|Born||November 18, 1943|
|Died||April 17, 2011(aged 67)|
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Osamu Dezaki (出﨑 統, Dezaki Osamu, November 18, 1943 – April 17, 2011), also known as Makura Saki (崎枕, Saki Makura), Kan Matsudo (松戸完, Matsudo Kan), Toru Yabuki (矢吹徹, Yabuki Toru) or Kuyou Sai (斉九洋, Sai Kuyou), was a Japanese anime director and screenwriter.
Dezaki started out as a manga artist while still in high school. In 1963 he joined Mushi Production, which was founded by manga and anime pioneer Osamu Tezuka. His made his debut as a director in 1970 with Ashita no Joe.
Dezaki was known for his distinct visual style, which makes use of split screen, stark lighting, extensive use of dutch angle, and pastel freeze frames that he called "postcard memories", which may be his most famous trademark. They feature a process whereby the screen fades into a detailed "painting" of the simpler original animation. Many of his techniques became popular and came to be seen as special techniques of Japanese animation. He particularly influenced Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Yoshiyuki Tomino, Ryūtarō Nakamura, Noriyuki Abe, Kunihiko Ikuhara, Akiyuki Shinbo, and Yutaka Yamamoto.
Dezaki was known to be a notorious chain smoker, and as a result, he died from lung cancer on April 17, 2011, at the age of 67.
His older brother, Satoshi Dezaki, is also an anime director.
|Astro Boy||Animator and Episode Director||1963-1966|
|Big X||Animator and Episode Director||1964-1965|
|Great Adventure of Goku (Based on Hsi Yu Chi)||Episode Director||1967|
|Naughty Detective Corps||Episode Director||1968|
|Moomin (1969 TV series)||Episode Director||1969|
|Ashita no Joe||Director, Screenplay, and Episode Director||1970-1971|
|Lupin the 3rd||Storyboard Artist (episodes 7, 13, and 17)||1971-1972|
|Kunimatsu-sama no Otoridai||Animator||1971|
|Moomin (1972 TV Series)||Animator||1972|
|Aim for the Ace! / Ace o Nerae!||Director||1973-1974|
|First Human Giatrus, (Hajime Ningen Gyatoruz / Giatrus, The Dawn of Mankind)||Director||1974-1976|
|Japanese Folklore Tales||Animator||1975|
|Ganba no Bōken (ガンバの冒険, Adventures of Ganba)||Director and Episode Director||1975|
|Ganso Tensai Bakabon||Episode Director||1975-1977|
|Manga Fairy Tales of the World||Animator||1976|
|Ie Naki Ko / Nobody's Child (based on Hector Malot's novel, Sans Famille)/ Nobody's Boy||Director and Episode Director||1977-1978|
|Takarajima (based on Robert Louis Stevenson's novel: Treasure Island)||Director||1978-1979|
|The Rose of Versailles||Director (from episode 19 onward)||1979-1980|
|Tomorrow's Joe 2||Director||1980-1981|
|Space Adventure Cobra||Director (with Yoshio Takeuchi)||1982-1983|
|Rainbow Brite||Joint Director||1984|
|The Mighty Orbots||Director||1984|
|Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light||Creative Consultant||1987|
|In the Beginning: The Bible Stories||Director||1997|
|Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick (Based on Moby-Dick by Herman Melville)||Director||1997-1999|
|Astro Boy 2003||Storyboard||2003|
|The Snow Queen (Based on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen)||Director and Storyboard Artist||2005-2006|
|Ultraviolet: Code 044||Director, Screenplay, and Storyboard Artist||2008|
|Genji Monogatari Sennenki (Based on Genji Monogatari by Murasaki Shikibu)||Director and Screenplay||2009|
|Frosty the Snowman||Animation Director||December 7, 1969|
|Sweet Sea||Director||September 1985|
|Botchan||Supervisor||June 13, 1989|
|Lupin III: Bye-Bye Liberty Crisis||Director||April 1, 1989|
|Lupin III: Mystery of the Hemingway Papers||Director||July 20, 1990|
|Lupin III: Steal Napoleon's Dictionary!||Director||August 9, 1991|
|Lupin III: From Russia With Love||Director||July 24, 1992|
|Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure||Director||August 4, 1995|
|Koushi-den (孔子傳) (Confucius tradition)||Director||October 15, 1995|
Original video animations
|Aim for the Ace! 2 / Ace o Nerae! 2||Total Supervisor and Storyboard Artist||1988|
|One Pound Gospel||Director||1988|
|Sinter Starlit Night Music||Director||1989|
|Aim for the Ace! / Ace o Nerae! Final Stage||Director||1989-1990|
|Sword for Truth||Director||1990|
|Sohryuden: Legend of the Dragon Kings||Director||1991-1993|
|Treasure Island (Takarajima) Memorial, The man who was called an "evening calm"||Director||1992|
|Golgo 13 : Queen Bee||Director||1998|
|A Thousand & One Nights||Animator||1969|
|Aim for the Ace! The Movie: Jump High, Hiromi!||Director||1979|
|Tomorrow's Joe: The Movie||Director||1980|
|Nobody's Child/Ie Naki Ko: The Movie||Director||1980|
|Tomorrow's Joe: The Movie 2||Director||1981|
|Space Adventure Cobra||Director||1982|
|Golgo 13: The Professional||Director||1983|
|The Seven Friends of Gamba||Director||1984|
|Treasure Island (Takarajima): The Movie||Director||1987|
|Black Jack: The Movie||Director||1996|
|Hamtaro Movie 1: Adventures in Ham-Ham Land||Director, Co-Writer||2001|
|Hamtaro Movie 2: The Captive Princess||Director||2002|
|Hamtaro Movie 3: Miracle in Aurora Valley||Director||2003|
|Hamtaro Movie 4: Fairy Tale||Director||2004|
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