Mamoru Hosoda

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A Japanese animator and director. He has worked as a staff director at Madhouse studio since 2005.

Mamoru Hosoda (b.1967) studied oil painting at the Kanazawa University of Arts and Crafts before becoming an animator on shows such as Crying Freeman and Slam Dunk. He moved onto storyboards in the mid-1990s before gaining his first directorial positions at the turn of the century. After well-received work on Digimon and Spooky Ooky Kitaro, Hosoda collaborated with the artist Takashi Murakami on Superflat Monogram, a short piece screened exclusively in Louis Vuitton stores, and was initially commissioned by Studio Ghibli to direct Howl’s Moving Castle. Hosoda left Ghibli under a cloud – Howl’s Moving Castle was taken over by its famous creator Hayao Miyazaki (coming out of retirement a second time), while Hosoda went off to make the One Piece movie Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island. The story of a team given inadequate resources to complete an impossible task, Baron Omatsuri is rumored to be Hosoda’s very personal comment on his time at Ghibli. His directorial work on The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a triumphant return to form, and earned him the 2007 Tokyo Anime Award for Best Director.
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Dragon Ball Z
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Full Name: Mamoru Hosoda
Japanese Name: 細田 守
Gender: Male
Birthday: Sept. 19, 1967
Death: n/a
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1st anime movie: Digimon Adventure: Born of Koromon
Hometown: Nakaniikawa District, Toyama
Country: Japan
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