Mamoru Hosoda (細田 守 Hosoda Mamoru, born September 19, 1967) is a Japanese film director and animator. Formerly employed at Toei Animation, he went to work at Madhouse from 2005 to 2011. Hosoda left Madhouse in 2011 to establish his own animation studio, Studio Chizu. He first came to public attention in the early 2000s with the first two films in the Digimon Adventure series and the sixth film in the One Piece series. In the later 2000s, he diversified more with other films, including 2006's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, 2009's Summer Wars, and 2012's Wolf Children.
Hosoda was commissioned by Studio Ghibli to direct Howl's Moving Castle but left the project during the early production stages.
Hosoda studied oil painting at the Kanazawa College of Art.
Cinema Nova in Melbourne, Australia will screen Mamoru Hosoda’s new film, Wolf Children, on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 with the director appearing in person for discussion. 
The Newport Beach Film Festival in Newport Beach, CA, will screen Wolf Children on Saturday, April 27, 2013. 
As Director 
- Digimon Adventure (TV, episode 21)
- Digimon: The Movie
- Digimon Adventure (film, 1999)
- Digimon Adventure: Our War Game (film, 2000)
- Ojamajo Doremi Dokkān (TV, episode 40)
- One Piece (TV, episode 199)
- Superflat Monogram (short film, 2003, with contribution by Takashi Murakami)
- Ashita no Nadja (TV, episodes 5, 12, 26)
- One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island (film, 2005)
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (film, 2006)
- Summer Wars (film, 2009)
- Wolf Children (film, 2012)
As Key Animator 
- ^ Announcement on MyAnimeList.net. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
- ^ Official website. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
- ^ "Summer Wars' Mamoru Hosoda Creates Anime Film for July." Anime News Network, 13 December 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
- ^ FAQ - Howl's Moving Castle. The Hayao MIYAZAKI Web. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
- ^ Mamoru Hosoda profile. Anime Vice. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
- ^ Links to images from auctioned Howl's Moving Castle storyboards by Mamoru Hosoda. AniPages Discussion Forum. 24 April 2008. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
- ^ "Wolf Children - Meet the Director!"
- ^ ”Wolf Children Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 Screening”
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