Takeshi Mori (director)
Takeshi Mori (もりたけし Mori Takeshi?) is a Japanese anime director, storyboard artist, and script writer born October 10, 1963 in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from Waseda University, Mori began working in the anime industry.
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 Moeru! Onii-san. After being impressed by the OVA series Top o Nerae!, he began working for Gainax. After working as a storyboard artist on Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, Mori directed the series Edokko Boy Gatten Tasuke. More recent series he has directed include Vandread, Ruin Explorers Fam & Ihrlie, Meltylancer, and Stratos 4.
Throughout his career, he has used the pen names Shin Nemoto (根本 清 Nemoto Shin?), Inumakura (いぬまくら?), 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?).
- Kimagure Orange Road (1987–1988, production)
- Ranma ½ (1989–1992, storyboards, production)
- Edokko Boy Gatten Tasuke (1990–1991, director, storyboards, production, title animation)
- Otaku no Video (1991, director)
- Giant Robo (1992 (ep.1), 1995 (ep.6), director, storyboards)
- Kyō Kara Ore Wa!! (1992, director)
- The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (1993, storyboards, production)
- Lunar: Eternal Blue (1994, Sega CD, storyboards)
- Ruin Explorers Fam & Ihrlie (1995, director, script, storyboards)
- Rurouni Kenshin (1996–1998, storyboards)
- Uruyasu Tekkin Kazoku (1998, storyboards)
- Vandread (2000–2001, director)
- Saikano (2002, storyboards)
- Stratos 4 (2003–2006, director)
- Ōban Star-Racers (2004, storyboards)
- Fighting Fairy Girl Rescue Me Mave-chan (2005, director, script)
- Eureka Seven (2005–2006, storyboards)
- Kirameki Project (2005–2006, supervisor)
- Noein (2005–2006, storyboards)
- Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori (2005–2007, series organization, script, storyboards)
- Darker than Black (2007, storyboards)
- Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula (2007, storyboards)
- Sketchbook (2007, storyboards)
- Skull Man (2007, director)
- Bamboo Blade (2007–2008, storyboards)
- You're Under Arrest (2007–2008, storyboards)
- Rosario + Vampire (2008, storyboards)
- The Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk (2008, storyboards)
- Birdy the Mighty (2008-ongoing, storyboards)
- The Tower of Druaga: The Sword of Uruk (2009, storyboards)
- Rideback (2009, storyboards)
- Shangri-La (2009, creative producer)
- "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.
- "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.
- "Takeshi Mori (I)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
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