Takeshi Mori (director)

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Takeshi Mori (もりたけし, Mori Takeshi, born October 10, 1963 in Tokyo, Japan.[1][2]) is a Japanese anime director, storyboard artist, and scriptwriter. After graduating from Waseda University, Mori began working in the anime industry.[1]

He began working in 1986 at Ajia-do Animation Works as an in-between animation artist before moving on to key animation work. From there, he worked as a storyboard artist and producer for the NTV/Studio Pierrot TV series The Burning Wild Man. After being impressed by the OVA series Gunbuster, he began working for Gainax. After working as a storyboard artist on Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, Mori directed the series Tasuke, the Samurai Cop.[2] More recent series he has directed include Vandread, Ruin Explorers Fam & Ihrlie, Meltylancer, and Stratos 4.[2]

Throughout his career, he has used the pen names Shin Nemoto (根本 清, Nemoto Shin), Inumakura (いぬまくら),[3] and Urano Kantoku (浦野 寛徳) (the last meaning "behind the scenes director"). He is the son of former Chunichi Dragons #4 batter Tōru Mori (森 徹, Mori Tōru).




  1. ^ a b "もりたけしに訊け (Mori Takeshi ni Kike)" [Ask Takeshi Mori] (in Japanese). Anime Web Insider Tornado Base. Archived from the original on December 31, 2007. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  2. ^ a b c "もりたけし監督特集 (Mori Takeshi Kantoku Tokushū)" [Director Takeshi Mori Feature]. Bandai Channel. Archived from the original on 2008-05-23. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  3. ^ a b "Takeshi Mori (I)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-09-25.