Directors in Anime

Japan’s Anime Directors

The Rising Stars

Mamoru Hosoda | Makoto Shinkai | Yasuhiro Yoshiura | Masaaki YuasaHiroyuki Imaishi

The Stylistic Directors

Shinichiro Watanabe | Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Akiyuki Shinbo | Mamoru Oshii | Hideaki Anno

Establishment Directors

Takahiro Omori | Junichi Sato | Morio Asaka | Kunihiko Ikuhara | Tomino Yoshiyuki

Masterpiece Makers

Satoshi Kon | Miyazaki Part 1 Part 2 | Isao Takahata | Osamu Tezuka 


Rising Star Directors


Mamoru Hosoda   16165

The Family Man

The Girl Who Leapth Through Time

Digimon Movie, One Piece: Baron Island

Summer Wars

Wolf Children: Ami and Yuki


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A Man of Small Stories

Voices of a Distant Star, She and Her Cat

The Place Promised in Early Days

Children who chase Lost Voices

5cm/s, Garden of Words


Yasuhiro Yoshiura16395

Return to Sci-fi

Aquatic Language, Pale Cocoon

Eve no Jikan

Patenma Inverted

Harmonie


11394Masaaki Yuasa

The Master Auteur

Cat Soup, Mind Game

Kemonozume, Kaiba

Tatami Galaxy

Ping Pong

Ping Pong: A Story of Villains


Hiroyuki Imaishi36387

Action Comedy Star

Dead Leaves

Tegen Toppa Gurren Lagann

FLCL, Panty & Stocking w/ Garterbelt

Kill la Kill


Stylistic Directors


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Shinichiro Watanabe

The Dude of Anime

Macross, Macross Plus

Cowboy Bebop

Samurai Champloo, Kids on the Slope

Terror in Resonance, Space Dandy


Yoshiaki Kawajiri21059

The Dark Animator

Wicked City, Demon City

Goku: Midnight Eye

Cyber City Oedo 808

Ninja Scroll

Birdy the Mighty, Vampire Hunter D, Highlander


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Akiyuki Shinbo

One Man Studio

YuYu Hakasho, Metal Fighter Miku, SoulTaker

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

Tenamonya Voyagers, Hidamari Sketch

Maria Holic, Arakawa Under the Bridge

Madoka Magica, Bakemonogatari

~Monogatari: A Series about Stories


Mamoru Oshii6837

The Wild Dog

Dallos, Angel’s Egg

Patlabor, Sky Crawlers

Red Spectacles, Jin-Roh

Ani Kuri, Talking Heads, Avalon, Garm Wars

Ghost in the Shell



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The Otaku King

DAICON III, IV

The Wings of Honneamise, Gunbuster, Kara Kano

Love & Pop, Shiku-Jisu, Cutie Honey, Funky Forest

Neon Genisis Evangellion


Established Directors


15081  Takahiro Omori 

The Seinen Director

Koi Kaze, Hell Girl

Baccano!, Durarara!!

Natsume’s Book of Friends

Samurai Flamenco

Princess Jellyfish


Junichi Sato

Junichi Sato

The King of Shoujo 

Maple Town Monogatari, Devil Boy

Furious Ataro, Goldfish Forecast!

Sailor Moon 

Crayon Kingdom of Dreams, Magical Doremi

Magic Users, Junkers Come Here!, Pretear, Twin Princess, Tamayura

Umi Monogatari, Princess Tutu, Srgt. Frog,  Kaleido Star

Aria The Animation


 Morio AsakaMorio Asaka

The Josei Journeyman

Cardcaptor Sakura

Phantom Quest Corps, Galaxy Angel

Chobits, Gunslinger Girl

Rosen Maiden, Blue Literature

Nana, Chihayafuru


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The Genius Lesbian

Maple Town Monogatari, Ataru, Goldfish

Sailor Moon

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Mawaru Penguindrum

Yuri Bear Storm


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Tomino Yoshiyuki

The Father of Mecha

Astroboy, Voltus 5, Daitarn 3

Mobile Suit Gundam

Space Runaway Idion

MSG ZZ, Char’s Counterattack

MSG F91, MS Victory Gundam

Moble Suit Zeta Gundam 1/2/3

Turn A Gundam, TAG: Earth Light, TAG: Moonlight Butterfly

Heavy Metal L-Gaim, Space Castaways Vifam, Blue Gale Xabungle


Master Directors


36497 Satoshi Kon

The Visual Genius

Perfect Blue

Millenium Actress

Paranoia Agent

Ani*Kuri 15, Roujin Z, Ohayo

Tokyo Godfathers

Paprika


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Hayao Miyazaki

The Godfather of Anime

Part 1 | Part 2

Tales of Nausicaä

Laputa: Castle in the Sky

My Neighbor Totoro

Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso

Princess Mononoke

Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, The Wind Rises


9552 Isao Takahata

Ghibli’s Silent Storyteller

Hols:Prince of the Sun, Heidi: Girl of the Alps

Marco: Appenines to the Andes

Anne of Green Gables, Gauche the Cellist

Grave of the Fireflies 

My Neighbors the Yamata’s

Pom Poko, Only Yesterday

Princess Kaguya


Osamu Tezuka 11508

The God of Anime

Astroboy, Amazing 3

Kimba the White Lion

Princess Knight, Metropolis

Message to Adolf, Big X

Buddha, Phoenix

Black Jack

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