Tensai Okamura

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Tensai Okamura (岡村天斎)
Tensai Okamura at Chibi Japan Expo (2-11-2007)
Tensai Okamura, 2007 Chibi Japan Expo
Okamura Yutaka

(1961-12-13) December 13, 1961 (age 59)
Alma materWaseda University's department of science and engineering
OccupationAnime director and animator
Years active1984–present
EmployerMadhouse (formerly)
Currently freelance

Tensai Okamura (岡村 天斎, Okamura Tensai), born Yutaka Okamura (岡村 豊, Okamura Yutaka) on December 13, 1961, in Fukushima Prefecture, is a Japanese anime director and animator. Okamura grew up in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. He is a graduate of Waseda University's department of science and engineering. In 1991, he changed his first name to Tensai.


During his university days at Waseda University, Okamura was a part of Waseda's manga research society and together with other budding animators, produced his first independent anime there. Upon graduating from university, Okamura joined the animation production studio Madhouse as an animator with the recommendation of a friend. Lensman: Secret of The Lens was the first he worked on as an animator. In 1989, he made his debut as an episode director with YAWARA! a fashionable judo girl! and soon made his full directorial debut in 1995 with Memories. He later left Madhouse and went freelance, working on several projects along the way.


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