Yuuji Moriyama

森山雄治, 森山ゆうじ, もりやまゆうじ, もとやまゆうじ, 風間小太郎, 流川河童, 猫部那智子, 西宝壌土, 芝跨野渡也, 柴又十哉, 砂川則博, 魚田尹夫
Birth:Jan 6, 1960
Years active:1977-Present
Hometown:Tokyo, Japan
Wiki jphttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Wiki enhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YujiMoriyama Twitterhttps://twitter.com/i/user/77356964 Yuuji Moriyama is a director animator and character designer. Moriyama started helping out with inbetween animation when he was a student at Kanto Daiichi High School. After graduating from high school he joined Studio Musashi which was recruiting staff through newspaper ads. His first work as an official inbetweener was for Wakusei Robo Danguard Acehttps://anilist.co/anime/1986/. He then moved to Studio Cockpit where he worked on Galaxy Express 999https://anilist.co/anime/1491/ before moving on to NeoMedia. There he worked on Trider G7https://anilist.co/anime/4536/ Doraemonhttps://anilist.co/anime/2471/ and Belle and Sebastianhttps://anilist.co/anime/3836/. With Trider G7 he was promoted from inbetween to key animation. He left NeoMedia in 1982 to work as a freelancer starting with Combat Mecha Xabunglehttps://anilist.co/anime/2254/ and Makyou Densetsu Acrobunchhttps://anilist.co/anime/3880/. The popular anime Urusei Yatsurahttps://anilist.co/anime/1293/ in which he participated from the same year was Moriyamas breakthrough work. With this series he made his debut as an animation director and storyboard artist and was in charge of the opening animation for the first time joining a group of popular animators overnight. Chief director Mamoru Oshiihttps://anilist.co/staff/99097/ who was responsible for Urusei Yatsura expected him to become a partner so Moriyama tried his hand at manga as well by illustrating a manga written by Oshii that was serialized in the Animage magazine in 1984 called Todo no Tsumari. After the end of Urusei Yatsura he was selected as a character designer for the later series Maison Ikkokuhttps://anilist.co/anime/1453/ and has since been in charge of character design for many other works. In 1987 he won the 4th Japan Anime Awards in the Animation Director category. After that he shifted from animating to directing. After that he participated in many works mainly Chaos Project Studio Pierrot and Studio Hibari and then has seated at Studio Hibaris Lerche. Moriyama often works under one of his many pennames.