Mashimo, Kouichi

Mashimo, Kouichi

Given name: 耕一
Family name: 真下
Birthday: Jun 21, 1952
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Noted founder and C.E.O. of BEE TRAIN animation studios.
In the mid 1970's he began his animation carrer as a director with Tatsunoko Productions, debuting as an Assistant Director on Time Bokan (1975).

After surviving a severe skiing accident in the mid 80's Mashimo was hospitalized for a lengthy duration, where he conceived his idea as a "hospital studio" to nurture the creative spirit of animators over a commercial focus. In June of 1997 he set up BEE TRAIN under Production I.G. In 2006 his studio became independent.

Koichi Mashimo was also apart of Project .hack and the .hack Conglomerate, which included some notable names in the industry such as Yoshiyuki Sadamoto of GAINAX, Diasuke Uchiyama of Bandai, Kouji Morimoto of Bandai, Shinichirou Inoue of Kadokawa Shoten, Fukashi Azuma of TV Tokyo, and Kazunori Ito of Catfish.

Other non-anime staff include a novelized version of Eat-Man and Production for Xenogears animation cut scene footage as well as Wild Arms 3 for the PS2.

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illkyum | May 22, 3:18 AM
Absolute chad

RobinLopez | Jan 10, 3:16 PM
Bro had an entire studio dedicated to him.

MakkuroKemuri | Oct 10, 2021 2:50 PM
More like an absolute .hack, amirite?!

i’m not sorry

LadyStardust97 | Jun 12, 2021 11:17 AM
what an absolute hack

Mihaeroff | Mar 5, 2021 3:56 PM

jeanbokai | Feb 17, 2021 4:51 AM
the best shot-compositions in the game

haydenluvsanime | Sep 8, 2020 8:58 AM

BloodMachine | Mar 9, 2020 10:12 AM
I miss him ;-;

FemHedoScience | Dec 24, 2019 2:01 AM
I like some of his works more than others, I agree that he is an acquired taste - I loved Noir and Madlax and am really digging what I've seen of El Cazador De La Bruja so far but I'm not so hot on some of his other stuff. Quite curious to see his older sports series F as I really enjoy some sports anime both old and new, and Irresponsible Captain Tylor which I've heard a lot of good things about :)

Teufel | Jan 12, 2018 8:18 PM
Blade of the Immortal anime was better than the movie.

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