Date of Birth: April 5 1972 Birthplace: Ako Hyogo Prefecture Japan Yasuhiro Takemoto studied animation at the Yoyogi Animation Academy. After graduating he started working at Kyoto Animationhttps://anilist.co/studio/2/KyotoAnimation for almost his entire animation career joining the company in 1996. At the company Yasuhiro was considered one of the most reliable and trustworthy members of the staff. Nurse Witch Komugihttps://anilist.co/anime/615/NurseWitchKomugichan/ was his directorial debut and Full Metal Panic? Fumoffuhttps://anilist.co/anime/72/FullMetalPanicFumoffu/ his first solo directorial debut. He died in the arson attack at Kyoto Animations Studio 1 on July 18 2019.