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Occupation  Anime director
Books  Princess Tutu, Pretear
Role  Director
Name  Junichi Sato
Spouse(s)  Yasuno Sato

Born  March 11, 1960 (age 55) (1960-03-11) Ama, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Movies and TV shows  Kaleido Star, Goldfish Warning!, Junkers Come Here, Strange Dawn, Slayers Premium
Similar People  Chiaki J Konaka, Ryo Hirohashi, Sayaka Ohara, Mine Yoshizaki, Takehito Koyasu

Umi Monogatari Episode 3 (Sub): Hearts Grow Closer

Junichi Sato (佐藤 順一, Satō Jun'ichi, born March 11, 1960) is an anime director. Sato is known for working on shōjo-based anime and the magical girl genre. He is associated with TYO Animations (formerly Hal Film Maker).


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Born in Ama, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, his first major work was directing the first two seasons of Sailor Moon for Toei Animation, after which he handed the position over to Kunihiko Ikuhara, although he continued to storyboard and direct episodes for the later seasons. He later went on to co-direct Ojamajo Doremi, as well as the critically acclaimed Princess Tutu. Sato served as chief director for long-runner Sgt. Frog and in recent years has become more known for his "healing anime" such as Aria and Umi Monogatari.

Anime television

  • Queen Millennia (1981) (Production Manager)
  • Patalliro! (1982) (Production Manager)
  • Bemubemu Hunter Kotengu Tenmaru (1983) (Storyboard, Episode Director)
  • Tongari Bōshi no Memoru ("Wee Wendy" in the U.S.) (1984) (Storyboard, Episode Director)
  • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1985) (Storyboard)
  • Hai Step Jun (1985) (Assistant Series Director, Storyboard, Episode Director)
  • Maple Town Monogatari (1986) (Series Director)
  • Akuma-kun (1989) (Series Director)
  • Kimama ni Idol (1990) (Director)
  • Mooretsu Atarō (1990) (Series Director)
  • Goldfish Warning! (1991) (Series Director)
  • Sailor Moon (1992) (Series Director)
  • Sailor Moon R (1993) (Series Director) (Ail & En story arc [also known as the "Doom Tree" arc])
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) (Storyboard) (as "Kiichi Hadame")
  • Yume no Crayon Oukoku (1997–1999) (Series Director)
  • Ojamajo Doremi (1999) (Series Director) (with Takuya Igarashi)
  • Magic User's Club (1999) (Original Plan, Director)
  • Strange Dawn (2000) (Chief Director)
  • Gate Keepers (2000) (Chief Director)
  • Prétear (2001) (Original Creator, Chief Director)
  • Princess Tutu (2002) (Chief Director)
  • Kaleido Star (2003) (Original Plan, Director)
  • Sgt. Frog (2004) (Chief Director)
  • Fushigiboshi no Futagohime (2005) (Chief Director)
  • ARIA The ANIMATION (2005) (Director, Series Composition)
  • Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu! (2006) (Chief Director)
  • ARIA The NATURAL (2006) (Director, Series Composition)
  • Romeo × Juliet (2007) (Sound Supervisor)
  • Sketchbook ~full color'S~ (2007) (Supervisor)
  • ARIA The ORIGINATION (2008) (Director, Series Composition)
  • Marin's Great Sea Story (Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~)(2009) (Director)
  • Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth (2011) (Series Composition)
  • Tamayura: Hitotose (2011) (Director)
  • Phi Brain: Puzzle of God (2011) (Director)
  • Tamayura: More Aggressive (2013) (Director)
  • M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane (2014) (Director)
  • Amanchu! (2016) (Chief Director)
  • Anime movie

  • Akuma-kun (1989) (Director)
  • Goldfish Warning! (1992) (Director)
  • Junkers Come Here (1995) (Director)
  • The End of Evangelion (1997) (Storyboard)
  • Slayers Premium (2001) (Screenplay, Director)
  • Keroro Gunso the Super Movie (2006) (Chief Director)
  • Keroro Gunso the Super Movie 2: The Deep Sea Princess (2007) (Chief Director)
  • Evangelion: 2.0 (2008) (Storyboard)
  • Keroro Gunso the Super Movie 3: Keroro vs. Keroro Great Sky Duel (2008) (Chief Director)
  • OVA

  • Magic User's Club (1996) (Original Plan, Director)
  • Kaleido Star: New Wings -Extra Stage- (2004) (Director) (with Yoshimasa Hiraike)
  • Ojamajo Doremi Na-i-sho (2004) (Director)
  • Kaleido Star: Legend of phoenix 〜Layla Hamilton Monogatari〜 (2005) (Original Plan, Director, Sound Director)
  • ARIA The OVA 〜ARIETTA〜 (2007) (Director, Screenplay, Storyboard)
  • Tamayura (2010) (Director)
  • One Off (2012) (Director)
  • Zetsumetsu Kigu Shōjo Amazing Twins (2014) (Director)
  • References

    Junichi Sato Wikipedia