Iso, Mitsuo

Given name: 光雄
Family name:
Birthday: 1966
Member Favorites: 359
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."

Twitter: Mitsuo Iso

Voice Acting Roles

No voice acting roles have been added to this person. Help improve our database by adding a voice acting role here.

Add PositionAnime Staff Positions
Is there a staff position here that shouldn't be? Request to have it removed.

Add WorkPublished Manga
No published manga have been added to this person. Help improve our database by adding a published manga here.

Recent News

Comments Only the latest 10 comments are displayed.
MakkuroKemuri | Jan 30, 5:36 PM
Boku Searchy! Boku Darky!

Midorichandesu | Jan 30, 12:52 AM
The Orbital Children was amazing! Thank you for creating such a masterpiece<3

-HippySnob- | Jan 29, 1:44 AM
AOTS!! Incoming tnx for makin' such another surreal masterpiece!!

llimdaert_hpue | Jan 28, 6:01 AM
It was worth the wait

ArcaneEdge | Jan 24, 4:49 AM

Leysoh | Jan 17, 2:07 PM

Lavi_kun | Dec 8, 2021 9:50 PM
Thanks for dennou coil also hyped for your new project ,the orbital children.

Yoniharu | Oct 27, 2021 2:50 AM

Satyr_icon | Oct 25, 2021 4:38 PM
Jeez, this guy really takes the "show, don't tell" adage seriously. Dennou Coil has one of the most impressive and well done world/tone build-ups I've ever seen in scifi.

VanishingKira | Jun 30, 2021 3:04 AM
The complete lack of hype for Chikyuugai Shounen Shoujo is so foretelling of the anime community

Write a Comment