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|Occupation||Animator, Character Designer, Illustrator, Animation Director|
Kazuko Tadano (只野 和子, Tadano Kazuko) is a Japanese character designer, animator, illustrator and animation director. She's mostly known for her design work for the first two seasons of the 1990s Sailor Moon anime.
In the 1990s, after working on various episodes for Goldfish Warning!, she the became a character designer for the first two seasons of the Sailor Moon TV series (Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon R), she provided some animation direction for many episodes. She also provided the designs for its first movie, Sailor Moon R: The Movie.
From the late 1990s to 2000s, after Sailor Moon, she designed the characters in Wedding Peach, Petite Princess Yucie, Jūsō Kikō Dancouga Nova, Valkyria Chronicles 3: An Unrecorded Chronicle, and Nobunagun.
In June 2018, it was announced that Tadano was chosen as a character designer for Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie, a two-part anime film project that takes place as a "fourth season" of the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal anime series, adapting the Dream arc of the original manga (Subtitled Dead Moon arc). She has stated that the designs for the films are "reminiscent of the past while bringing with them a modern nuance, all while being faithful to Ms. Takeuchi’s original imagery".
She married Hiromi Matsushita, who was also an animation director on Sailor Moon.
Her favorite hobbies are going to karaoke, traveling, and her dislikes are exercising (though she prefers to walk).
|1985||Dancouga – Super Beast Machine God||Character Design (Shinobu, Masato, Laura), Animatio Director (eps. 4, 19, 24), Key Animation (eps. 2, 17)|||
|1986||Saint Seiya||Animation Director (eps. 65)|
|1991-1992||Goldfish Warning||Animation Director (eps. 14, 19, 25, 30, 35, 40, 43, 50)|
|1992-1993||Sailor Moon||Character Design, Animation Director (eps. 6, 12, 17, 21, 28, 34, 39, 46)|||
|1993-1994||Sailor Moon R||Character Design, Animation Director (eps. 53, 58, 64, 69, 88), Key Animation (eps. 53)|||
|1995-1996||Wedding Peach||Character Design|
|2002-2003||Petite Princess Yucie||Character Design, Animation Director (OP), Key Animation (eps. 8, 25)|
|2003||The World of Narue||Eyecatch Illustration|
|2007||Dancouga Nova – Super God Beast Armor||Character Design||Under the name of "KAZZ"|
|2011||Hunter x Hunter||Key Animation (eps. 23, 31, 38, 45, 53, 75, 81)|
|2014||Nobunagun||Character Design||Under the name "KAZZ-T"|
|2014-2015||Mysterious Joker||Animation Director (eps. 13, 19, 24, 26)|
|2017||The Royal Tutor||Chief Animation Director (eps. 3, 11-12)|
|2018||Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation||Chief Animation Director|
|2020||Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens||Character Design, Chief Animation Director (OP, ED; eps. 4), Animation Director (eps. 1), Key Animation (eps. 1)|
|2020||Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation Season 2||Chief Animation Director, Animation Director (eps. 1), Key Animation (eps. 1)|
|1993||Sailor Moon R: The Movie||Character Design, Animation Director|
|2021||Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie -Part 1&2-||Character Design||2-Part Film, Season 4 of Sailor Moon Crystal|
|1985||Vampire Hunter D||Key Animation|
|1987||Crystal Triangle||Character Design|||
|1996-1997||Wedding Peach DX||Character Design|
|2011||Valkyria Chronicles 3: Unrecorded Chronicles||Character Design, Chief Animation Director|
- Muell, Jason (July 4, 2018). "What is Kazuko Tadano's Secret to Drawing Sailor Moon?". Tuxedo Unmasked.
- "Sailor Moon Crystal Films Bring Back Original Sailor Moon Character Designer Kazuko Tadano". Anime News Network. June 30, 2018.
- Muell, Jason (April 23, 2019). "What Did Kazuko Tadano's Interview Reveal About The Sailor Moon Crystal Movie?". Tuxedo Unmasked.
- "Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens Anime Reveals April 2020 Debut, Staff, Cast". Anime News Network. December 20, 2019. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
- "Otakon to Host Sailor Moon Designer, Animation Director". Anime News Network. 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2013-11-17.
- "「美少女戦士セーラームーンCrystal」 劇場版アニメのキャラクターデザイナーが決定!". Sailor Moon Official (in Japanese). 2018-06-30. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
- "劇場版『美少女戦士セーラームーンEternal』". Sailor Moon Official (in Japanese). 2019-06-30. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
- Kazuko Tadano at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Kazuko Tadano at Animecons.com
- Kazuko Tadano on IMDb
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