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|Native name||大張 正己|
January 24, 1966|
Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
|Occupation||Director, mecha designer, and character designer|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Filmography
- 2.1 Director
- 2.2 Designer
- 3 References
- 4 External links
After graduating from high school in 1985, Masami Obari began his career when he joined the animation studio Ashi Production, where he worked on shows such as Special Armored Battalion Dorvack, Transformers, and Star Musketeer Bismarck. Soon after, at the age of 19, he got his first major break when he landed the role of mecha designer on Dancouga – Super Beast Machine God. Not too long after, at the young age of 21, he was given his first directorial role by directing episodes 5 and 6 of the Bubblegum Crisis OVA series.
In 1993 he founded Studio G-1 with fellow animators Kazuto Nakazawa, Masahiro Yamane, Takehiro Nakayama, and Atsuko Ishida, to whom Masami Obari was married, but from whom he is now divorced. Studio G-1 was later disbanded and was reformed under the name of Studio G-1 Neo in the year 2000.
In 2016 Obari married the professional model maker Ritsu Togasaki.
Original Video Animation
Animated feature film
- "Interview with Masami Obari – Robot Soul Edition". vanishingtrooper.wordpress.com. June 15, 2015. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
- "Robot Anime Director Masami Obari Marries Gundam Model Maker". www.animenewsnetwork.com. November 11, 2016. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
- "Prism Ark". Newtype USA. 6 (11) p. 11. November 2007. ISSN 1541-4817.