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SATO Tatsuo

Animation Director and Scriptwriter


Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, 1964. SATO began his directing career with the 1995 television series Tobe! Isami (Soar High! Isami). He then worked on Kido senkan Nadeshiko (Martian Successor Nadesico) (1996), and received the Seiun Award at the Japan Science Fiction Convention for the 1998 movie adaptation of the show. Nekojiru sou (Cat Soup) won the Best Short Film Award and a Critics Award at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, and an Excellence Award at the Japan Media Arts Festival. SATO was in charge of the scripts for all episodes of the television series, Gakuen senki muryo (Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars) (both directed in 2001). He received a second Seiun Award for his directing and story editing of Moretsu uchu kaizoku (Bodacious Space Pirates) (2012). Other important work by SATO includes Uchu no Suteruvia (Stellvia) (2003), Moretsu uchu kaizoku ABYSS OF HYPERSPACE Aku no shinen (Bodacious Space Pirates The Movie: ABYSS OF HYPERSPACE) (2014) and Atom za biginingu (Atom: The Beginning) (2017). SATO is currently working on new original projects.

( 2021 )

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