Female TV Anime Directors Spring 2018

Tada-kun wa Koi o Shinai
Director (監督) : Mitsue Yamazaki
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Tadakoi is an original love story about a photographer boy and a girl from a foreign country. Mitsue Yamazaki directs the series at Dogakobo studio, including much of the creative staff that helped her make her previous work with the studio, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun. For this project, however, Chieko Nakamura joins as art director. Yamazaki also has an assistant director for this series, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, director of GJ-Bu and New Game!

Mitsue Yamazaki made her debut as director on the adaption of the Hakkenden manga, though working under chief director Osamu Yamasaki. Previously, she had been groomed for the director role, serving as an assistant director on Kurenai, the 2008 iteration of Yozakura Quartet, and Mawaru Penguindrum. Her first series as the sole director was the popular Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun animefollowed by 2016’s Magic-Kyun! Renaissance. Since then, Yamazaki assisted her assistant director for Tadakoi on New Game by working as a storyboard artist and episode director on the second season.


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Female TV Anime Directors Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 season has a couple of directors returning to their respective franchises, and a few fresh faces.

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Female TV Anime Directors Winter 2017

This is a list of Winter 2017 TV anime series and shorts with female directors or assistant directors. This season has three full TV series and two shorts directed by women, including one series with a female assistant director. Continue reading “Female TV Anime Directors Winter 2017”

There’s a lot of women directing Fall 2016 anime, a preview

The Fall 2016 anime has 5 women in a “Director” role, 1 in a “Series Director” role, and 5 in an “Assistant Director” role, for a total of 11 women directing kids and TV anime series. For comparison, 12 is the annual average number of women in these role for late night TV series for the past four years. There’s a lot of women directing this season. Here’s a list of the TV anime and the women directing them.
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Fall 2015

Less graphs. Probably better to talk more about the staff listed. So, some graphs. An annual overview and some talk about movies will be had in the near future, but no promises. I withheld from listing out every single color designer, because that’s a long and tedious process. I’m not sure how to go about detailing this information in the future in a useful way.

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