Yoshiaki Kawajiri

18 Nov 1950

Director, Writer

Graduated from Yokohama High School in 1968. After a few years working as animator at Mushi Production Animation, the company went bankrupt in 1972 and he joined Madhouse Studio. In the 70s he was promoted to animation director and finally debuted as film director in 1984's "SF New Century Lensman", jointly with the more experienced Kazuyuki Hirokawa (Kawajiri also did the character design along with Kazuo Tomizawa). His first film in solitaire (and doing also the animation direction) was "Wicked City" (1987), which confirms his mastery in filmmaking. That same year he began to work for the Original Video Animation market debuting with "The Phoenix". From 1987 he also wrote his own scripts.

Photos

No photos.

Filmography (15 titles)

Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 2003)
···World Record
Genre: Science Fiction, Animation
Role: Writer
(movie, 2003)
6.0The Animatrix
Genre: Animation, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy
Role: Director
(movie, 2000)
···Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy
Role: Director
(movie, 1995)
···Bio Hunter
Genre: Animation, Science Fiction
Role: Writer
(movie, 1993)
···The Cockpit
Genre: Animation, History, War, Foreign
Role: Director
(movie, 1993)
···獣兵衛忍風帖
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1993)
···Jûbê ninpûchô
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy
Role: Director
(movie, 1989)
···Goku II: Midnight Eye
Genre: Animation, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1989)
···Goku Midnight Eye
Genre: Animation, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1988)
···Makaitoshi Shinjuku
Genre: Animation, Horror, Fantasy
Role: Director
(movie, 1987)
···迷宮物語
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1987)
···Yôjû toshi
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1984)
···SF Shinseiki Lensman
Genre: Action, Animation, Adventure
Role: Director