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Hajime Yatate (矢立 肇, Yatate Hajime) is a pseudonym for the collective contributions of the Sunrise animation staff.[1]


"Hajime Yatate" is considered to be named after a quote of Matsuo Bashō's Oku no Hosomichi:

Credited seriesEdit

This collective entity is given credit to as the "Original Creator" (原作, gensaku) of most original Sunrise works, including, but not limited to:

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  1. ^ Oppliger, John (June 5, 2003). "Ask John: Who is Hajime Yadate?". AnimeNation. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  2. ^ Basho's Narrow Road. Tr. Hiroaki Sato. Stone Bridge Press, 1996.

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