Sunao Katabuchi

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Sunao Katabuchi
Sunao Katabuchi 16 avril 2014.jpg
Sunao Katabuchi in 2014
Born (1960-08-10) August 10, 1960 (age 58)
Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
OccupationFilm director, Writer, Voice actor
Known forBlack Lagoon
Mai Mai Miracle
In This Corner of the World

Sunao Katabuchi (片渕須直, Katabuchi Sunao, born in August, 1960) is a Japanese director of anime, and an instructor at the college of Art of Nihon University.[1]

Biography[edit]

Sunao Katabuchi's signature, 2016

While studying at Nihon University, Katabuchi participated in the writing team of Sherlock Hound directed by Hayao Miyazaki. After graduating, he joined Telecom Animation Film.

In 1999, Katabuchi joined Studio 4°C and developed Princess Arete, which was released in 2001 and won the Excellent works of the year in Domestic Feature Film Category at Tokyo International Anime Fair in 2002. He joined Madhouse and worked for various animations including Black Lagoon.

In 2016, Katabuchi directed In This Corner of the World which was released on November 12, 2016 in Japan, and planned to be released in fifteen countries including UK, France, Germany, Mexico and US.[2]

He is married to a fellow director of anime Chie Uratani.

Awards[edit]

Works[edit]

Films[edit]

  • Kiki's Delivery Service - Assistant Director, 1989
  • Upon The Planet (この星の上に, Kono Hoshi no Ue ni) - Director, 1998[12]
  • Princess Arete (アリーテ姫, Arīte Hime) - Director, Writer, 2001
  • Mai Mai Miracle (マイマイ新子と千年の魔法, Maimai Shinko to Sennen no Mahō) - Director, Writer, 2009
  • In This Corner of the World (この世界の片隅に, Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) - Director, Writer, 2016

Television productions[edit]

OVA[edit]

Video games[edit]

Commercials[edit]

  • Panasonic 3CCD lovery size - Animation Director, 2004
  • Toyota ITS Ha:mo Concept movie Road to promise - Director, 2012
  • NHK Flowers blossom (花は咲く, hana wa saku) PV of animation version - Director, 2013[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "教職員". Dept. of CINEMA, College of Art, Nihon Univ. (in Japanese). Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "「この世界の片隅に」片渕監督の海外渡航をサポートするクラウドファンディングが始動" (in Japanese). IID, Inc. November 22, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "文化庁メディア芸術祭歴代受賞作品" (in Japanese). Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "The Hiroshima Peace Film Award Winners of the Hiroshima International Film Festival 2016" (in Japanese). HIFF. November 13, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "キネマ旬報ベスト・テン、読者選出賞でも「この世界の片隅に」「ハドソン川」が1位" (in Japanese). Natasha,Inc. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  6. ^ "第71回毎日映画コンクール 心に迫る一本 日本映画大賞・日本映画優秀賞候補作" (in Japanese). Mainichi Newspaper. December 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "「この世界の片隅に」片渕須直監督、ブルーリボン賞監督賞に アニメ映画で初" (in Japanese). The Huffington Post Japan. Jan 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "「第26回東京スポーツ映画大賞」ノミネート決定 2・26授賞式" (in Japanese). TOKYO-SPORTS. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  9. ^ "受賞・ノミネート 劇場用長編アニメ「この世界の片隅に」公式サイト". 「この世界の片隅に」製作委員会 (in Japanese). Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  10. ^ "平成29年度「児童福祉文化賞表彰式」" (in Japanese). Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  11. ^ "芸術選奨受賞者が決定、新人賞に浦井健治、山田和樹ら。" (in Japanese). eplus inc. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "この星の上に « ANIDO official website" (in Japanese). ANIDO. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  13. ^ "The Blinkins: The Bear and the Blizzard (1986)". IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  14. ^ "アニメ「花は咲く」 明日へ ―支えあおう― NHK東日本大震災プロジェクト" (in Japanese). NHK. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  15. ^ "親と子の「花は咲く」 (SINGLE+DVD)". Amazon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved November 24, 2016.

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