Animator and film movie director known for his focus on the favorite anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. He produced short movies for Japanese Cultural Celebrations and proved helpful as an animator in the Super Aspect Fortress Macross. His anime Television series Nadia: THE TRICK of Blue Drinking water gained the Animage Anime Grand Prix in 1990. He wedded comics musician Moyoko Anno in 2002. He and Hayao Miyazaki became two of Japan’s most revered animators.