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Yoshinori Kanada (1952–2009)

Yoshinori Kanada was born on February 5, 1952 in Nara, Japan. He is known for his work on Akira (1988), Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984). He died on July 21, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »

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(age 57) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Akira Animation Department
(1988)
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Animation Department
(2001)
(1984)
Princess Mononoke Animation Department
(1997)

Filmography

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 2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (layout artist)
 2001 Metropolis (key animator)
 1998-1999 Blue Submarine No. 6 (TV Mini-Series) (animator - 3 episodes)
- Hearts (1999) ... (animator)
- Pilots (1999) ... (animator)
- Blues (1998) ... (animator)
 1997 Chô tokkyû Hikarian (TV Series) (animation director)
 1997 Reign: The Conqueror (TV Series) (animator)
 1997 Princess Mononoke (key animator)
 1997 Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge (TV Mini-Series) (animator)
 1997 Gestalt (TV Mini-Series) (animator)
 1996 Martian Successor Nadesico (TV Series) (animator)
 1996 X (animator)
 1995 Fushigi Yûgi - The Mysterious Play (TV Series) (animator: opening sequence)
 1994 Phantom Quest Corp. (Video short) (animator: ending sequence)
 1994 Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals (TV Mini-Series) (animator - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... (animator)
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... (animator)
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... (animator)
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... (animator)
 1994 Spirit Warrior (TV Mini-Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Peacock King: Spirit Warrior 2 (1994) ... (animator)
 1993 X² - Double X (Video short) (key animator)
 1992 Devil Hunter Yohko (TV Mini-Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Mamono Hunter Yôko Part 2 (1992) ... (animator)
 1992 Down Load: Namiamidabutsu wa ai no uta (Video) (character designer) / (key animator)
 1992 Talking Head (animator)
 1992 Porco Rosso (key animator)
 1992 Sailor Moon (TV Series) (animator)
 1991 Cosmic Fantasy 2 (Video Game) (animator)
 1989 Kiki's Delivery Service (key animator)
 1988 Mister Ajikko (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
 1988 Watt Poe to bokura no ohanashi (main animator)
 1988 Akira (key animator - as Yoshinori Kaneda)
 1988 Ronin Warriors (TV Series) (animator)
 1988 My Neighbor Totoro (key animator)
 1987 Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light (TV Series) (animation director - 13 episodes)
- Sorcery Squared (1987) ... (animation director)
- Honor Among Thieves (1987) ... (animation director)
- Dawn of the Sun Imps (1987) ... (animation director)
- The Trail of Three Wizards (1987) ... (animation director)
- Horn of Unicorn, Claw of Dragon (1987) ... (animation director)
 1987 Devilman (TV Mini-Series) (key animator)
 1987 2001 Ya Monogatari (Video) (animator)
 1987 Gakuen Tokuso Hikaruon (Video short) (key animator) / (key animator: opening sequence)
 1986 Firebird: Karma Chapter (key animator)
 1986 Castle in the Sky (lead animator)
 1985 The Chocolate Panic Picture Show (Video short) (animator)
 1985 Odin (animation director)
 1985 Video senshi Laserion (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Final Countdown (1985) ... (key animator)
 1984 Birth (animation director) / (animator) / (character designer)
 1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (key animator)
 1983 Genesis Climber Mospeada (TV Series) (animator: opening animation)
 1983 Plastic Model Wrestling Sanshiro (TV Series) (animator - 2 episodes)
- Juohmaru, This Is Plawrestling!! (1983) ... (animator)
 1983 Final Yamato (animation director) / (animator)
 1983 Harmagedon: Genma taisen (special animator)
 1982 Arcadia of My Youth (key animator)
 1982 Future War 1986 (mechanical designer)
 1982 Queen Millennia (mechanical designer)
 1981 Rokushin gattai Goddomazu (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- The Horrible Secret (1981) ... (key animator - uncredited)
 1981 Ulysses 31 (TV Series) (mechanical designer)
 1981 Bremen 4: Angels in Hell (TV Movie) (key animator)
 1980-1981 Space Battleship Yamato III (TV Series) (animator - 5 episodes)
- Yamato, Shoot the Sun! (1981) ... (animator)
- Critical Moment of Dessler's Empire! (1981) ... (animator)
- The Day of Dessler! (1981) ... (animator)
- The Solar System Faces Destruction! (1980) ... (animator)
- Farewell, Planet of Dreams! (1980) ... (animator)
 1981 Mechakko Dotakon (TV Series) (key animator)
 1980 The New Adventures of Gigantor (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- The Crashing Satellite (1980) ... (key animator)
 1980 Be Forever Yamato (animation director) / (animator)
 1980 Don de la mancha (TV Mini-Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Don, the Cowboy (1980) ... (key animator)
 1980 Terra e... (animator)
 1979 Galaxy Express 999 (animator)
 1979 Space Battleship Yamato: The New Voyage (TV Movie) (animator)
 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam (TV Series) (animator)
 1979 Cyborg 009 (TV Series) (animator: opening sequence)
 1977 The Casebook of Charlotte Holmes (TV Series) (animator: opening sequence)
 1977 Kyôryû sensô Aizenbôgu (TV Series) (animator)
 1977 Voltes Five (TV Series) (animator: opening sequence)
 1977 Dangard Ace (TV Series) (animator)
 1976 Dino Mech Gaiking (TV Series) (animation director)
 1976 Candy Candy (TV Series) (animator)
 1975 Starvengers (TV Series) (animator)
 1974-1975 Space Battleship Yamato (TV Series) (animator - 2 episodes)
- Earth! Yamato Returns! (1975) ... (animator - uncredited)
- Gouhou ippatsu!! Uchuu senkan Yamato shidou!! (1974) ... (animator - uncredited)
 1974 Getta Robot (TV Series) (animator)
 1974 Witch Girl Meg (TV Series) (animator)
 1973-1974 Cutie Honey (TV Series) (animator - 25 episodes)
- Jigoku ni chitta doku no hana (1974) ... (animator)
- Hokori takaki chousensha no uta (1974) ... (animator)
- Ayashiki sasori sana onna (1974) ... (animator)
- Akogare no paradise gakuen (1974) ... (animator)
- Midori ya ni tatsu kuroi kage (1974) ... (animator)
  The Gutsy Frog (TV Series) (inbetween artist - 6 episodes, 1973 - 1974) (key animator - 4 episodes, 1973)
- Kimyou na Hiking/Machida-sensei no tennin!? (1974) ... (inbetween artist)
 1973 Dororon Enma-kun (TV Series) (animator)
 1973 Isamu the Wilderness Boy (TV Series) (inbetween artist)
 1972 Chappie, the Witch (TV Series) (inbetween artist)
 1972 Moon Mask Rider (TV Series) (inbetween artist)
 1971 Gegege no Kitarô (TV Series) (inbetween artist)
 1971 Ecchan the Ninja (TV Series) (inbetween artist)
 1970 Mako, the Mermaid (TV Series) (inbetween artist)
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Trivia:

He was known for deviating significantly from storyboards and putting his own style on animating sequences. He had a knack for packing a lot of movement into a small number of frames and constantly managed to deliver the biggest bang under budget. However, his style often earned him the enmity of animation directors since he was distorting their work and adding to their workload. See more »

Trademark:

He developed a unique, vibrant style of animation, which featured cool exaggerated action poses, unconventional perspectives, and intense lighting effects.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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