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SUGII Gisaburo

Animation Director

Japan

Born in 1940 in Shizuoka Prefecture. SUGII is an animation director. He entered the field of animation at the age of 18, and worked as an animator on Japan's first feature-length animation, Hakujaden (Legend of the White Snake) at Toei Doga. After that, he directed TV series animations such as Astro Boy, Goku's Great Adventures and DORORO etc. at Mushi Production. He established the Manga Nippon Mukashi Banashi (Old Tales of Japan) series, and traveled all around Japan. After a ten-year hiatus, he returned to directing with works by ADACHI Mitsuru including Nine and Touch. He received unequivocal praise for the 1985's Ginga-tetsudo no Yoru (Night on the Galactic Railroad) and the 2012's The Life of Budori Gusuko by the same author, MIYAZAWA Kenji.

( 2013 )

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