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 director with Witch Hunter Robin and was later director of Ergo Proxy Notable works outside Anime: Final Fantasy IX Video Game 2000 Character Design