Iso, Mitsuo

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Birthday: , 1966
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Mitsuo Iso (磯 光雄 Iso Mitsuo, born 1966 in Aichi, Japan) is a Japanese animation animator, director, and screenwriter.

His work mainly includes key animation starting in the late 1980s. Iso is known for his offbeat key animation in the prologue of Gundam 0080, large portions of Asuka's battle in The End of Evangelion and the first half of Ghost in the Shell's tank battle. He also did some design work and worked on visual effects for Blood: The Last Vampire and RahXephon. Iso has co-written an episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion ("Liliputian Hitcher") and wrote, directed, and largely animated the RahXephon episode "The Children's Night". He also worked as an key animator on FLCL, Memories and Only Yesterday. He wrote and directed the 2007 TV series Dennou Coil.

Mitsuo Iso is known for his jerky yet detailed animation, full of dense sophisticated motion. He refers to his own style as "full limited". In traditional animation, animation with a drawing count below one drawing every two frames (or "on twos") is considered limited animation. Mixing twos, threes and fours in a balanced form of timing, Iso draws every keyframe without passing his work to an in-betweener, allowing him full control to create the most detailed motion possible with a balanced and efficient number of drawings, hence the term "full limited."

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Ao no 6-gou
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Atom: The Beginning
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Blade Runner: Black Out 2022
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Blood: The Last Vampire
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Chikyuugai Shounen Shoujo
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Chikyuugai Shounen Shoujo
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Chikyuugai Shounen Shoujo
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Chou Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru
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Choujikuu Seiki Orguss 02
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Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira
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Dennou Coil
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Dennou Coil
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Dennou Coil
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Dennou Coil
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Dennou Coil
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Dennou Coil
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Dennou Sentai Voogie's★Angel
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Digimon Adventure Movie
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Dimension W
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Explorer Woman Ray
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Final Fantasy
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Final Fantasy
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FLCL
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Gegege no Kitarou (1985)
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Giant Robo the Animation: Chikyuu ga Seishi Suru Hi
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Giovanni no Shima
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Golden Boy
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Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!
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Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken
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Hashire Melos (Movie)
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JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken
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Junkers Come Here
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Kikou Senki Dragonar
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Koukaku Kidoutai
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Kumo no You ni Kaze no You ni
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Kurenai no Buta
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Machine Robo: Cronos no Dai Gyakushuu
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Mahoutsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora
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Memories
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Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
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Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
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Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
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Neon Genesis Evangelion
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Neon Genesis Evangelion
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Neon Genesis Evangelion
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Neon Genesis Evangelion
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Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
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Ninja Senshi Tobikage
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Oira Uchuu no Tankoufu
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Omoide Poroporo
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Perfect Blue
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Peter Pan no Bouken
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RahXephon
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RahXephon
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RahXephon
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RahXephon
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RahXephon
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RahXephon
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RahXephon: Tagen Hensoukyoku
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Robotics;Notes
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Rolling☆Girls
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Roujin Z
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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan
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Teito Monogatari
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The Hakkenden
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Transformers: Choujin Master Force
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Uchuu Show e Youkoso
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Umi ga Kikoeru
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FlutterHeart | Mar 28, 7:43 PM
tremenda leyenda, erúdito del campo


SeijiAmasawa | Oct 26, 2020 6:40 PM
Anime will be saved


-HippySnob- | Oct 26, 2020 5:50 PM
Chikyuugai Shounen Shoujo Aots


Gabisu | Oct 26, 2020 3:12 PM
2022 guys!


Deduleadaa | Oct 19, 2020 11:44 AM
Chikyuugai Shounen Shoujo when


syncrogazer | Jan 17, 2020 7:34 AM
"Only decent episode of RahXephon" lmao
Always the best gems on these staff pages.

This space TV anime looks interesting.


HungryForQuality | Dec 15, 2019 6:10 PM
Responsible for the animation and script of the only decent episode of RahXephon. Did the animation for Only Yesterday and Evangelion and did prop design for Magnetic Rose in Memories. Good shit. Interested in his new anime and I plan on watching Dennou Coil soon too.


Grardox | Aug 21, 2019 1:16 PM
The best animator.


Haruni | Mar 16, 2019 7:16 PM
12 years after Dennou Coil, Iso's finally back as a writer and director! Good luck with Chikyuugai Shonen Shojo.


Tha_Red_Comet | Sep 19, 2018 1:05 PM
greatest ever


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