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Osamu Dezaki

Osamu Dezaki (November 18, 1943 – April 17, 2011), also known as Makura Saki, Matsudo Kan or Yabuki Toru, was a Japanese director of anime born on November 18, 1943, in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. His older brother, Satoshi Dezaki, is also an anime director. Dezaki started out as a manga artist while still in high school. In 1963 he joined studio Mushi Productions, which was founded by manga and anime pioneer Osamu Tezuka. His made his debut as a director in 1970 with Ashita no Joe. Desaki died from lung cancer on April 17, 2011, at the age of 67.



Dezaki was known for his distinct visual style, which makes use of split screen, stark lighting, and pastel freeze frames that he called “postcard memories”, which may be his most famous trademark. They feature a process whereby the screen fades into a detailed “painting” of the simpler original animation. Many of his techniques became popular and came to be seen as special techniques of Japanese animation.


Ace o Nerae! (TV) Series Director, Key Animation
Ace o Nerae! 2 (OAV) Director
Ace wo Nerae! (movie) Director
Ace wo Nerae! Final Stage (OAV) Director, Screenplay, Storyboard
Air (movie) Director
Akado Suzunosuke (TV) Storyboard
Ashita no Joe (movie) Chief Director
Ashita no Joe (TV) Director, Script
Ashita no Joe 2 (movie) Director, Script
Ashita no Joe 2 (TV) Director
Astro Boy (TV 1/1963) Episode Director
Astro Boy (TV 2/1980) Script, Episode Director
B.B (OAV) Director
Big X (TV) Director, Storyboard
Bionic Six (U.S. TV) Director
Black Jack (OAV) Director, Screenplay, Storyboard (ep 6)
Black Jack The Movie Director, Screenplay
Botchan (special) Supervision
Clannad (movie) Director
Cobra The Animation (TV) Screenplay, Storyboard
Dororo (TV) Episode Director
Ganba no Bōken (TV) Series Director, Design
Genji Monogatari Sennenki (TV) Director, Screenplay
Gense Shugoshin P-hyoro Ikka (OAV) Director
Goku no Daibōken (TV) Episode Director (1, 4, 6, 12, 14, 20, 29, 3)
Golgo 13: Queen Bee (OAV) Director, Storyboard
Golgo 13: The Professional (movie) Director
Hajime Ningen Gyatoruz (TV) Episode Director
Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick (TV) Director, Storyboard (all), Original Work
Ie Naki Ko (movie) Director
In The Beginning – The Bible Stories (TV) Director
Jetter Mars (TV) Episode Director
Jungle Kurobe (TV) Series Director
Kanashimi no Belladonna (movie) Key Animation
Karate Baka Ichidai (TV) Series Director, Unit Director
Kasei Yakyoku (OAV) Director
Little Nemo – Adventures in Slumberland (movie) Director (Second Pilot, 1987)
Lupin III: Bye Bye Liberty Crisis (special) Director
Lupin III: From Russia With Love (special) Director
Lupin III: Hemingway Papers (special) Director
Lupin III: Napoleon (special) Director, Animation Supervisor
Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao’s Treasure (special) Chief Director, Storyboard
Manga Sekai Mukashi Banashi (TV) Episode Director
Mighty Orbots (U.S. TV) Series Director, Episode Director
Nobody’s Boy – Remi (TV) Director
Oniisama E… (TV) Director, Storyboard
(The) Rose of Versailles (TV) Director
Samurai Giants (TV) Storyboard
Senya Ichiya Monogatari (movie) Art
Shin Ace o Nerae! (TV) Director
(The) Snow Queen (TV) Director, Storyboard (ep 1)
Sohryuden – Legend of the Dragon Kings (OAV) Executive Director
Space Adventure Cobra (TV) Director
Space Adventure Cobra – The Movie Director
Sword for Truth (movie) Director
Takarajima (TV) Director
A Time Slip of 10000 Years: Prime Rose (movie) Director
Tottoko Hamutarō: Ham Ham Ham – Jya! Maboroshi no Princess (movie) Director, Storyboard
Tottoko Hamutaro: Ham Ham Paradi-chu! Hamutarō to Fushigi no Oni no Ehonto (movie) Director, Storyboard
Ultraviolet: Code 044 (TV) Director
Undersea Super Train: Marine Express (movie) Director

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