Masami Hata

Birth:Nov 5, 1942
Years active:1964-Present
Hometown:Taipei, Taiwan
He made his debut as an animator on the show Big X and joined Mushi Production working there as a director. Around 1975 he began working at Sanrio which was just moving into the anime market and wound up staying there for over a decade going on to direct several of Sanrios fulllength theatrical features such as Chirin no Suzu Sirius no Densetsu and Yousei Florence He has been working as a freelancer since the breakup of Sanrios animation department in 1985 following the release of the film Yousei Florence directing and storyboarding for TV series and movies at various studios.