Michiyo Yasuda

Birth:Apr 28, 1939
Death:Oct 5, 2016
Years active:1958-2014
Hometown:Tokyo, Japan
Wiki jphttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Wiki enhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MichiyoYasuda Michiyo Yasuda was a color designer mainly known for her work in Studio Ghiblihttps://anilist.co/studio/21/ films. In 1958 Yasuda joined Toei Animationhttps://anilist.co/studio/18/ immediately after her graduation from high school and started out in the studios finishing department. Through her work and union activities at the company she made the acquaintance of Isao Takahatahttps://anilist.co/staff/100579/ and Hayao Miyazakihttps://anilist.co/staff/96870/ whose careers also began at Toei. The three built a lasting working relationship that endured for over 40 years. After leaving Toei she worked at multiple studios participating on production such as a Haha wo Tazunete Sanzenrihttps://anilist.co/anime/1663/ directed by Takahata and Future Boy Conanhttps://anilist.co/anime/302/ Miyazakis directorial debut. In 1983 she served as the color designer on Nausica of the Valley of the Windhttps://anilist.co/anime/572/ a film adaptation that Miyazaki was creating out of his own mangahttps://anilist.co/manga/30651/ by the same name. The films collaborations culminated in the creation of Studio Ghibli in June 1985. She took charge of Ghiblis color department from its inception and collaborated with various directors and animators in the creation of nearly all of the studios films until her retirement in 2014. In 2011 she received an Animation Lifetime Achievement Award from the Japanese Movie Critics Awards. Yasuda passed away on October 5 2016.