (original character designer)
 2003 World Record (Short) (additional animator)
  X (TV Series) (animator - 25 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (key animator - 1 episode, 2002)
- Legend (2002) ... (animator: opening credits) / (key animator)
- Earth (2002) ... (animator: opening credits)
- Betrayal (2002) ... (animator: opening credits)
- Current (2002) ... (animator: opening credits)
- Ripple (2002) ... (animator: opening credits)
 2001 Metropolis (key animator) / (layout artist)
 2000 Party 7 (animator)
 2000 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (key animator - uncredited)
 2000 Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card (key animator)
 1998 Todd McFarlane's Spawn (TV Series) (animation director - 1 episode)
- Home, Bitter Home (1998) ... (animation director: opening)
 1996 X (animator)
 1995 Memories (animator)
 1995 Bio Hunter (Video) (key animator)
 1995 The Diary of Anne Frank (key animator)
 1995 Azuki-chan (TV Series) (character designer - 1995-1998)
 1994 Phantom Quest Corp. (Video short) (animator: opening sequence)
 1993 The Cockpit (Video) (animation director - segments "1", "1") / (animator - segment "1") / (character designer - segments "1", "1")
 1993 Ninja Scroll (animator - uncredited) / (character creation)
 1990-1991 Cyber City Oedo 808 (TV Mini Series) (character designer - 3 episodes)
- Data 3: Crimson Media (1991) ... (character designer)
- Data 2: The Decoy Program (1990) ... (character designer)
- Data 1: Memories of the Past (1990) ... (character designer)
  Record of the Lodoss War (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode, 1991) (animator - 1 episode, 1991)
- Kessen! Ankoku no Marmo (1991) ... (key animator)
- Madoushi no Yabou (1991) ... (animator)
  Goku Midnight Eye (TV Mini Series) (animation director - 2 episodes, 1989) (character designer - 2 episodes, 1989)
- Goku: Midnight Eye II (1989) ... (animation director) / (character designer)
- Goku: Midnight Eye (1989) ... (animation director) / (character designer)
 1989 New Adventures of Kimba the White Lion (TV Series) (character designer)
 1988 Legend of the Galactic Heroes (TV Series) (guest character designer - 2 episodes)
- Battle at Astate (1988) ... (guest character designer)
- In the Eternal Night (1988) ... (guest character designer)
 1988 Demon City Shinjuku (TV Movie) (character designer)
 1988 Bride of Deimos (Short) (key animator)
 1987 Legend of the Forest (Video short) (animator)
 1987 Neo Tokyo (animation director - segment "Hashiru otoko") / (character designer - segment "Hashiru otoko")
 1987 Wicked City (animation director) / (character designer) / (key animator - uncredited)
 1986 Time Stranger (animator)
 1986 Barefoot Gen 2 (key animator)
 1985 The Dagger of Kamui (key animator)
 1984 Lensman (animator) / (character designer)
 1983 Barefoot Gen (key animator)
 1983 Unico in the Island of Magic (animator - uncredited) / (layout artist)
 1983 Lady Georgie (TV Series) (animator: opening animation - 1983-1984)
 1983 Harmagedon: Genma taisen (key animator)
 1982 Wandering Clouds (key animator - uncredited) / (layout artist)
 1981 Sea Prince and the Fire Child (character animator)
 1981 The Door Into Summer (key animator - uncredited) / (layout artist)
 1979-1980 Animated Travels: Marco Polo's Adventures (TV Series) (animation director - 43 episodes)
- Omoi wa tôhô o kakete (1980) ... (animation director)
- Ôinaru tabiji (1980) ... (animation director)
- Chantoko no kizuna (1980) ... (animation director)
- Shiva no kiseki (1980) ... (animation director)
- Hôseki to inbô no shima (1980) ... (animation director)
 1980 Champion Joe (inbetween artist)
 1978 Future Boy Conan (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Nokosarejima (1978) ... (animator)
  Manga sekai mukashi banashi (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode, 1976) (background artist - 1 episode, 1976) (character designer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Honoo no Uma (1976) ... (animator) / (background artist) / (character designer)
 1975 Ganba no Boken (TV Series) (key animator - 5 episodes)
- The Last Battle: The Great Whirlpool (1975) ... (key animator)
- I Saw a White Weasel! (1975) ... (key animator)
- After Toragoro, the Swindler! (1975) ... (key animator)
- Fun, Fun Diving (1975) ... (key animator)
- Ganba Goes Nuts Onboard (1975) ... (key animator)
 1974 Hajime ningen Gyatoruz (TV Series) (layout artist)
 1973 Aim for the Ace (TV Series) (key animator - 1973-1974)
 1972-1973 The Gutsy Frog (TV Series) (key animator - 3 episodes)
- Kawaii anoko no maki/Otoko! Ume-san no maki (1972) ... (key animator)
 1972 Gatchaman (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Chitei kaijû dai sensô (1972) ... (animator)
 1972 Make Way for Mr. Kunimatsu (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Maki no komori-uta (1972) ... (key animator)
 1970 Cleopatra (animator)
 1970 Tomorrow's Joe (TV Series) (inbetween animator - 1970-1971) / (key animator - 1970-1971)
 1968 Dororo (TV Series) (inbetween artist - 1969)
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Alternate Names:

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

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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