Masahiro Andou

安藤真裕
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Birth:Sep 1, 1967
Age:54
Gender:Male
Years active:1988-Present
Hometown:Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
Originating from Studio Annapuru where he worked under the supervision of Osamu Dezakihttps://anilist.co/staff/100393/ and Akio Suginohttps://anilist.co/staff/103064/. He went independent after leaving the studio in 1991. As a freelancer he worked on numerous works as a key animator and started quickly getting recognized as one of the strongest action animators in the industry. In 2000 Andou made his debut as an episode director with Medarothttps://anilist.co/anime/1138/s 49th episode and started gradually shifting his focus from animating to directing and storyboarding episodes himself. He mainly worked on studio Boneshttps://anilist.co/studio/4/ productions in the early 00s and got to direct several episodes of RahXephonhttps://anilist.co/anime/165/ Wolfs Rainhttps://anilist.co/anime/202/ and Fullmetal Alchemisthttps://anilist.co/anime/121/. In 2007 he directed Sword of the Strangerhttps://anilist.co/anime/2418/ a film which was also produced by Bones. He has since directed multiple shows for both Bones and P.A. Workshttps://anilist.co/studio/132/. Noted for his action storyboards. He is also close friends with Masahiro Satouhttps://anilist.co/staff/134126/ and often works with him. Note: Not to be confused with older animator Masahiro Andouhttps://anilist.co/staff/155926/.
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