Seitarō Kitayama

Seitarō Kitayama (北山 清太郎, Kitayama Seitarō, 1888 – February 2, 1945) was an early Japanese animation director whose work includes the first examples of commercial production of anime. Kitayama was referred to as one of the fathers of anime by Yoshirō Irie, a researcher at Japan's National Film Center.[1]

Seitarō Kitayama
Tokyo, Japan
DiedFebruary 2, 1945(1945-02-02) (aged 56–57)
Osaka, Japan



  1. ^ "Japan finds films by early "anime" pioneers". Reuters. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Frederick S. Litten. "Some remarks on the first Japanese animation films in 1917" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-01-02.