Kitayama, Seitarou

Kitayama, Seitarou

Given name: 清太郎
Family name: 北山
Birthday: Mar 3, 1888
Member Favorites: 10
Date of death: February 13, 1945

Kitayama Seitarou was a first generation animator who made animations on his own, not hired by larger corporations. He even founded his own animation studio which was closed due to lack of commercial success. He utilized the chalkboard technique, and later paper animation, with and without pre-printed backgrounds.

Murata Yasuji, Kimura Hakuzan, Yamamoto Sanae and Oofuji Noburou were students of Kitayama Seitarou and worked at his film studio.

In 1923, the Great Kanto earthquake destroyed most of the Kitayama studio and the residing animators spread out and founded studios of their own, knowing that one could make money with the production of animations.

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Wlad- | Sep 11, 2017 1:09 PM
Made some nice shorts

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Oh my gods! Interesting.

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