Masayuki Miyaji

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Masayuki Miyaji
Born Miyaji Masayuki
宮地 昌幸

(1976-02-01) February 1, 1976 (age 42)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Anime director and supervisor
Years active 1998–present

Masayuki Miyaji (宮地 昌幸, Miyaji Masayuki), born on (1976-02-01)February 1, 1976, is a Japanese anime director and supervisor.


Upon graduating from Nihon University's art department's school of film, Miyaji took part in Studio Ghibli's Higashi-Koganei Sonjoku training program in 1998.[1][2] He studied under the program along with fellow future animator Tadashi Okumura.[1][2] The promise he showed in the program led him to be selected as assistant director to Hayao Miyazaki in Spirited Away.[1]

In 2008, he made his full directorial debut with Bounen no Xamdou.[1] In an interview to The Japan Times, Miyaji stated that he believed anime was a part of the film industry, and said in respect to Xamdou's "theatrical dimension", he had wished to use an "almost documentary style" for certain parts and listed directors Ken Loach and Jean-Luc Godard as his inspirations.[3] He also stated with the series' unique PlayStation Network release, he felt he could reach out to a "different kind" of audience.[3]




  1. ^ a b c d e "宮地昌幸". Weblio. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  2. ^ a b "東小金井村塾". Weblio. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  3. ^ a b c Ian Martin (2008-10-02). "Explosive new anime packed with surprises". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  4. ^ 宮地昌幸 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 

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