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Kunihisa Sugishima (Japanese: 杉島邦久, Hepburn: Sugishima Kunihisa) is a Japanese anime director.

Kunihisa Sugishima
Born Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Director

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CareerEdit

Sugishima started his career on Sunrise in the 1980s,[1] having worked as the setting producer for Heavy Metal L-Gaim's episodes 1 to 18, as well as the director and storyboarder for other episodes.[2] Another major work in his early career was his involvement with the Gundam series;[1] he directed some episodes of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ.[3][4] His first work as main director was in 1994 when he directed at Sunrise a single-episode special titled Shinizokonai Kakarichō.[5] His subsequent works were not at Sunrise; he directed Gokudo (1999) at Trans Arts,[6] Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000–2004) at Gallop,[7] and Speed Grapher (2005) at Gonzo.[1] For the latter company he also directed the original video animation Strike Witches in 2007.[8] After directing Nabari no Ou at J.C.Staff in 2008,[9] he went to direct four Beyblade-related television series and one film at Tatsunoko Productions and SynergySP between 2009 and 2012.[10] He returned to work for Sunrise where he was the director for two Battle Spirits anime; Burning Soul (2015) and Double Drive (2016).[11][12]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Macdonald, Christopher (April 24, 2005). "Kunihisa Sugishima". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "重戦機エルガイム". Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ "機動戦士Zガンダム". Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ "機動戦士ガンダムZZ". Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  5. ^ 死にぞこない係長(1994). AllCinema Movie & DVD Database (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  6. ^ "ゴクドーくん漫遊記". Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  7. ^ "遊☆戯☆王 デュエルモンスターズ". Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Strike Witches Anime Confirmed for TV Relaunch in 2008". Anime News Network. December 25, 2007. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Nabari no Ou's Kamatani Starts Busshi no Busshin Manga Online". Anime News Network. November 9, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
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  11. ^ Foronda, Anthony (April 27, 2015). "Anime Spotlight Spring 2015 - The List". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  12. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu (February 17, 2016). "Main Voice Cast for "Battle Spirits: Double Drive" Announced". Crunchyroll. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 

    Komatsu, Mikikazu (February 18, 2016). "VIDEO: "Battle Spirits: Double Drive" PV Introduces Main Staff". Crunchyroll. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 

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