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Akiyuki Shinbo (Japanese: 新房 昭之, Hepburn: Shinbō Akiyuki, born September 27, 1961) is a Japanese animator, director, producer and storyboard artist who started his career in 1981 at Studio One Pattern. He then made his directorial debut with Metal Fighter Miku in 1994. He is most notable for his involvement in a number of Shaft works since 2004.

Akiyuki Shinbo
新房 昭之
Born (1961-09-27) September 27, 1961 (age 57)
OccupationAnimator, director, producer
Years active1981–present
Awards2011 Newtype Anime Awards—Director Prize
11th Tokyo Anime Award for Best Director

He has received the 11th Tokyo Anime Award as well as the 2011 Newtype Anime Award for Best director for his work on the acclaimed anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

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StyleEdit

His work at Shaft has been characterized by extensive experimentation with the visual medium of animation, and often includes pictures taken from real life cut into scenes, as well as art shifts, beat panels (despite the fact that his work is animated), kabuki sound effects, textures that remain stationary when the textured object moves, showing symbols or defining parts of a character (ahoge, hair decs,[clarification needed] foreheads, or more bizarre symbols) in place of characters during dialogue, written text in place or in opposition to dialogue, downright surgical use of fan service, and head-turning cinematography.

BiographyEdit

Early careerEdit

Akiyuki Shinbo started his career after graduating from Tokyo Design Institute as an animator in 1981 for the anime series Urusei Yatsura. Shinbo participated with Studio Pierrot in 1990 as an episode director in Karakuri Kengouden Musashi Lord. His first full directorial debut was 1994's Metal Fighter Miku, produced by J.C.Staff. He continued his directional career with several OVA series starting with Devil Hunter Yohko 6: Double Jeopardy in 1995, followed by Galaxy Fraulein Yuna: The Abyssal Fairy in 1996, Debutante Detective Corps and New Hurricane Polymar. That year and in 1997, he directed the two Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko OVA series, which led to his second TV anime series directorial job in 1999 (the Yamamoto Yohko TV series). He then served as a director for Tatsunoko Production's The SoulTaker in 2001.

Shinbo participated with Seven Arcs starting with Triangle Heart: Sweet Songs Forever in 2003, and then become a director for 2004's spin-off Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. Along with Shin Oonuma and Tatsuya Oishi, Shinbo was subsequently hired by the new Shaft chief director, Mitsutoshi Kubota, as a 'supervisor', director, and 'educator' for new members of the studio. He has since participated in most of Shaft's works as a director or supervisor.

Puella Magi Madoka MagicaEdit

During the production of Hidamari Sketch and Bakemonogatari, Shinbo expressed to Aniplex producer Atsuhiro Iwakami his desire to create a new magical girl series, thus spawning the development of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. During the early planning stage, Iwakami decided not to adapt an existing work in order to give Shinbo more freedom in his direction style.[1] Another goal of the project was to develop an anime that could appeal to a wider audience than the usual demographic for media within the magical girl genre. Shinbo and Iwakami intended for their series to be accessible to "the general anime fan."[2] Shinbo then contacted Gen Urobuchi to work on the project as a scriptwriter and Ume Aoki as a character designer.[1][3]

Shinbo won the 11th Tokyo Anime Award,[4] and the 2011 Newtype Anime Award for directing Madoka Magica.[5] In 2017, Shinbo was chosen by Japanese critics as one of the greatest anime directors, for directing Madoka Magica.[6][7]

FilmographyEdit

Note: Shinbo is credited as "chief director" in many works involving him, and thus he will be acknowledged accordingly.

HentaiEdit

Hentai series directed by Shinbo under the psuedonym "Jyuhachi Minamizawa"

  • Sibling Secret (2002)
  • Blood Royale (2002)
  • Nurse Me! (2002-2003)
  • Swallowtail Inn (2003-2004)
  • Temptation (2003)

Television seriesEdit

OVAsEdit

[AI]

FilmsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Series direction by Shin Ōnuma
  2. ^ Chief direction by Shin Ōnuma
  3. ^ Direction by Ryōki Kamitsubo
  4. ^ Chief direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  5. ^ Chief direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  6. ^ Series direction by Shin Ōnuma
  7. ^ Series direction by Ken'ichi Ishikura
  8. ^ Series direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  9. ^ Direction by Tatsuya Oishi and Tomoyuki Itamura
  10. ^ Series direction by Ken'ichi Ishikura
  11. ^ Series direction by Masahiro Sonoda
  12. ^ Direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  13. ^ Series direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  14. ^ Direction by Tomokazu Tokoro
  15. ^ Series direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  16. ^ Series direction by Yūki Yase
  17. ^ Direction by Tomoyuki Itamura
  18. ^ Direction by Tomoyuki Itamura
  19. ^ Direction by Naoyuki Tatsuwa
  20. ^ Direction by Yūki Yase
  21. ^ Direction by Naoyuki Tatsuwa
  22. ^ Direction by Naoyuki Tatsuwa
  23. ^ Direction by Kenjirō Okada
  24. ^ Direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  25. ^ Direction by Hiroaki Tomita, Yukihiro Miyamoto, and Tomoyuki Itamura
  26. ^ Chief direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  27. ^ Chief direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  28. ^ Direction by Kōbun Shizuno, Tomokazu Tokoro, and Tatsufumi Itou
  29. ^ Direction by Naoyuki Tatsuwa
  30. ^ Series direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  31. ^ Series direction by Yūki Yase
  32. ^ Direction by Naoyuki Tatsuwa
  33. ^ Direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  34. ^ Direction by Yūki Yase
  35. ^ Direction by Tomoyuki Itamura
  36. ^ Direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  37. ^ Direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  38. ^ Direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  39. ^ Direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto
  40. ^ Direction by Tatsuya Oishi
  41. ^ Direction by Tatsuya Oishi
  42. ^ Direction by Tatsuya Oishi
  43. ^ Direction by Nobuyuki Takeuchi
  44. ^ Direction by Yukihiro Miyamoto

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Further readingEdit

  • "Negima!?" (November 2006). Newtype USA. p. 10.

External linksEdit