Junichi Kouchi


A Japanese animator referred to as one of the "fathers" of anime. Born in 1886, Okayama. Although he was only involved in producing animations for a short period of time, Kouchi is known as one of the pioneers of Japanese animation. The Dull Sword (なまくら刀) is the only Japanese animation produced and released in 1917 that survives today.

(Source: animation.filmarchives.jp)