Shuukou Murase

Birth:May 31, 1964
Years active:1985-Present
Started his career as an inbetweener for Nakamura Production working on several outsourced episodes of Sunrise shows. He had his breakthrough as animator on Yoroiden Samurai Troopers where his detailed art and animation attracted attention. He was thus selected to be character designer for the sequel Yoroiden Samurai Troopers Gaiden and later animation director for the Mobile Suit Gundam F91 movie. Since then hes been heavily involved in Sunrise productions both as animator and as character designer. Notable examples of his designs are those for Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and Argento Soma He had his debut as a director with Witch Hunter Robin after which he directed the acclaimed Ergo Proxy More recent works of his include the adaptation of Gangsta as well as the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway trilogy. Notable works outside Anime: Final Fantasy IX Video Game 2000 Character Design