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Junichi Sato ( is an 佐藤 順一 Satō Jun'ichi, born March 11, 1960 in Ama, Aichi Prefecture, Japan) anime director. Sato is known for working on shōjo-based anime and the magical girl genre. He is associated with TYO Animations (formerly Hal Film Maker).
His first major work was directing the first two seasons of
for Sailor Moon Toei Animation, after which he handed the position over to Kunihiko Ikuhara, although he continued to storyboard and direct episodes for the later seasons. He later he went on to co-direct , as well as the critically acclaimed Ojamajo Doremi . Sato served as chief director for long-runner Princess Tutu and in recent years has become more known for his "healing anime" such as Sgt. Frog and Aria . Umi Monogatari Works [edit ] TV anime [edit ] (1981) (Production Manager) Queen Millennia (1982) (Production Manager) Patalliro! Bemubemu Hunter Kotengu Tenmaru (1983) (Storyboard, Episode Director) ("Wee Wendy" in the U.S.) (1984) (Storyboard, Episode Director) Tongari Bōshi no Memoru (1985) (Storyboard) Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Hai Step Jun (1985) (Assistant Series Director, Storyboard, Episode Director) (1986) (Series Director) Maple Town Monogatari (1989) (Series Director) Akuma-kun Kimama ni Idol (1990) (Director) (1990) (Series Director) Mooretsu Atarō (1991) (Series Director) Goldfish Warning! (1992) (Series Director) Sailor Moon (1993) (Series Director) ( Sailor Moon R Ail & En story arc [also known as the "Doom Tree" arc]) (1995) (Storyboard) (as "Kiichi Hadame") Neon Genesis Evangelion (1997–1999) (Series Director) Yume no Crayon Oukoku (1999) (Series Director) (with Ojamajo Doremi Takuya Igarashi) (1999) (Original Plan, Director) Magic User's Club (2000) (Chief Director) Strange Dawn (2000) (Chief Director) Gate Keepers (2001) (Original Creator, Chief Director) Prétear (2002) (Chief Director) Princess Tutu (2003) (Original Plan, Director) Kaleido Star (2004) (Chief Director) Sgt. Frog (2005) (Chief Director) Fushigiboshi no Futagohime (2005) (Director, Series Composition) ARIA The ANIMATION (2006) (Chief Director) Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu! (2006) (Director, Series Composition) ARIA The NATURAL (2007) (Sound Supervisor) Romeo × Juliet (2007) (Supervisor) Sketchbook ~full color'S~ (2008) (Director, Series Composition) ARIA The ORIGINATION Marin's Great Sea Story ( )(2009) (Director) Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~  (2011) (Series Composition) Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth (2011) (Director) Tamayura: Hitotose (2011) (Director) Phi Brain: Puzzle of God Anime movie [edit ] OVA [edit ] External links [edit ]