Masayuki Kojima

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Masayuki Kojima (小島 正幸, Kojima Masayuki) is a Japanese animator and director who worked with Madhouse for many years before leaving the studio and joining Kinema Citrus in 2011. He was born on March 11, 1961 in Yamanashi, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

Personal history[edit]

Kojima first got his start in the animation business in the 1980s, where he worked primarily project-to-project for a number of different companies, including Knack Productions and Tatsunoko Production. During this time, he was involved in television products as an episode director. After joining Madhouse in the 1990s, he has been involved in dozens of productions as an animator, as well as helming several TV series, two movies, a theatrical short, and a TV special. He has since left the studio after many years and joined Kinema Citrus in 2011.

Directorial style[edit]

Since coming to work for Madhouse, Kojima has been primarily a drama director, and one who specializes in lengthy series. He has directed two adaptations of Naoki Urasawa's manga, Master Keaton and Monster, both of which have received critical acclaim. His first full-length theatrical film, Piano no Mori, was released in Japan on July 21, 2007.




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