Rintarou

りんたろう, Rin Tarou (りん・たろう), Shigeyuki Hayashi (林重行)
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Birth:Jan 22, 1941
Age:81
Gender:Male
Years active:1958-2012
Hometown:Tokyo, Japan
Shigeyuki Hayashi better known by his pseudonym Rintarou is a wellknown anime director. A film buff ever since he was a kid he wanted to pursue a career in filmmaking. After having worked as a cel painter in commercial animation he joined Toei Animationhttps://anilist.co/studio/18/ in 1958 for a brief time working on films such as Hakujadenhttps://anilist.co/anime/4513/ and Saiyuukihttps://anilist.co/anime/4481/. After having been told that he couldnt work as a director due to not being a college graduate he moved to Mushi Productionhttps://anilist.co/studio/68/ making his directorial debut as one of the regular episode directors on Tetsuwan Atomhttps://anilist.co/anime/2747/. In 1972 Rintarou left Mushi Pro to go freelance and to cofound Madhousehttps://anilist.co/studio/11 together with Masao Maruyamahttps://anilist.co/staff/103170/ Osamu Dezakihttps://anilist.co/staff/100393/ and Yoshiaki Kawajirihttps://anilist.co/staff/100812/. A few years later Rintarou got invited to direct Jetter Marshttps://anilist.co/anime/6087/ at his previously disinterested workplace Toei Animation. He accepted the offer but didnt join the studio as an employee making him one of the few people whove directed for the studio while not being an inhouse employee. He continued to direct multiple entries for Toei including Arrow Emblemhttps://anilist.co/anime/3800/ Captain Harlockhttps://anilist.co/anime/1000/ as well as the 1979 film Galaxy Express 999https://anilist.co/anime/1301/ which is still considered by many as his best work. Haruki Kadokawahttps://anilist.co/staff/170354/ the president of Kadokawa Shotenhttps://anilist.co/studio/113/ took notice of the commercial success of Rintarous works and hired him to direct Genma Taisenhttps://anilist.co/anime/1626/ which was the very first film produced by Kadokawa. The animation production was handled by Madhouse where Rintarou changed his post at this time. There he continued his directorial efforts with numerous films and OVA series. The older brother of Masayuki Hayashihttps://anilist.co/staff/161046/.
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