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Isao Takahata

Director

“Try to remember one thing, which counts the most: it is not the real, nor even the relationship with the real; it is only the line and the way of drawing.”

 

Biography

Isao Takahata (born October 29, 1935) is one of the most famous directors of anime, or Japanese animated films.

Born in Ujiyamada (now Ise), Mie prefecture, Japan, he is a long-term colleague of Miyazaki Hayao and co-head at Studio Ghibli. His four animated films at Studio Ghibli have spanned a remarkable range of genres: war-film (Grave of the Fireflies), romantic drama (Only Yesterday), comedy (My Neighbors the Yamadas) and ecological adventure (Pom-Poko). Of these Grave of the Fireflies, in particular, is widely considered among the greatest animated films ever made.

Graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1959, Takahata joined the newly-created Toei Douga animation company where a short time later he met Miyazaki, and also directed his first feature film Horus: Prince of the Sun. Ostracized within the company after the financial failure of the film (despite its artistic success), he and Miyazaki left in order to work together, and collaborated on many other films… read more

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lazycalm

9Dec13

Please add Jarinko Chie/Chie the Brat so I could give it 5 stars :p

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mirzafahmi

2Nov12

Only Yesterday dan Pom Poko masih salah satu animasi dewasa terbaik sampai saat ini

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Luana Frez Ichikawa

25Apr12

and where is Haha o Tazunete Sanzenri?

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Balder Strååt

18Aug10

I wish to remind people to not neglect the tv series he directed, Akage no Anne. I think it is his best work.

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    chanandre

    28Dec11

    Oh yeah! Indeed. That tv series was Takhata all over it. It's childhood packed on a tv series. Amazing.