Mitsuru Hongo

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Mitsuru Hongo
Born (1959-10-12) October 12, 1959 (age 58)
Other names Ranta Ushio
Occupation Animation director
Years active 1981–present

Mitsuru Hongo (本郷みつる, Hongō Mitsuru, born October 12, 1959) is a Japanese anime director of film and television.

Hongo originally worked at Ajiado as an animator but moved to Shin-Ei Animation where he directed Crayon Shin-chan. He left in 1996 and went on to direct Immortal Grand Prix, Outlaw Star, Reideen, Shamanic Princess, and The Candidate for Goddess. He also directed and wrote the screenplay for the feature film Sakura Wars: The Movie.

Hongo is a native of Tokyo but grew up in Niigata Prefecture.

Filmography (as director)[edit]