りょーちも, Ryo-timo, Ryousuke Sawa (澤良輔)
Birth:May 6, 1979
Hometown:Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/i/user/235154812 Pixivhttps://www.pixiv.net/en/users/30949 Started out as amateur gif animator before turning professional. He initially failed an examination test for Gainaxhttps://anilist.co/studio/6/ but was later scouted by the late Osamu Kobayashihttps://anilist.co/staff/100406/ for Beckhttps://anilist.co/anime/57/. There he met noted animators Norio Matsumotohttps://anilist.co/staff/100991/ and Satoru Utsunomiyahttps://anilist.co/staff/101489/ the former which he would work with on numerous occasions afterwards. His breakthrough as an animator was on Noeinhttps://anilist.co/anime/584/ a series directed by Kazuki Akanehttps://anilist.co/staff/102416/. The 12th episode was highly regarded by animation fans and other animators for the given display by him and Matsumoto. He would later also serve as a character designer on Birdy the Mighty: Decodehttps://anilist.co/anime/3974/ another series directed by Akane. His dedication for animation could also be seen on The Girl Who Leapt Through Timehttps://anilist.co/anime/2236/ for which he animated a minutelong scene of the main character running down a street. He went on the actual street in Tokyo to film himself for reference footage for the cut.