Akio WATANABE

Aka: Poyoyon Rock, 渡辺 明夫

Akio WATANABE
Akio WATANABE is best known for being the animation director & character design & chief animation director of Nisemonogatari. for being the animation director & character design & chief animation director & key animator of Bakemonogatari. for being the character designer & chief animation director of The World God Only Knows. for being the character design & chief animation director & original character design of The Fruit of Grisaia. for being the character design & key animator of Nekomonogatari (Black).
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Director

Hoshizora Kiseki
  • Web (1 ep x 29 min)
  • 2006

Screenplay

Hoshizora Kiseki
  • Web (1 ep x 29 min)
  • 2006

Character Design

Grisaia: Phantom Trigger - Stargazer
  • OVA (1 ep x 55 min)
  • 2020
Higurashi: When They Cry - Gou
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2020 - 2021
22/7: Nani mo Shite Agerarenai
  • Music Video (1 ep x 5 min)
  • 2019
Grisaia: Phantom Trigger
  • OVA (2 eps x 56 min)
  • 2019
Ikebukuro
  • Web (1 ep x 4 min)
  • 2019
Zoku Owarimonogatari
  • Movie (1 ep x 148 min)
  • 2018
Fireworks
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 2017
Owarimonogatari II
  • TV Special (2 eps x 84 min)
  • 2017
Owarimonogatari II Recaps
  • TV Special (2 eps)
  • 2017
Kizumonogatari Movie 3: Reiketsu
  • Movie (1 ep x 83 min)
  • 2017
Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai
  • OVA (8 eps x 30 min)
  • 2016 - 2017
Kizumonogatari Movie 2: Nekketsu
  • Movie (1 ep x 68 min)
  • 2016
Koyomimonogatari
  • Web (12 eps x 13 min)
  • 2016
Kizumonogatari Movie 1: Tekketsu
  • Movie (1 ep x 64 min)
  • 2016
Koyomi History
  • Other (1 ep x 4 min)
  • 2015
Owarimonogatari
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2015
The Eden of Grisaia
  • TV (10 eps)
  • 2015
The Labyrinth of Grisaia
  • TV Special (1 ep x 48 min)
  • 2015
Nisekoimonogatari
  • Other (1 ep x 1 min)
  • 2015
Tsukimonogatari
  • TV Special (4 eps x 27 min)
  • 2014
The Fruit of Grisaia
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2014
Hanamonogatari
  • TV Special (5 eps x 26 min)
  • 2014
The World God Only Knows: Goddesses Arc
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2013
Monogatari Series: Second Season
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2013
The World God Only Knows: Magical Star Kanon 100%
  • OVA (1 ep x 25 min)
  • 2013
Nekomonogatari (Black) Recap
  • DVD Special (1 ep x 2 min)
  • 2013
Nekomonogatari (Black)
  • TV Special (4 eps x 27 min)
  • 2012
Nisemonogatari
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2012
The World God Only Knows: Four Girls and an Idol
  • OVA (1 ep x 25 min)
  • 2011
The World God Only Knows
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2010
The World God Only Knows: Flag 0
  • OVA (1 ep x 2 min)
  • 2010
Bakemonogatari Recap
  • TV Special (1 ep x 24 min)
  • 2009
Bakemonogatari
  • TV (15 eps)
  • 2009 - 2010
Akiba-chan
  • TV (10 eps x 5 min)
  • 2008
Hoshizora Kiseki
  • Web (1 ep x 29 min)
  • 2006
Magical Canan
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2005
Netrun-mon The Movie
  • OVA (1 ep x 35 min)
  • 2004
Nurse Witch Komugi Z
  • OVA (2 eps)
  • 2004 - 2005
BLAME!
  • Web (6 eps x 5 min)
  • 2003
Nurse Witch Komugi-chan Special
  • DVD Special (1 ep)
  • 2003
Nurse Witch Komugi
  • OVA (5 eps)
  • 2002 - 2004
SoulTaker
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2001
Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 1999

Original Character Design

Gyakuten Sekai no Denchi Shoujo
  • TV
  • TBA
22/7
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2020
PriPara & Kiratto Pri-Chan: Kira Kira Memorial Live
  • Movie (1 ep x 55 min)
  • 2018
Ange Vierge
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2016
Nurse Witch Komugi R
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2016
The Eden of Grisaia
  • TV (10 eps)
  • 2015
The Labyrinth of Grisaia
  • TV Special (1 ep x 48 min)
  • 2015
Etotama
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2015
PriPara Movie: Minna Atsumare! Prism Tours
  • Movie (1 ep)
  • 2015
The Fruit of Grisaia
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2014
Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future
  • TV (51 eps)
  • 2012 - 2013
Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream
  • TV (51 eps)
  • 2011 - 2012
Popotan
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2003

Chief Animation Director

Higurashi: When They Cry - Gou
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2020 - 2021
Grisaia: Phantom Trigger
  • OVA (2 eps x 56 min)
  • 2019
Zoku Owarimonogatari
  • Movie (1 ep x 148 min)
  • 2018
Owarimonogatari II
  • TV Special (2 eps x 84 min)
  • 2017
Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai
  • OVA (8 eps x 30 min)
  • 2016 - 2017
Koyomimonogatari
  • Web (12 eps x 13 min)
  • 2016
Owarimonogatari
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2015
The Eden of Grisaia
  • TV (10 eps)
  • 2015
The Labyrinth of Grisaia
  • TV Special (1 ep x 48 min)
  • 2015
Tsukimonogatari
  • TV Special (4 eps x 27 min)
  • 2014
The Fruit of Grisaia
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2014
Hanamonogatari
  • TV Special (5 eps x 26 min)
  • 2014
Monogatari Series: Second Season
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2013
Nisemonogatari
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2012
The World God Only Knows
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2010
Bakemonogatari
  • TV (15 eps)
  • 2009 - 2010
Netrun-mon The Movie
  • OVA (1 ep x 35 min)
  • 2004
SoulTaker
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2001

Animation Director

Choujuu Giga Gao Road Chocolate Dai 0-dan
  • Web (1 ep x 1 min)
  • 2021
Hanamonogatari
  • TV Special (5 eps x 26 min)
  • 2014
Monogatari Series: Second Season
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2013
Nisemonogatari
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2012
Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream
  • TV (51 eps)
  • 2011 - 2012
Bakemonogatari
  • TV (15 eps)
  • 2009 - 2010
Hoshizora Kiseki
  • Web (1 ep x 29 min)
  • 2006
SoulTaker
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2001
Seraphim Call
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 1999
Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 1999
Legend of Crystania: The Chaos Ring
  • OVA (3 eps)
  • 1996 - 1997
Saber Marionette J
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 1996 - 1997
Street Fighter II V
  • TV (29 eps)
  • 1995
Sailor Moon S
  • TV (38 eps)
  • 1994 - 1995
Mikan Enikki
  • TV (30 eps)
  • 1992 - 1993
Super Bikkuriman
  • TV (44 eps)
  • 1992 - 1993

Color Design

Hoshizora Kiseki
  • Web (1 ep x 29 min)
  • 2006

Storyboard

Fairy Tail OVA
  • OVA (5 eps)
  • 2011 - 2013
Hoshizora Kiseki
  • Web (1 ep x 29 min)
  • 2006

Key Animator

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2020
Zoku Owarimonogatari
  • Movie (1 ep x 148 min)
  • 2018
PriPara Movie: Minna no Akogare♪ Let's Go☆Prix Paris
  • Movie (1 ep x 60 min)
  • 2016
PriPara
  • TV (38 eps)
  • 2014 - 2015
Nekomonogatari (Black)
  • TV Special (4 eps x 27 min)
  • 2012
Fairy Tail OVA
  • OVA (5 eps)
  • 2011 - 2013
Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream
  • TV (51 eps)
  • 2011 - 2012
A-Channel
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2011
Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2011
Bakemonogatari
  • TV (15 eps)
  • 2009 - 2010
Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-Chan!!
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2009
When They Cry: Higurashi
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2006
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette
  • OVA (3 eps)
  • 2004
SoulTaker
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2001
Baki the Grappler
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2001
Angel Sanctuary
  • OVA (3 eps)
  • 2000
Seraphim Call
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 1999
Spriggan
  • Movie (1 ep x 91 min)
  • 1998
Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 60 min)
  • 1995
Legend of Crystania: The Motion Picture
  • Movie (1 ep x 80 min)
  • 1995
Sailor Moon Super S
  • TV (39 eps)
  • 1995 - 1996
Ghost Sweeper Mikami Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 60 min)
  • 1994
Magical Taruruuto-kun: Moeru! Yuujou no Mahou Taisen
  • Movie (1 ep x 40 min)
  • 1991

ED Director

Fairy Tail OVA
  • OVA (5 eps)
  • 2011 - 2013

Illustrator

Kanojo-tachi ga Tojiru Sekai (Light Novel)
  • Vol: 1; Ch: 6
  • 2016
Mazemonogatari (Light Novel)
  • Vol: 1; Ch: 15
  • 2016 - 2019
Alice's Tale (Light Novel)
  • Vol: 1
  • 2014
Monogatari Series: Second Season - Shinbun Koukoku Zenshuu (Light Novel)
  • Vol: 2; Ch: 8
  • 2014

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