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Isao Takahata (1935–2018)


Isao Takahata was born on October 29, 1935 in Ise, Mie, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for Grave of the Fireflies (1988), The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013) and Only Yesterday (1991). He died on April 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »

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(age 82) in Tokyo, Japan

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Grave of the Fireflies
(1988)
Only Yesterday
Only Yesterday Director
(1991)
Pom Poko
Pom Poko Director
(1994)

Filmography

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 2003 Fuyu no hi (Short)
 1994 Pom Poko
 1987 The Story of Yanagawa's Canals (Documentary)
  Jarinko Chie (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1981 - 1982) (chief director - 60 episodes, 1981 - 1983)
- Saishûkai to wa iu mono no... (1983) ... (chief director)
- Ôen danchô ga yattekita (1983) ... (chief director)
- Tetsu no atama wa Kachikachi-yama (1983) ... (chief director)
- Puropôzu sareta Yoshie-han! (1983) ... (chief director)
- Aa! Seiki no ragubî kessen!! (1983) ... (chief director)
 1981 Jarinko Chie
 1979 Anne of Green Gables (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1978 Mirai shônen Konan (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Sarupêjisen (1978)
- Rao hakase (1978)
 1977 Heidi a scuola (directed by)
 1974 Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (TV Series) (52 episodes)
- Mata au hi made (1974)
- Kurara ga aruita (1974)
- Tatte goran (1974)
- Chiisana kibô (1974)
 1974 Heidi in the Mountains (directed by)
 1973 Isamu the Wilderness Boy (TV Series)
 1972 Panda! Go Panda! (Short)
 1971-1972 Lupin the 3rd (TV Series) (second director - 15 episodes)
- The Great Gold Showdown! (1972) ... (second director)
- The First Move Wins Computer Operation! (1972) ... (second director)
- Rescue the Tomboy! (1972) ... (second director)
- Catch the Phony Lupin! (1972) ... (second director)
- Which of the Third Generation Will Win! (1972) ... (second director)
 1971-1972 Apache yakyûgun (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Picchâ Abashiri (1972)
 1971 Gegege no Kitarô (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Oshimagari (1971)
 1969 Môretsu atarô (TV Series)
 1963 Okami shônen Ken (TV Series)
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Alternate Names:

Tetsu Takemoto
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Trivia:

According to animator Yasuo Ôtsuka, who mentored both Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, Miyazaki got his sense of social responsibility from Takahata and that without him Miyazaki would probably just be interested in comic book material. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently has the protagonist riding on a train. See more »

Nickname:

Paku-san

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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