Hajime Yatate

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Hajime Yatate (矢立 肇 Yatate Hajime?) is a pseudonym for the collective contributions of the Sunrise animation staff.[1]


"Hajime Yatate" is considered to be named after a quote of Matsuo Bashō's Oku no Hosomichi:

是を矢立の初めとして、行く道なほ進まず (Kore o yatate no hajime toshite, Ikumichi naho susumazu)
This was the first time I used my travel writing implements, and I was still reluctant to venture farther.[2]

Credited series[edit]

This collective entity is given credit to as the "Original Creator" (原作 gensaku?) of most original Sunrise works, including, but not limited to:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Oppliger, John (June 5, 2003). "Ask John: Who is Hajime Yadate?". AnimeNation. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  2. ^ Basho's Narrow Road. Tr. Hiroaki Sato. Stone Bridge Press, 1996.

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