Yamada, Naoko

Yamada, Naoko

Given name: 尚子
Family name: 山田
Birthday: Nov 28, 1984
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Yamada Naoko is a young animator working for Kyoto Animation. She made her debut as key animator on Air and within a short time raised in the ranks to debut as director on K-ON in 2009.
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Air
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Air
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Air in Summer
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Clannad
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Clannad
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Clannad
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Clannad: After Story
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Clannad: After Story
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Free!
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Free!
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Free!
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Free!: Eternal Summer
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Free!: Eternal Summer
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Free!: Eternal Summer
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Free!: Eternal Summer
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Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
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Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid: Wari to Hima na Sentaichou no Ichinichi
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Hibike! Euphonium
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Hibike! Euphonium
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Hibike! Euphonium
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Hibike! Euphonium 2
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Hibike! Euphonium Movie: Kitauji Koukou Suisougaku-bu e Youkoso
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K-On!
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K-On!
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K-On!
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K-On! Movie
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K-On! Movie
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K-On!!
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K-On!!
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K-On!!
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Kanon (2006)
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Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
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Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
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Koe no Katachi
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Koe no Katachi
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Liz to Aoi Tori
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Lucky☆Star: Original na Visual to Animation
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Munto: Toki no Kabe wo Koete
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Musaigen no Phantom World
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Nichijou
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Nichijou
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Nichijou
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Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
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Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
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Tamako Love Story
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Tamako Love Story
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Tamako Market
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Tenjoubito to Akutobito Saigo no Tatakai
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Violet Evergarden
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caio_ken | Aug 8, 12:13 AM
Koe no Katachi credits are for the manga author, not for her


bitchassdarius | Aug 4, 7:40 AM
First off, as I have said OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER Infinite Number Of Times, I AM STRAIGHT. No Question or Shadow of a Doubt, EVER. while I personally do not care about the homosexual lifestyle that swift, and I personally respect each individual homosexual person as individual human beings, The MAIN thing that really Infuriates Me is being called gay. DO NOT EVER Call Me Gay, or EVER Question My Sexual Orientation.


George_Alfaruq | Jul 26, 11:55 AM
Idol!


Edlaw | Jul 23, 12:39 AM
God


NapoJefferson | Jul 5, 7:53 PM
She is too good for her age, someday she will be the queen.


shanimebib | May 2, 2:49 AM
Jury of 18th Media Arts Festival on Yamada Noako's Tamako Love Story:
Tamako Love Story can be described as having reached the highest point of contemporary Japanese animation. Seen from global perspective, Japanese animation has a unique development; indeed, the perspective of finding fresh emotions in casual daily life is its uniqueness. If we watch this movie's images attentively, we find sharp sensibility, craftsmanship as animator, and calculations as director, backed by a strong will. The jury is convinced that the genre "Japanimation" is exactly represented by this work.


shanimebib | May 2, 2:46 AM
Makoto Shinkai on Yamada Naoko's Koe no Katachi:
It's a fantastic piece of work. Handled with such earnestness and care, the work successfully depicted a beautiful range of art, colors, and emotions. It was a polished and grand production, that, no matter how much you wanted to replicate, simply can't.


LoneWalker101 | Apr 28, 5:02 AM
So overrated


shanimebib | Apr 27, 8:10 AM
Liz to Aoi Tori is a hit according to KyoAni channel. The movie itself recorded a stunning 97% positive feedback after the prescreening in front of movie critiques and contemporary animators. It's the second highest recorded positive feedback for any animated movie till date. The official twitter is showered with words of congratulations and appreciations. The previous feedback record was held by Koe no Katachi (2016) at 98%, another movie directed by Yamada Naoko. All I can say that she continues to push for greatness. She truly is the best female director of her generation.


NFMaster | Mar 9, 10:44 PM
Sociopath


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