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1943- . Born in Tokyo, he found work with Toshiba after graduating from high school, subsequently leaving that company to join Mushi Production in 1963 as a key animator on Astro Boy. He founded the company Art Fresh in 1964 with his elder brother Tetsu and Gisaburo Sugii before going freelance in 1967. Subsequently, he became a key figure at Madhouse. His works embrace many genres, including the sport of Aim for the Ace, the children's drama of Nobody's Boy, and the medical thriller Black Jack. A distinctive feature of many Dezaki anime is the sudden use of freeze-frames, interpolated as single illustrations-this has often been regarded as a budget-saving device, but is a deliberate stylistic decision by a director who wants the audience to focus on single key moments. As the director of Golgo 13, Dezaki was also the first in the anime business to experiment with digital animation.