Kenji Kamiyama

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Kenji Kamiyama
神山 健治
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Born (1966-03-20) March 20, 1966 (age 57)
Occupation(s)Anime television and film director, artist and screenwriter

Kenji Kamiyama (神山 健治, Kamiyama Kenji, born on March 20, 1966) is a Japanese anime director.


Kamiyama has worked regularly with the anime studio and production enterprise Production I.G, such as his work on Jin-Roh, Patlabor, Blood: The Last Vampire, and for whom he has directed the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime television series, which was followed on into a second season, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG and a TV movie, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society.

After working as a background artist for productions such as Akira and Kiki's Delivery Service, Kamiyama joined Team Oshii at Production I.G, contributing the screenplay of Blood: The Last Vampire and working as animation director for Jin-Roh. In 2002, Kamiyama made his directorial debut with MiniPato, followed by Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG. In 2007, after almost six years of work on the Stand Alone Complex world, he directed the TV series Guardian of the Sacred Spirit and Eden of the East.

On November 29, 2018, it was announced that Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki would direct Blade Runner: Black Lotus, an anime for Adult Swim and Crunchyroll.[2][3][4]

On August 2, 2021, it was announced that Kamiyama, both director and writer of the feature-length anime work, Eien no 831 (The Eternal 831) which was broadcast in January 2022 on Wowow.[5]



  1. ^ "神山監督、2020年の日本を予測する!!". Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  2. ^ Otterson, Joe (November 29, 2018). "Blade Runner Anime Series". Variety. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  3. ^ Gurwin, Gabe (November 29, 2018). "BLADE RUNNER ANIME SERIES COMING TO CARTOON NETWORK, CRUNCHYROLL". IGN. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  4. ^ Yoo, Noah (November 29, 2018). "Adult Swim Announces New "Blade Runner" Anime Series". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Loo, Egan (August 3, 2021). "Kenji Kamiyama's Original Anime Feature Eien no 831 to Premiere Next January". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Wong, Amos (January 2008). "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex". Newtype USA. Vol. 7, no. 1. pp. 58–61. ISSN 1541-4817.
  7. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (August 2, 2018). "New Ghost in the Shell Anime Will Have 2 Seasons". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  8. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (February 14, 2022). "Kenji Kamiyama's The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim Film Opens in April 2024". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 14, 2022.

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