Date of Birth: ?? ?? 1980 Birthplace: Gifu Prefecture Japan Twitterhttps://twitter.com/jokerendcard Introduction: Yoshimi Itazu is a Japanese animator animation supervisor character designer animation director and storyboard artist. Biography: Itazu joined Studio Gallop in 1998 at the young age of 18. Five years later he started a collaboration with studio Mad House. Here he was involved in the production of the TV series Paranoia Agent which put him in touch with director Satoshi Kon. After his outstanding performance in the series Denno Coil where Itazu was supervising animator Kon invited him aboard the production of Dreaming Machine as character designer and chief animator but the project was sadly suspended when Kon passed away in 2010. Itazus credits as key animator include Hayao Miyazakis The Wind Rises. A natural talent and one of Japans most promising young animators he made his debut as character designer and supervising animator in a feature film with Keiichi Haras Annecywinning Miss Hokusai 2015. Pigtails marks his highly anticipated directorial debut.