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Noboru Ishiguro (1938–2012)

Noboru Ishiguro was born on August 24, 1938 in Tokyo, Japan. He is known for his work on Super Space Fortress Macross (1984), Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest Is the Sea of Stars (1988) and Space Cruiser Yamato 2 (1978). He died on March 20, 2012 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. See full bio »

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 2008 Tytania (TV Series)
 1999 Ten Tokyo Warriors (TV Mini-Series)
 1998 Legend of Galactic Heroes Gaiden (TV Series) (chief director)
 1988-1997 Legend of the Galactic Heroes (TV Series) (chief director - 110 episodes)
- Dream: To See It to the End (1997) ... (chief director)
- Bloodthirsty Maiden (Brünnhilde) (1997) ... (chief director)
- The Crimson Star Road (1997) ... (chief director)
- Stehibalm Schloss Burns (1997) ... (chief director)
 1982-1995 Super Dimensional Fortress Macross (TV Series) (36 episodes)
- Satan's Dolls (1995)
- Romanesque (1983)
- Private Time (1983)
- Rainy Night (1983)
 1992 Mikan Enikki (TV Series)
 1989 Locke the Superman: Lord Leon (TV Mini-Series short) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1989)
- Episode #1.3 (1989)
- Episode #1.1 (1989)
 1989 Aoki Honô (Video)
 1986 Robotech: The Movie (as Ishiguro Noburo)
 1985 Ninja Robots (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1985 Megazone 23 (Video) (Japanese version)
 1984 Noozles (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- A Rival Appears (1984)
 1983 Super Dimension Century Orguss (TV Series)
 1980 Astroboy (TV Series)
 1977 Hyoga Senshi Gaislugger (TV Series)
 1971 Kunimatsu-sama no Otôri Dai (TV Series)
 1969 Sabu & Ichi's Arrest Note (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Hitokiri ichidai (1969)
 1969 Mûmin (TV Series) (1970)
 1968 Yokai ningen bem (TV Series)
 1963 Astroboy (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Alternate Names:

Noburo Ishiguro | Ishiguro Noburo

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Yamato drastically changed my thoughts on what could be done with animation. Before Yamato, it had been said that SF titles would not catch on, and I believed it. But Yamato overcame such thinking in a positive way and changed my mind. It made me confident, and for this reason, Yamato is a very memorable work. At the same time, I learned the severe side of making animation. But it will always be ... See more »


In his youth, he was part of a Hawaiian style music band. This gave him valuable musical experience on how to read musical and to get the best use of music for scenes.

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