Akira Matsushima

Birth:Nov 8, 1976
Years active:1993-Present
Hometown:Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Wiki jphttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Originating from Jec.E currently affiliated with ufotablehttps://anilist.co/studio/43/. After graduating from middle school he entered Yoyogi Animation vocational school where he fell in love with animation. He then joined Jec.E a subcontracting studio. After its bankruptcy he went freelance but had a seat he used for workspace at Studio Elle. In 2010 he joined ufotablehttps://anilist.co/studio/43/ and has been one of its key members since together with animators like Nozomu Abehttps://anilist.co/staff/116271/ Masayuki Kunihirohttps://anilist.co/staff/146702/ and Masaru Kimurahttps://anilist.co/staff/146698/. In 2019 he served as the character designer and chief animation director on Demon Slayerhttps://anilist.co/anime/101922/ and the movie sequelhttps://anilist.co/anime/112151/ following it which became the highestgrossing anime film and Japanese film of all time. Highly praised for his work as an animation director on Rurouni Kenshinhttps://anilist.co/anime/45/ Hunter x Hunterhttps://anilist.co/anime/136/ and Narutohttps://anilist.co/anime/20/. Influenced by the likes of Tetsuya Nishiohttps://anilist.co/staff/103725/ and Nobuteru Yuukihttps://anilist.co/staff/97010/.