Mamoru Hosoda

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Mamoru Hosoda
Mamoru Hosoda at AFA09.jpg
Born (1967-09-19) September 19, 1967 (age 48)
Kamiichi, Nakaniikawa District, Toyama, Japan
Occupation animation director
Years active 1989–present
Known for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Summer Wars
Wolf Children

Mamoru Hosoda (細田 守 Hosoda Mamoru?, born September 19, 1967) is a Japanese film director and animator. Formerly employed at Toei Animation, he went to work at Madhouse from 2005 to 2011. Hosoda left Madhouse in 2011 to establish his own animation studio, Studio Chizu. 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. In the later 2000s, he diversified more with other films, including 2006's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, 2009's Summer Wars, and 2012's Wolf Children.[1][2]

Hosoda was commissioned by Studio Ghibli to direct Howl's Moving Castle but was taken off the project during the early production stages due to failing to come up with a concept acceptable to Studio Ghibli bosses.[3][4][5]

Hosoda studied oil painting at the Kanazawa College of Art.


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As Key Animator[edit]


  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. ^ Mamoru Hosoda profile. Anime Vice. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  5. ^ Links to images from auctioned Howl's Moving Castle storyboards by Mamoru Hosoda. AniPages Discussion Forum. 24 April 2008. Retrieved 2011-12-13.

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