Birth:Aug 10, 1960
Hometown:Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/i/user/87896126 While studying at Nihon University Katabuchi participated in the writing team of Sherlock Houndhttps://anilist.co/anime/1972/ whichs production also involved Hayao Miyazakihttps://anilist.co/staff/96870/. After graduating he joined Telecom Animation Filmhttps://anilist.co/studio/94/. In 1999 Katabuchi joined Studio 4Chttps://anilist.co/studio/13/ where he directed Princess Aretehttps://anilist.co/anime/1028/. The movie was released in 2001 and won Excellent Works of the Year in the Domestic Feature Film Category at Tokyo International Anime Fair in 2002. He joined Madhousehttps://anilist.co/studio/11/ and worked for various animations including Black Lagoonhttps://anilist.co/anime/889/. In 2016 Katabuchi directed In This Corner of the Worldhttps://anilist.co/anime/15227/ which was released on November 12 2016 in Japan and planned to be released in fifteen countries including UK France Germany Mexico and US. Married to fellow director Chie Uratanihttps://anilist.co/staff/121177/.