Oofuji, Noburou

Oofuji, Noburou

Given name: 信郎
Family name: 大藤
Birthday: Jun 1, 1900
Member Favorites: 30
One of the most notable auteurs of anime of the first half of the 20th century (one of the industry's most prestigious awards, the Mainichi Film Awards' Oofuji Noburou Award, is named after him), he worked primarily with cutout and silhouette animation. He also made a number of films in traditional animation, using then-expensive, imported cels, while his earliest work known to have survived is a live-action/animated film. He trained under Jun'ichi Kōuchi before starting his own company.

He is known for his employment of washi, especially the coloured and patterned Edo chiyogami, which gives his films a distinctively Japanese appearance. He was one of the first Japanese animators to earn international recognition for his work.

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FelipeSchiffer | Dec 28, 2021 8:26 PM

Alien_Evolution | Oct 11, 2021 1:59 AM

Yoruuri | Aug 14, 2021 7:41 PM
Absolutely historic!

WaifuPower | Mar 18, 2021 12:21 PM
This man made my childhood.

Yugesai | Dec 26, 2020 10:21 AM

_MaeMae_ | Feb 16, 2019 10:15 AM
Great directing and style.
I usually have a problem with following the story when i watch such old anime but his stuff is easy to follow and fun to watch.
His animations probably were such an eye candy back then.

haydenluvsanime | Feb 16, 2019 6:33 AM
Great stuff

DolcheInBag | Aug 25, 2018 7:30 PM
thanks for knowing how to handle pieces of paper and silhouettes to create the most stylish animes from the before Tezuka era

Energetic-Nova | May 23, 2018 5:18 AM
Going to agree with Aria Da Capo. Mostly because, this is the most fluid animation for that era I have seen so far. And I love the art.

Aria-da-Capo | Dec 26, 2015 1:22 AM
Best director from the black-and-white era. Gorgeous character designs and patterns, with many peculiar expedients. His style is immediately recognizable.

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