"Hajime Yatate" (矢立 肇, Yatate Hajime) is a pseudonym for the collective contributions of the Sunrise animation staff.
"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.
This collective entity is credited as the "Original Creator" (原作, gensaku) of most original Sunrise works, including, but not limited to:
- The various Gundam series
- Trider G7 (1980)
- Aura Battler Dunbine (1983)
- Choriki Robo Galatt (1984)
- Yoroiden Samurai Troopers AKA Ronin Warriors (1988)
- Mashin Hero Wataru (1988)
- Mama wa Shōgaku 4 Nensei (1992)
- The Vision of Escaflowne (1996)
- Cowboy Bebop (1998)
- Infinite Ryvius (1999)
- Z-Mind (1999)
- Witch Hunter Robin (2002)
- Machine Robo Rescue (2003)
- My-HiME (2004)
- Idolmaster: Xenoglossia (2007)
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Space (2009)
- Sacred Seven (2011)
- Love Live! School Idol Project (2013)
- Love Live! Sunshine!! (Season 2, 2017)
Collective pseudonyms under the Toei Group:
- ^ a b Oppliger, John (June 5, 2003). "Ask John: Who is Hajime Yadate?". AnimeNation. Archived from the original on April 1, 2017. Retrieved May 30, 2011.
- ^ Basho's Narrow Road. Tr. Hiroaki Sato. Stone Bridge Press, 1996.
- Hajime Yatate at Anime News Network's encyclopedia