Kazuto Nakazawa

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Kazuto Nakazawa
Born (1968-03-04) March 4, 1968 (age 54)
Other namesTakeshi Tsuji (辻 武司)
Alma materTokyo Animator Academy
OccupationAnime director, animator, illustrator, character designer

Kazuto Nakazawa (中澤 一登, Nakazawa Kazuto, born March 4, 1968) is a Japanese character designer and director of numerous anime series and video games who also goes by the pseudonym Takeshi Tsuji (辻 武司, Tsuji Takeshi). His directorial work includes Parasite Dolls, the anime sequence in Kill Bill: Volume 1, and the Moondrive segment of Genius Party Beyond. He has designed characters for many anime, such as Ashita no Nadja and Samurai Champloo, for which he also served as animation director. In addition to his work with anime, he designed the characters of Tales of Legendia and was the animation director of Devil Kings. Throughout his career, he has worked also as an animator, providing key animations to anime such as The Animatrix's "Kid's Story" and "A Detective Story". He has made two appearances at anime conventions in the United States: at Otakon in 1999 and 2006. He also animated the Joe Hahn-directed music video for the Linkin Park song "Breaking the Habit."[1]


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Video games[edit]

  • Le Roman de la Reine (1998) – character design
  • Tales of Legendia (2005) – character design
  • Asura's Wrath (2012) – director & main character design (ep 15.5)

Music videos[edit]


  1. ^ Hochman, Steve (16 May 2004). "Anime finds its match in Linkin Park". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 21 September 2012.

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