Seitarō Kitayama

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Seitarō Kitayama
Born 1888
Died February 2, 1945
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Animator

Seitarō Kitayama (北山 清太郎, Kitayama Seitarō, 1888 – February 2, 1945) was an early Japanese animation director whose work includes the first examples of commercial production of anime. Kitayama was referred to as one of the fathers of anime by Yoshirō Irie, a researcher at Japan's National Film Center.[1]



  1. ^ "Japan finds films by early "anime" pioneers". Reuters. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Frederick S. Litten. "Some remarks on the first Japanese animation films in 1917" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-01-02.