Mamoru Hosoda

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Mamoru Hosoda
Born (1967-09-19) September 19, 1967 (age 51)
Kamiichi, Nakaniikawa District, Toyama, Japan
OccupationAnimation director
Years active1989–present
Known forThe Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Summer Wars
Wolf Children
The Boy and the Beast
Digimon: The Movie

Mamoru Hosoda (細田 守, Hosoda Mamoru, born September 19, 1967) is a Japanese film director and animator.


Formerly employed at Toei Animation, Hosoda went to work at Madhouse from 2005 to 2011. Hosoda left Madhouse in 2011 to establish his own animation studio, Studio Chizu with Yuichiro Saito who produced "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006 film)" and "Summer Wars". 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. From the late 2000s, he earned critical acclaim with several other films, including 2006's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, 2009's Summer Wars, 2012's Wolf Children, and 2015's The Boy and the Beast.[1][2]

Hosoda was commissioned by Studio Ghibli to direct Howl's Moving Castle but left during the early production stages after failing to come up with a concept acceptable to Studio Ghibli bosses.[3]

Hosoda studied oil painting at the Kanazawa College of Art.


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  1. ^ Official website. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  2. ^ "Summer Wars' Mamoru Hosoda Creates Anime Film for July". Anime News Network, 13 December 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  3. ^ FAQ - Howl's Moving Castle. The Hayao MIYAZAKI Web. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  4. ^ "Summer Wars' Mamoru Hosoda Plans Next Film About Siblings in 2018". Anime News Network. October 25, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Cannes: Japan's Mamoru Hosoda Sets New Animated Film 'Mirai' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. May 16, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "Summer Wars' Hosoda Reveals Mirai no Mirai Film's Story, Staff, July Date in Teaser". Anime News Network. December 13, 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.

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