磯光雄, Mikio Odagawa (小田川幹雄), Hideo Nieta (贄田秀雄)
Home town:Aichi prefecture, Japan
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/IsoMitsuo Wiki jphttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Wiki enhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MitsuoIso Mitsuo Iso is a pioneer in the field of realist animation and then digital processing. Debuted uncredited as an inbetweneer on Zeta Gundamhttps://anilist.co/anime/85/. He made his initial splash in Gundam 0080: War in the Pockethttps://anilist.co/anime/82/ and continued to develop his approach to animation which he calls full limited which eliminated the posetopose feel of conventional keyframe animation. His characteristic animation can be seen in Ghost in the Shellhttps://anilist.co/anime/43/ and End of Evangelionhttps://anilist.co/anime/32/. In Blood: The Last Vampirehttps://anilist.co/anime/405/ Iso experimented with digital processing of his handdrawn fire effects elevating it to uncanny realism. Iso then got his first taste of directing in RahXephonhttps://anilist.co/anime/165/ episode 15 which he largely animated and also digitally processed himself. His animation sensibilities process innovations experience in multiple levels of anime production and interest in technology culminated in the 2007 scifi series Dennou Coilhttps://anilist.co/anime/2164/ his veritable brainchild. During its production there was a rumored fallingout with key staff. For the next several years Iso would quietly animate under the pseudonym Mikio Odagawa. Took part as a key animator on Quentin Tarantinos Kill Bill: Vol. 1 in 2003. In 2018 he announced his retirement as an animator to focus exclusively on directing.