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Sunao Katabuchi

Sunao Katabuchi

Date of Birth
August 10, 1960
Born in Osaka, Hirakata City. Katabuchi's representative works include ”Princess Arete”, ”Mai Mai Miracle”, ”In This Corver of the World” and more. After working as a director at STUDIO 4℃ where he directed ”Princess Arete”, he entered studio MADHOUSE and subsequently joined studio MAPPA.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
TV (Animation) 1996 Famous Dog Lassie
Movie (Animation) 1998 Upon The Planet
Movie (Animation) 2000 Princess Arete
TV (Animation) 2006 BLACK LAGOON
Movie (Animation) 2009 Mai Mai Miracle
Movie (Animation) 2016 In This Corner of the World
Movie (Animation) 2019 In This Corner (and Other Corners) of the World

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
- World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb 1998 Selection Upon The Planet
- Tokyo International Anime Fair Feature-length section Excellence Award Princess Arete
- Fantasia International Film Festival Best Animated Feature Film Mai Mai Miracle
- 40th Japan Academy Prize Animation of the Year In This Corner of the World
- 41st Annecy International Animated Film Festival Jury Award for Feature Film In This Corner of the World