Hiroko Tokita

ときたひろこ, 時田広子
Birth:Oct 24, 1956
Years active:1978-2009
Hometown:Tokyo, Japan
She got her start in the industry working as a parttime cel painter in the late 70s while studying at Nihon University. During this time she met Yuuji Nunokawahttps://anilist.co/staff/117781/ who then invited her to join the establishment of Studio Pierrothttps://anilist.co/studio/1/ in 1978. At Pierrot she worked as an inbetweener on Nils no Fushigi no Tabihttps://anilist.co/anime/2151/ the studios first show. After this she went freelance and soon gave up on her talent as an animator and turned into directing. She asked for guidance from Kouichi Mashimohttps://anilist.co/staff/100094/ and made her debut as one of the two episode directors on the 29th episode of Gold Lightanhttps://anilist.co/anime/7106/ in 1981. She continued her work storyboarding and directing episodes on shows such as Dash Kappeihttps://anilist.co/anime/2748/ Miyukihttps://anilist.co/anime/2231/ and Glass no Kamenhttps://anilist.co/anime/506/. After this she made her series director debut with Touchhttps://anilist.co/anime/1065/ in 1985 a role which she was handpicked for by Gisaburou Sugiihttps://anilist.co/staff/103537/ who served as the shows chief director. They both reprised their roles for Hiatari Ryoukouhttps://anilist.co/anime/729/ which took over the TV slot for Touch. After this Tokita directed Yawarahttps://anilist.co/anime/691/ instead this time without an overseeing director. After having directed several more titles in the 90s she switched her focus entirely to scriptwriting. As a writer she most famously worked on shows like Tsukihimehttps://anilist.co/anime/169/ and School Rumblehttps://anilist.co/anime/24/ before leaving the industry in 2009.