Tetsurō Araki

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Tetsurō Araki
荒木 哲郎
Born (1976-11-05) November 5, 1976 (age 45)
Other namesMochizuki Saburō (望月 三郎)
OccupationAnimator, storyboard artist, director
Years active1999–present
Known for

Tetsurō Araki (荒木 哲郎, Araki Tetsurō, born November 5, 1976) is a Japanese animator, storyboard artist, and director. He goes by the alias Mochizuki Saburō (望月 三郎) when working as an episode director and key animator.


After graduating from Seibugakuenbunri Junior High School and Senshu University's Department of Humanities, Araki joined Madhouse as a production assistant. He debuted as an episode director in his second year with the company. His directorial debut was 2005's original video animation Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin.

His wife is Aya Hida (肥田 文, Hida Aya), who is also a staff member of the animation production company Gonzo.

Araki worked with animation director Takayuki Hirao when he was at Madhouse, and he has occasionally worked as a key animator in projects that Hirao has directed. An article featuring him and Hirao was published in the monthly anime magazine Animage.

In October 2013, he won the Best Director award at the Newtype x Machi Asobi Anime Awards 2013, and in 2014 he won the Best Director award in the Anime of the Year category at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2014. Araki, along with Death Note character designer Masaru Kitao, also appeared at Anime Expo 2007.


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  1. ^ "Attack on Titan Anime's 2nd Season Premieres in Spring 2017". Anime News Network. July 3, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Attack On Titan Season 4 release date delayed? MAPPA Studio change confirmed for Shingeki no Kyojin Season 4". Monsters and Critics. May 29, 2020. Retrieved May 29, 2020.

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