|Occupation||Character designer, animation director|
|Brave, Queen's Blade , My-Hime , My-Otome|
Hirokazu Hisayuki (久行 宏和, Hisayuki Hirokazu) is a Japanese character designer and animation director for Sunrise. His major works include the Queen's Blade game series which was later made into an anime adaptation, the My-Hime and My-Otome series, and numerous titles from the Brave mecha series.
|1991||The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird||Animation Director (Nakamura Pro; ep 47), Key Animation (Nakamura Pro; eps 24, 29, 47-48)|
|1992||The Brave Fighter of Legend Da-Garn||Animation Director (Mecha; Nakamura Pro; Nakamura Pro; eps 5, 10, 16, 21, 25, 29, 34, 39), Key Animation (Nakamura Pro; eps 5, 10, 16, 21, 25, 29, 34)|
|1993||The Brave Express Might Gaine||Animation Director (Nakamura Pro; eps 3, 9, 14, 25, 31, 36, 41, 47), Key Animation (Nakamura Pro; eps 9, 14, 19, 25, 31, 36, 41, 47)|
|1994||Brave Police J-Decker||Animation Director (Nakamura Pro; Nakamura Pro & Chara; eps 5, 10, 15, 21, 27, 31, 37, 42, 47), Guest Character Design (eps 14-15, 21, 31, 37, 42), Key Animation (Nakamura Pro; eps 5, 10, 15, 21, 23, 27, 31, 37, 42, 47), Opening Animation|
|1996||Future GPX Cyber Formula Saga||Character Design, Chief Animation Director|
|1998||Future GPX Cyber Formula SIN||Character Design, Chief Animation Director|
|2000||Gear Fighter Dendoh||Character Design|
|2001||Crush Gear Turbo||Animation director|
|2004||My-HiME||Character Design, Animation Director|
|2005||My-Otome||Character Design, Animation Director|
|2006||My-Otome Zwei||Character Design, Animation Director|
|2008||My-Otome 0~S.ifr~||Director, Character Design|
|2010||Armored Trooper Votoms: Case Irvine||Character Design, Animation Director, Mechanical design|
|2012||Battle Spirits: Sword Eyes||Storyboard director|
|1998||Brave Saga||Character design|
|2008||Soulcalibur IV||Character design for Kamikirimusi|
|2015||Xuccess Heaven||Animation Director, Character designer|
My-HiME is a Japanese anime series, created by Sunrise. Directed by Masakazu Obara and written by Hiroyuki Yoshino, it premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo from September 2004 to March 2005. The series focuses on the lives of HiMEs—girls with the capacity to materialize photons—gathered at Fuka Academy for secret purposes.
Kunihiko Tanaka is a Japanese manga artist and character designer. He designed the characters for Xenogears, Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht and Xenoblade Chronicles X, as well as character concept design for the anime Key the Metal Idol. He wrote the manga for Ruin Explorers which was made into an OVA in 1995.
The content of Japanese animation (anime) is frequently edited by distributors, both for its release in Japan or during subsequent localizations. This happens for a variety for reasons, including translation, censorship, and remastering.
My-Otome is an anime series created by Sunrise. Directed by Masakazu Obara and written by Hiroyuki Yoshino, it is a spinoff of My-HiME anime series and as such My-Otome takes place in a new setting with new main characters.
Hisashi Hirai is a Japanese animator, character designer, and manga artist. He is noted for his work with Sunrise, having worked on Infinite Ryvius, s-CRY-ed, Gundam SEED, Gundam SEED Destiny and Fafner of the Azure. He was also the lead animator for Linebarrels of Iron.
My-Otome Zwei is a Japanese OVA anime series, created by Sunrise. Directed by Masakazu Obara and written by Hiroyuki Yoshino, it consists of four episodes, which were released across three-month intervals and is the sequel to the original My-Otome anime series. It is published in Japan by Bandai Visual and North America initially by Bandai Entertainment. At Otakon 2013, Funimation Entertainment had announced that they have rescued My-Otome Zwei, along with a handful of other former BEI titles. They also announced at the 2017 New York Comic Con that they will release My-HiMe, My-Otome, and a My-Otome Zwei + My-Otome 0: S.ifr pack, all on Blu-Ray + DVD combo packs on January 8, 2018. They will start pre-orders on October 15, 2017.
My-Otome 0: S.ifr is a 2008 anime OVA produced by Sunrise and directed by Hisayuki Hirokazu, the former My-Otome character designer. It was developed as a prequel to the other My-Otome films of the time. The peculiar name "0~S.ifr~" relates to the number zero.
Kanetake Ebikawa is an anime mechanical designer from Japan.
Queen's Blade is a series of visual combat books published by Hobby Japan inspired by the licensed works from Firelight Game Company's Lost Worlds. First published in 2005, it features erotic and sexually suggestive depictions of an exclusively female cast of characters. The overall plot of the game revolves around a tournament called the Queen's Blade, which is held once every four years to determine a Queen.
Yoshimune (吉宗) is a Japanese anime series produced by AIC Spirits, Ginga-ya, and Gonzo and directed by Hiroaki Sato. It is based on a pachinko game by Daito Giken.
Hiroshi Kōjina is a Japanese animator, character designer, and anime director. His directorial works include Grenadier, Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro, Kiba, Rainbow - Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin and the 2011 anime adaptation of Hunter × Hunter. He is a member of the Japanese Animation Creators Association. He joined Studio Live in 1982, and following the death of Toyoo Ashida, became the head of the company in 2011.
Naotake Furusato is an anime producer. Furusato produced Crush Gear Turbo and Gear Fighter Dendoh. Furusato conceived and planned of Xuccess Heaven, a Japanese multimedia project produced by Bandai Namco and Sega Networks. The project launched as an "animation RPG" for smartphones, considered the first of its kind, and later expand to multiple platforms and media in the future. Hirokazu Hisayuki, Yōhei Sasaki, Shō Matsui, Yukiko Akiyama, and Hisashi Hirai work on the project's character design. The opening song is by iRis and Yumemiru Adolescene.
Kenji Kodama is a Japanese anime director, and storyboard artist. He is best known for being one of the main directors on the long-running anime Case Closed, as well as the City Hunter series and Lupin III Part III.
The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917 is a 2001 encyclopedia written by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy. It was published in 2001 by Stone Bridge Press in the United States, and a "revised and expanded" edition was released in 2006. In the United Kingdom, it was published by Titan Books. The third edition was released on 3 March 2015 with the subtitle of A Century of Japanese Animation. It gives an overview of most of the famous anime works since 1917.
Lily Hoshino is a Japanese manga artist. She is known for her extremely cute art style featured in her many published manga, some of which are boys' love (BL) series.
Seiji Kishi is a Japanese director of anime.
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