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Toyoo Ashida

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Biography

Tokyo, Japan
Joined Mushi Animation Production in the 60s and was very soon promoted to animation direction of several TV Series including "Moomin" and "Wansa-kun". After his collaboration on the TV series "Space Battleship Yamato" (1974-75), he made his film debut in its theatrical version in 1977. His debut as a director in a long-feature format couldn't have been more succesful: "Vampire Hunter D" (1985), made for the Video Animation market. Shortly after he directed his only long-feature film, "Fist of the North Star" in 1986. Read more...

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