Female TV Anime Directors Spring 2021

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun 2nd Season
Director (監督): Makoto Moriwaki
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Makoto Mariwaki continues to flex her kids comedy chops with the second season of Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun. The series follows the titular Iruma whose parents sell him to a demon. The demon adopts him as his grandson and sends him to the local school for demons.

Moriwaki has been active in the anime industry for decades, much of it with kids series including Onegai My Melody and PriPara. She was also director of the first two seasons of the crude comedy series Tantei Opera Milky Holmes. Continue reading “Female TV Anime Directors Spring 2021”

Female TV Anime Directors Winter 2021

SK∞ the Infinity
Director (監督): Hiroko Utsumi
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SK∞ the Infinity is Hiroku Utsumi’s third directorial projects and second since leaving Animation Do. While Free! was a sequel to the High Speed! novels from Kyoto Animation’s KA Esuma Bunko imprin and Banana Fish was a modern adaption of the influential 1980s manga, SK∞ is a wholly original story, granting Utsumi more creative freedom. The story follows two teenagers, including a snowboarder from Canada, participating in dangerous skateboarding races.

Utsumi was a regular contributor to a number of Kyoto Animation projects – including ClannadK-On!, and Tamako Market – before getting the chance to helm a series on her own. Since leaving Animation Do, Utsumi has been freelance, mostly working on Bones and MAPPA projects. Continue reading “Female TV Anime Directors Winter 2021”