Mamoru HOSODA 細田守
Nippon Animation ³
Seventeen-year-old Suzu turns into a famous singer in the virtual world “U”. She is the only one who realizes that the user behind a mischievous dragon avatar is someone who desperately needs help in the real world. With stunning visual compositions, Mamoru HOSODA once again proves himself to be one of today’s most important anime directors.
Ryu to sobakasu no hime
About Mamoru HOSODA
Mamoru HOSODA, born in Toyama Prefecture in 1967, started his film career after graduating from Kanazawa Art College in 1991 as an animator for Toei Animation. In 1997, he directed the anime series GEGEGE NO KITARO. After directing his first feature-length film ONE PIECE: BARON OMATSURI AND THE SECRET ISLAND (2005), he joined the animation studio Madhouse, where he directed THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME (2006). In 2011, he co-founded Studio Chizu. He has since directed the multi-award-winning anime films WOLF CHILDREN (2012 / NC ’13), THE BOY AND THE BEAST (2015 / NC ’18) and MIRAI (2018 / NC ’19).