© Yoshito Usui / FUTABASHA,SINEI,TV ASAHI
Born in Gunma prefecture, Japan, in 1959. After working at a PR firm, joined Shin-Ei Animation Co. Ltd. Directed TV series Doraemon, and was chief director of Esper Mami and theatrical film Crayon Shinchan to Ankoku Tamatama Daituiseki (1997). Scriptwriter and director of the Crayon Shinchan film series, and director of the TV Crayon Shinchan series. Others include Esper Mami/Hoshizora no Dancing Doll (1988), Doramichan/ Arara shounen sanzokudan (1991), etc.
Maximising the gag sense of the original manga characters, and coupling it with excellent scripting and directing, this feature length animation movie series "Crayon Shinchan" has maintained the content and high quality to be fully enjoyed by adults as well as children. Last year's Otona Teikoku no Gyakushuu was a wonderful work, containing a perfect perspective of era, and this Arashi wo yobu appare! Senngoku daigassen is a feelingly pleasant film. Although the kids take active roles in the film, it does not flatter the children audience, and we highly applaud the sensitivity of the work.
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