VIDEO: Documentary Film "Animation Maestro Gisaburo" Trailer

Worked on Tezuka's "Astro Boy", Mitsuru Adachi's "Touch", and "Street Fighter" anime

A 71-year-old anime director Gisaburo Sugii has been working in the Japanese anime industry since 1950s. He is known for his anime works based on the manga titles by Osamu Tezuka and Mitsuru Adachi, and anime adaptations of the popular game series Street Fighter. His latest film is Gusko Budori no Denki/The Life of Guskou Budori based on a Kenji Miyazawa's story. This is the second anime adaptation film based on the author's work for Sugii since Night on the Galactic Railroad in 1985. Gusko Budori no Denki will hit Japanese theaters on July 7.


Three weeks after that, on July 28, a documentary film about his career, Animeshi Sugii Gisaburo/Animation Maestro Gisaburo will also start screening in Japan. It is very rare to see any type of documentary film or TV program dedicated to one Japanese anime creator, probably except Hayao Miyazaki.

"Animation Maestro Gisaburo" trailer


"Gusko Budori no Denki" trailer


Gisaburo Sugii's directorial works:

Astro Boy (animation director 1963-1966)

Goku no Daibouken (supervising director 1967)

Dororo (supervising director 1969)

Kanashimi no Belladonna (animation director 1973)

Nine (director 1983)

Nine 2: Sweetheart Declaration (director 1983)

Nine 3: Final (director 1984)

Night on the Galactic Railroad (director 1985)

Touch (supervising director 1985-1987)

The Tale of Genji (director 1987)

Hiatari Ryoko! (director 1987-1988)

Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (director 1994)

Street Fighter II V (director 1995)

Lupin III: The Secret of Twilight Gemini (director 1996)

Super Doll Licca-chan (director 1998-1999)

Hi Damari no Ki (director 2000)

Lament of the Lamb (director 2003)

Cinnamoroll: The Movie (director 2007)

The Life of Guskou Budori (director 2012)



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