Mamoru Hosoda

細田守, Katsuyo Hashimoto (橋本カツヨ), Moruho Sodama (遡玉洩穂)
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Birth:Sep 19, 1967
Age:54
Gender:Male
Years active:1989-Present
Hometown:Kamiichi, Toyama Prefecture, Japan
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/hosodamamoru Hosoda initially felt inspired to take up animation as a career after seeing The Castle of Cagliostrohttps://anilist.co/anime/1430/ the first film directed by Hayao Miyazakihttps://anilist.co/staff/96870/. He majored in oil painting at the Kanazawa College of Art in Ishikawa Prefecture. After graduation Hosoda was able to land an animation job at Toei Animationhttps://anilist.co/studio/18/ after submitting a short film that he had animated in his spare time. He initially applied at Studio Ghiblihttps://anilist.co/studio/21/ though he did not get the job he received a rejection letter of praise from Hayao Miyazaki himself. During his time at Toei Hosoda worked his way up garnering public attention in the early 2000s with the first two films in the Digimon series. It was his first codirected film Digimon: The Moviehttps://anilist.co/anime/2961/ which attracted the eye of Ghibli head producer Toshio Suzukihttps://anilist.co/staff/101638/. Studio Ghibli announced that Hosoda was to direct the film Howls Moving Castlehttps://anilist.co/anime/431/ in September 2001. This was scheduled for a summer 2003 release. However production on the film became strained due to creative differences. According to Hosoda he was told to make the movie similar to how Miyazaki would have made it but he wanted to make his own film the way he wanted to make it. In the end Hosoda left in the summer of 2002 during the early production stages after failing to come up with a concept acceptable to Studio Ghibli bosses. Proceeding his departure from Ghibli Hosoda returned to Toei and worked on a few animations in collaboration with artist Takashi Murakami such as the commercial Superflat Monogram for Louis Vuitton. During this time he directed an episode of Ojamajo Doremihttps://anilist.co/anime/353/ which was inspired by his turbulent time at Ghibli. This episode led to him being hired at the animation studio Madhousehttps://anilist.co/studio/11/ which he worked at from 2005 to 2011. At Madhouse Hosoda earned critical acclaim with his directing efforts. His two movies The Girl Who Leapt Through Timehttps://anilist.co/anime/2236/ and Summer Warshttps://anilist.co/anime/5681/ both won the Japan Academy Film Prize award. In 2011 Hosoda left Madhouse to establish his own animation studio Studio Chizuhttps://anilist.co/studio/555/ with Yuuichirou Saitou who produced both previously mentioned award winning shows. As of August 2020 Studio Chizu has released three films directed by Hosoda: 2012s Wolf Childrenhttps://anilist.co/anime/12355/ 2015s The Boy and the Beasthttps://anilist.co/anime/20981/ and 2018s Miraihttps://anilist.co/anime/100749/. Which of Mirai was nominated for Best Animated Feature for the 2019 Oscars. Source: Wikipedia Notable Awards: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Winner Animation of the Year Tokyo Anime Award 2007 Winner Best Director Tokyo Anime Award 2007 Winner Best Animation of the Year Japan Academy Film Prize 2007 Summer Wars Winner Animation of the Year Tokyo Anime Award 2009 Winner Best Director Tokyo Anime Award 2009 Winner Best Original Story Tokyo Anime Award 2009 Winner Notable Entry Tokyo Anime Award 2009 Winner Best Animation of the Year Japan Academy Film Prize 2010 Wolf Children Winner Animation of the Year Tokyo Anime Award 2013 Winner Best Director Tokyo Anime Award 2013 Winner Best Screenplay Tokyo Anime Award 2013 Winner Notable Entry Tokyo Anime Award 2013 Mirai Nominee Best Animated Feature Film Academy Awards USA Source: IMDb
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