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Encyclopedia > Tomoharu Katsumata

Tomoharu Katsumata (born in 1938 in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese film director best known for his work on various anime works. A leading director at the Toei Animation studio during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Katsumata worked as a director on several of Toei's TV anime adaptations of manga by Go Nagai, including Devilman (1972), Mazinger Z (1972), Cutey Honey (1973), Great Mazinger (1974), and Gaiking (1976, which later became part of Jim Terry's Force Five package on U.S. television). Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Shizuoka Prefecture ) is located in the ChÅ«bu region on HonshÅ« island, Japan. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Toei Company. ... Manga )   is the Japanese word for comics and print cartoons. ... Go Nagai , born September 6, 1945) is a Japanese mangaka and an important innovator of several genres within anime and manga. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mazinger Z (マジンガーZ or マジンガー・ゼット)(無敵鐵金鋼), derived from the original romaji majinga and also known in the US as Tranzor Z, is the name of a manga by artist Go Nagai, first published in Japan in 1972, and turned into a long-running anime television series later in the same year. ... Cutey Honey or Cutie Honey ) is a widely known anime and manga series created by Go Nagai in 1973. ... Great Mazinger(グレートマジンガー) is the name of a manga comic book and anime television series by manga artist Go Nagai, made as a direct continuation of the successful Mazinger Z series. ... Daikyuu Maryuu Gaiking (Japanese:大空魔竜ガイキング; In English Giant Sky Demon Dragon Gaiking) was a Super Robot mecha anime series produced by Toei Animation on an original idea by Akio Sugino (not Go Nagai, contrary to legend, even though his company, Dynamic Productions, co-produced the show from Episode 22 on, but... A syndicated anime cartoon anthology during the early 1980s, it was produced by Jim Terry and consisted of five imported Japanese giant robot serials (originally produced in the mid-1970s). ...


Katsumata graduated from Nippon University's film school in 1960 and began working with the Kyoto division of the Toei Company that same year, cutting his teeth as an assistant director to Masahiro Makino on his samurai dramas. After a few years, Katsumata moved to Toei Doga (Toei Animation) in Tokyo, working as a director on some of Toei's early television series, including Ken the Wolf Boy (1963) and the original Cyborg 009 anime (1966). 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... This article is about the city Kyoto. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Toei Animation. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ... Cyborg 009 (サイボーグ009 Saibōgu Zero-Zero-Nain) is a manga created by Shotaro Ishinomori and serialized in the manga magazine Shonen Magazine and Shōjo Comic in Japan. ...


Among Katsumata's other credits for Toei as a director include the TV series Captain Future (1978), Fist of the North Star (1983) and Saint Seiya (1986), and the feature films Mazinger Z vs. Devilman (1973), The Little Mermaid (Anderusen Douwa Ningyo Hime, 1975), and Arcadia of My Youth (1982). Captain Future is a fictional character, the creation of science fiction writer Edmond Hamilton. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Serialized in Shonen Jump Original run January 1986 – December 1990 No. ... The Little Mermaid (Den lille havfrue) is a fairy tale about a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything to gain the love of a prince and an eternal soul. ... DVD cover for Arcadia of My Youth. ...


 
 

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