Shichirou Kobayashi

Birth:Aug 30, 1932
Years active:1964-2011
Hometown:Tokoro, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
A former art director and a guest professor at Kobe Design University. Kobayashi graduated from Musashino Art University and first became an elementary school art teacher before joining Toei Douga in 1964 and continuing as art director in the animation business. In 1968 he joined Gendai Seisaku Shuudan but left in the same year to establish his own studio Kobayashi Production where he served as the representative director until the studios closure in February 2011. After that he left the animation industry. He is one of the best known art directors of the past who has worked on many series and films during his career. Some of the popular works he worked on are Magical Angel Creamy Mami Lupin III Castle of Cagliostro Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer Berserk Revolutionary Girl Utena and Nodame Cantabile Source: AniDB