Introduction: Rie Matsumoto is a Japanese director scriptwriter series composer storyboard artist and sound director who has risen to prominence for being one of the youngest anime directors and one of the few female directors in the industry. Biography: She first began working as assistant and episode director for several anime based on the Pretty Cure franchise in the late 2000s. In 2010 she directed the film Heartcatch Precure Movie: Hana no Miyako de Fashion Show... Desu ka? her first work as head director. She directed the ONA Kyousougiga in 2012 which was well received. More recently her direction of 2015s Blood Blockade Battlefront earned her praise.