Narumi Kakinouchi

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Narumi Kakinouchi (垣野内 成美, Kakinouchi Narumi, born March 21, 1962 in Osaka Prefecture, Japan) is a female Japanese manga artist, animator, director, character designer, and an animation director. Some of her work has appeared in the adult manga magazine Lemon People.


After graduating from high school, she began working at Studio Beebo under the direction of Tomonori Kogawa, then moving on to Studio Io, Artland, AIC and other studios where she was an animator, designer, and animation director on many TV series and OVAs. She made her manga and character designer debut with Vampire Princess Miyu. Due to her magnificent artwork, she became very popular even outside the anime and manga scene, doing illustrations and character designs for many other projects.

Kakinouchi made her key animation debut with her work on the 1980 series Space Runaway Ideon. She then garnered great attention as the character designer, storyboard artist, and animation director for the Vampire Princess Miyu OVAs in 1988, and in March of that same year she co-authored the first Vampire Princess Miyu manga, serialized in the mystery/horror monthly manga magazine Susperia.

She made her directorial debut with Ryokunohara Labyrinth in 1990, in addition to being the character designer, scenario creator, storyboard artist, and animation director for the OVA.

In 2014 she began to work as animator again and was an animation director of single episodes of The Pilot's Love Song, Date A Live II, Aldnoah.Zero, Psycho-Pass 2, Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen or Shinmai Maō no Testament.

Kakinouchi is married to anime director Toshiki Hirano.

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Listed alphabetically by author.

Album cover art[edit]

  • Everything by Fluke Beauty 2007


  • Arcus II: Silent Symphony (art director)
  • Click Manga: Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (original design, character design)
  • Zoku Hatsukoi Monogatari: Shūgaku Ryokō (character design)


  1. ^ "「プラレス3四郎 PLAWRES SANSHIRO」" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-05-15. Retrieved 2006-10-28.

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