November 15, 1963
Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
|Occupation||Director, animator, screenwriter|
|Notable works||Robot Carnival, Roujin Z, Golden Boy, Blood: The Last Vampire|
|Notable awards||"Individual Award": The 6th Animation Kobe (2001)|
Kitakubo began work in the anime industry as a teenager, having worked on the 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam television series. He debuted as a director with the Cream Lemon episode "Pop Chaser" in 1985, then worked on films including Black Magic M-66 with Masamune Shirow and Akira with Katsuhiro Otomo. Kitakubo went on to direct the "A Tale of Two Robots" segment from Robot Carnival, the original video animation (OVA) series Golden Boy, and the films Roujin Z and Blood: The Last Vampire. In 2001, Kitakubo won the "Individual Award" at The 6th Animation Kobe for the latter film. Blood: The Last Vampire also won grand prize at the 2000 Japan Media Arts Festival and first prize the 2001 World Animation Celebration.
- "2000 Japan Media Arts Festival Animation Division Grand Prize BLOOD THE LAST VAMPIRE". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
- Ruh, Brian (June 12, 2004). Stray Dog of Anime: The Films of Mamoru Oshii. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 160. ISBN 978-1-4039-6334-5.
- Pacific Friend Volume 29, Issues 1-12. Jiji Gaho Sha, Inc. 2001. p. 46.
- Camp, Brian; Davis, Julie (2007). Anime Classics Zettai!: 100 Must-See Japanese Animation Masterpieces. Stone Bridge Press. pp. 318–9. ISBN 978-1-933330-22-8.
- Beck, Jerry (October 28, 2005). The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago Review Press. pp. 235–6. ISBN 978-1-55652-591-9.
- "アニメーション神戸-これまでの記録（第1回～10回）" [Animation Kobe - the previous record (Parts 1～10)] (in Japanese). Animation Kobe. Archived from the original on 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
- "Blood Awarded First Prize at World Animation Festival". Anime News Network. August 24, 2001. Retrieved 2011-06-28.