Minoru YAMASAWA

Aka: 山沢 実

Minoru YAMASAWA
Minoru YAMASAWA is best known for being the key animator of Black Butler, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Black Lagoon, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Trigun.
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Character Design

Legend of the Last Labyrinth
  • OVA (2 eps x 29 min)
  • 1997 - 1998
Homeroom Affairs
  • OVA (2 eps x 44 min)
  • 1994
Desert Rose
  • OVA (1 ep x 45 min)
  • 1993
Apfelland Monogatari
  • OVA (1 ep x 88 min)
  • 1992
Yu Yu Hakusho
  • TV (112 eps)
  • 1992 - 1994
Yajikita Gakuen Douchuuki
  • OVA (2 eps x 40 min)
  • 1989 - 1991
Cleopatra D.C.
  • OVA (3 eps)
  • 1989 - 1991
Antique Heart
  • OVA (1 ep)
  • 1988

Animation Director

Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou
  • TV (51 eps)
  • 2009 - 2010
Armored Trooper Votoms: Pailsen Files Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 118 min)
  • 2009
Mission-E
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2008
Minami-ke Okawari
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2008
Armored Trooper Votoms: Pailsen Files
  • OVA (12 eps)
  • 2007 - 2008
Yattokame Tanteidan
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2007
Marginal Prince: Tokyo Merry-Go-Round
  • DVD Special (1 ep x 24 min)
  • 2007
Polyphonica
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2007
Robby to Kerobby
  • TV (52 eps x 10 min)
  • 2007 - 2008
Rocket Girls
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2007
History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
  • TV (50 eps)
  • 2006 - 2007
Chokotto Sister
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2006
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 2nd Season
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2006
Nana
  • TV (47 eps)
  • 2006 - 2007
Nerima Daikon Brothers
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2006
Lamune
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2005
Kakutou Bijin Wulong
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2005 - 2006
Blood+
  • TV (50 eps)
  • 2005 - 2006
Black Cat
  • TV (23 eps)
  • 2005 - 2006
Eyeshield 21
  • TV (145 eps)
  • 2005 - 2008
Rozen Maiden
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2004
DearS
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2004
Monster
  • TV (74 eps)
  • 2004 - 2005
Saiyuki Reload Gunlock
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2004
Ultra Maniac
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2003
Saint Beast
  • TV (6 eps)
  • 2003
Ninja Scroll: The Series
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2003
Aterui
  • Movie (1 ep x 115 min)
  • 2002
Asobotto Senki Goku
  • TV (52 eps)
  • 2002 - 2003
Demon Lord Dante
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2002
The Twelve Kingdoms
  • TV (45 eps)
  • 2002 - 2003
Tenchi Muyo! GXP
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2002
Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002
  • TV (52 eps)
  • 2001 - 2002
Magical Meow Meow Taruto
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2001
Galaxy Angel
  • TV (26 eps x 14 min)
  • 2001
Haré+Guu
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2001
Dotto Koni-chan
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2000 - 2001
Gear Fighter Dendoh
  • TV (38 eps)
  • 2000 - 2001
Descendants of Darkness
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2000
Hand Maid May
  • TV (10 eps)
  • 2000
Platinumhugen Ordian
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2000
Wild Arms: Twilight Venom
  • TV (22 eps)
  • 1999 - 2000
Trouble Chocolate
  • TV (20 eps)
  • 1999 - 2000
Orphen Revenge
  • TV (23 eps)
  • 1999 - 2000
AD Police
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 1999
Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 1999
Pet Shop of Horrors
  • OVA (4 eps x 22 min)
  • 1999
Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 1998 - 1999
Neo Ranga
  • TV (48 eps x 15 min)
  • 1998
Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight
  • TV (27 eps)
  • 1998
Sakura Wars: Ouka Kenran
  • OVA (4 eps x 29 min)
  • 1997 - 1998
Photon: The Idiot Adventures
  • OVA (6 eps)
  • 1997 - 1999
Vampire Princess Miyu TV
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 1997 - 1998
Flame of Recca
  • TV (42 eps)
  • 1997 - 1998
Tenchi in Tokyo
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 1997
Midori no Makibaoh
  • TV (61 eps)
  • 1996 - 1997
Captain Tsubasa: Saikyou no Teki! Holland Youth
  • OVA (1 ep x 47 min)
  • 1995
Tokyo Revelation
  • Movie (1 ep x 55 min)
  • 1995
Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play
  • TV (52 eps)
  • 1995 - 1996
Homeroom Affairs
  • OVA (2 eps x 44 min)
  • 1994
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • OVA (6 eps)
  • 1993 - 1994
Desert Rose
  • OVA (1 ep x 45 min)
  • 1993
Apfelland Monogatari
  • OVA (1 ep x 88 min)
  • 1992
Yu Yu Hakusho
  • TV (112 eps)
  • 1992 - 1994
Yajikita Gakuen Douchuuki
  • OVA (2 eps x 40 min)
  • 1989 - 1991
Cleopatra D.C.
  • OVA (3 eps)
  • 1989 - 1991
Antique Heart
  • OVA (1 ep)
  • 1988
High School Agent
  • OVA (2 eps)
  • 1988

Assistant Animation Director

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2009

Key Animator

Wolverine
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2011
Rio: Rainbow Gate!
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2011
Fafner: Heaven and Earth
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 2010
Major: Message
  • OVA (1 ep x 24 min)
  • 2010
And Yet the Town Moves
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2010
Amagami SS
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2010
Night Raid 1931
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2010
Sasameki Koto
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2009
Natsu no Arashi! Akinaichuu
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2009
Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2009
Needless
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2009
Natsu no Arashi!
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2009
Saki
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2009
Hayate the Combat Butler!!
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2009
Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar
  • OVA (13 eps x 45 min)
  • 2009 - 2010
Akikan!
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2009
Maria Holic
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2009
Black Butler
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2008 - 2009
Strike Witches
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2008
Ultraviolet: Code 044
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2008
RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne
  • OVA (6 eps x 45 min)
  • 2008
Fist of the North Star: Legend of Raoh - Fierce Fight
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 2007
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2006 - 2007
Innocent Venus
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2006
Le Chevalier D'Eon
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2006 - 2007
Black Lagoon
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2006
The Prince of Tennis: The National Tournament
  • OVA (13 eps)
  • 2006 - 2007
Ar Tonelico Sekai no Owari de Utai Tsuzukeru Shoujo
  • OVA (1 ep)
  • 2006
Rozen Maiden: Träumend
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2005 - 2006
Noein: To Your Other Self
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2005 - 2006
Pani Poni Dash!
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2005
Eyeshield 21
  • TV (145 eps)
  • 2005 - 2008
Aquarion
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2005
Fairy Musketeers OVA
  • OVA (1 ep x 37 min)
  • 2005
Rozen Maiden
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2004
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2004 - 2005
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2004 - 2005
School Rumble
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2004 - 2005
Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2004 - 2005
Tenjho Tenge
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2004
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2004
Gungrave
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2003 - 2004
Rumbling Hearts
  • TV (14 eps)
  • 2003 - 2004
Fullmetal Alchemist
  • TV (51 eps)
  • 2003 - 2004
Submarine Super 99
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2003
The Twelve Kingdoms
  • TV (45 eps)
  • 2002 - 2003
Mirmo Zibang!
  • TV (172 eps)
  • 2002 - 2005
Doraemon Movie 23: Nobita & Robot Kingdom
  • Movie (1 ep)
  • 2002
X TV
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2001 - 2002
Galaxy Angel
  • TV (26 eps x 14 min)
  • 2001
Dotto Koni-chan
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2000 - 2001
Tri-Zenon
  • TV (22 eps)
  • 2000 - 2001
Susume! Super Angels!
  • OVA (2 eps x 20 min)
  • 1998
Cardcaptor Sakura
  • TV (70 eps)
  • 1998 - 2000
Trigun
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 1998
X: The Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 100 min)
  • 1996
Azuki-chan Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 30 min)
  • 1995
Bio Hunter
  • OVA (1 ep x 60 min)
  • 1995
Darkside Blues
  • Movie (1 ep x 85 min)
  • 1994
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki 2
  • OVA (6 eps)
  • 1994 - 1995
Natsuki Crisis
  • OVA (2 eps)
  • 1994
Ellcia
  • OVA (4 eps)
  • 1992 - 1993
Tokyo Babylon
  • OVA (2 eps)
  • 1992 - 1994
Apfelland Monogatari
  • OVA (1 ep x 88 min)
  • 1992
Tales of Seduction
  • OVA (1 ep x 45 min)
  • 1991
Kyuukyoku Choujin R
  • OVA (1 ep x 71 min)
  • 1991
Devil Hunter Yohko
  • OVA (6 eps)
  • 1990 - 1995
AD Police Files
  • OVA (3 eps x 27 min)
  • 1990
Yajikita Gakuen Douchuuki
  • OVA (2 eps x 40 min)
  • 1989 - 1991
Kyomu Senshi Miroku
  • OVA (6 eps)
  • 1989
Kosuke and Rikimaru: Dragon of Konpei Island
  • OVA (1 ep x 47 min)
  • 1988
What's Michael? (1988)
  • OVA (1 ep x 44 min)
  • 1988
High School Agent
  • OVA (2 eps)
  • 1988
Wrath of the Ninja
  • OVA (3 eps x 45 min)
  • 1987 - 1988
Minna Agechau
  • OVA (1 ep x 45 min)
  • 1987
Grey: Digital Target
  • Movie (1 ep x 74 min)
  • 1986
Doteraman
  • TV (20 eps)
  • 1986 - 1987
Gall Force 1: Eternal Story
  • Movie (1 ep x 85 min)
  • 1986
California Crisis: Gun Salvo
  • OVA (1 ep x 46 min)
  • 1986
Super Mario Brothers: Peach-hime Kyuushutsu Dai Sakusen
  • Movie (1 ep x 60 min)
  • 1986
The Star of Cottonland
  • Movie (1 ep x 100 min)
  • 1984
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross
  • TV (36 eps)
  • 1982 - 1983
Chie the Brat
  • TV (64 eps)
  • 1981 - 1983

2nd Key Animator

Eden of the East Compilation: Air Communication
  • Movie (1 ep x 123 min)
  • 2009
Eden of the East
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2009
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2004 - 2005

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