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Kamitsubo Ryoki, Chief Director of Hidamari Sketch, Retired

by dtshyk
Nov 8, 2012 3:39 PM | 28 Comments
Anime director Kamitsubo Ryoki revealed on his Twitter that To LOVE-Ru Darkness will be his last job as an anime director and he is searching for a job. He regret that he had become a director who cannot draw well. He said he realized the limitation of his ability as an anime director.

Source: Kamitsubo's Twitter account

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Wish him luck.

So how old is he now? He might not even need another job if he got the cash.

Nov 12, 2012 4:57 PM by LuckyMango

thats too bad i wish the guy luck with wat ever he does next, and his ending with a really funny show too pretty nice.

Nov 9, 2012 6:30 PM by LoveMyAnime4Life

Wonder what kind of career he's looking for next.

Nov 9, 2012 2:43 PM by soulless4now

You're kidding me,right?
A person this talented who has directed 'motto to love ru' is going to retire because he doesn't have a very good hand in drawing?
He...he...he has no idea what he's doing...he can be a part of making an anime...it's my biggest wish to be a part of that...and he's just gonna let it go?

Nov 9, 2012 11:07 AM by foot-step

oh come one dude don't give me that crap their are plenty of work in the anime world man and why d id you retired in the first place?

Nov 9, 2012 9:35 AM by Mr_Gutts

Not everyone is willing to change even after realizing they can't do something well. Then again, I don't know how much pressure was on the guy. Good luck to him anyhow.

Nov 9, 2012 3:47 AM by Mogami-kun

^ To be precise he said ToLoveRu Darkness is his last in anime production work. This seems to mean that he is not only retiring from directing anime, but any work related to making an anime.

Nov 8, 2012 11:09 PM by symbv

dtshyk said:
He regret that he had become a director who cannot draw well. He said he realized the limitation of his ability as an anime director.
Well, that's just... sadly worded. Makes me feel bad for the guy. According to that list, the only thing I've seen of his is TLR Darkness... which I like a lot, but mainly due to me loving the manga and its predecessor seasons. It ain't bad to me.

Nov 8, 2012 9:53 PM by JasperKazai

RyanSaotome said:

Then why does the topic title say he retired?
Perhaps you should ask the initial poster?

What I understand is that he said he is retiring from anime production work, not general retirement.

Nov 8, 2012 9:15 PM by symbv

symbv said:
Sayan12 said:
RyanSaotome said:
He retired but is looking for a job?
My thoughts exactly.
What his Twitter said was "Working on an anime as a job ToLoveRu Darkness is the last" and "I will look for some other work".


Then why does the topic title say he retired?

Nov 8, 2012 9:05 PM by RyanSaotome

Sayan12 said:
RyanSaotome said:
He retired but is looking for a job?
My thoughts exactly.
What his Twitter said was "Working on an anime as a job ToLoveRu Darkness is the last" and "I will look for some other work".

Nov 8, 2012 8:28 PM by symbv

RyanSaotome said:
He retired but is looking for a job?
My thoughts exactly.

Nov 8, 2012 7:58 PM by Sayan12

Trisection said:

Key animators don't really get paid much, they mainly join the industry because they love to draw. Unless you're working for KyoAni, it's a really irregular source of income.
Well, you can say the job of animators itself does not pay much, but the really miserable pay goes to those who do in-between animation job which is massive but also tedious. Much of the work now goes overseas to Korea, China, Vietnam even the Philippines but there are still this kind of work being done inside Japan.

Nov 8, 2012 7:22 PM by symbv

He now wants to direct real 3D hotness instead of these censored 2D hotness.

Nov 8, 2012 7:20 PM by bippo

All the more reason for me to buy ToLoveRu Darkness BDs.

Thank you, Kamitsubo-sensei !!

Nov 8, 2012 7:19 PM by symbv

B-B-But Darkness is-

I don't really know him, but good luck indeed.

Nov 8, 2012 7:08 PM by Niyawa

BoaCC said:
Maybe he wants to direct porno <..>

romantic porn.)

Nov 8, 2012 6:48 PM by oale-the-master

j0x said:
dtshyk said:
He said he realized the limitation of his ability as an anime director.


then why not go back to being a Key Animator instead? i heard before an Anime Director become one he has to be a good Key Animator


Key animators don't really get paid much, they mainly join the industry because they love to draw. Unless you're working for KyoAni, it's a really irregular source of income.

Nov 8, 2012 6:48 PM by Trisection

dtshyk said:
He said he realized the limitation of his ability as an anime director.


Was about time.

Nov 8, 2012 5:28 PM by Aristote

Maybe he wants to direct porno instead? There's enough ecchi scenes in the anime listed above to start him off.

Nov 8, 2012 5:10 PM by BoaCC

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