Date of Birth: July 31 1966 Birthplace: Maizuru Kyoto Prefecture Japan Wiki jphttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/E79FB3E58E9FE7AB8BE4B99F Wiki enhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TatsuyaIshihara Tatsuya Ishihara is a prominent director and a key member of Kyoto Animationhttps://anilist.co/studio/2/. After graduating from Osaka Designers College in the late 80s Ishihara joined Kyoto Animation and began his career as an animator. In 1992 he made his debut as an episode director with the third episode of an OVA series titled K.O. Beasthttps://anilist.co/anime/602/. After that he switched his focus to directing. Back then Kyoto Animation was still a subcontracting studio so therefore Ishihara could only get a handful of opportunities directing. Some of the shows in which Ishihara got to direct multiple episodes were Tenchi Muyouhttps://anilist.co/anime/696/ Akachan to Bokuhttps://anilist.co/anime/1485/ Hyper Policehttps://anilist.co/anime/1180/ and Inuyashahttps://anilist.co/anime/249/. He also storyboarded the majority of the episodes he directed. In 2003 Kyoto Animation started their transformation into a fullfledged animation studio producing their first anime series Fullmetal Panic? Fumoffuhttps://anilist.co/anime/72/. Ishihara directed and storyboarded the 7th episode of the show. Two years later in 2005 he made his proper directorial debut directing the studios second TV show Airhttps://anilist.co/anime/101/. The following year he directed the award winning anime series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiyahttps://anilist.co/anime/849/. From here Ishihara has gone on to direct multiple of Kyoto Animations acclaimed works.