Mamoru Hosoda

Animation Director, Film director

1967 –

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Who is Mamoru Hosoda?

Mamoru Hosoda is a Japanese film director and animator. Formerly employed at Toei Animation, he went to work at Madhouse from 2005 to 2011. Hosoda left Madhouse in 2011 to establish his own animation studio, Studio Chizu. He first came to public attention in the early 2000s with the first two films in the Digimon Adventure series and the sixth film in the One Piece series. In the later 2000s, he diversified more with other films, including 2006's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, 2009's Summer Wars, and 2012's Wolf Children.

Hosoda was commissioned by Studio Ghibli to direct Howl's Moving Castle but was taken off the project during the early production stages.

Hosoda studied oil painting at the Kanazawa College of Art.

Cinema Nova in Melbourne, Australia screened Mamoru Hosoda’s new film, Wolf Children, on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 with the director appearing in person for discussion.

The Newport Beach Film Festival in Newport Beach, CA, screened Wolf Children on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

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Born
Sep 19, 1967
Nakaniikawa District, Toyama
Also known as
  • 細田 守
  • Hosoda Mamoru
  • Katsuyo Hashimoto
Ethnicity
  • Japanese
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession
Education
  • Kanazawa College of Art
Employment
  • Toei Animation
    (1991 - 2005)

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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