Yamada, Naoko

Yamada, Naoko

Given name: 尚子
Family name: 山田
Birthday: Nov 28, 1984
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Naoko Yamada is an animator working for Kyoto Animation. She made her debut as key animator on Air and within a short time rose in the ranks to debut as director on K-On! in 2009.

Twitter: @naoko_kyoani
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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 1: 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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Liz to Aoi Tori
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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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Decibelle | Yesterday, 1:56 PM
GOAT


Ny9n | Dec 29, 2018 8:05 AM
nice work on koe no katachi


llimdaert_hpue | Dec 24, 2018 12:31 PM
Started out great, consistently weakening over time


Rarietty | Dec 23, 2018 4:55 PM
It's crazy how she's still in her early-30s yet she's had a hand in more critical successes than many anime directors older than her would ever dream of. Definition of a role model right there, and I can't wait to look back on her career 30 years from now because we're probably only at the beginning of it.


Arisukiss | Nov 28, 2018 2:12 PM
Happy birthday to my favorite director of all time. Thanks for touching my heart in a way nobody else has ever done.



IljaKorhonen | Nov 27, 2018 2:00 PM
Just ordered Liz and the Blue Bird BluRay :D Happy Birthday to my favourite director!


WeeboBaggins | Nov 27, 2018 12:07 AM
A Silent Voice is easily the best non-Miyazaki anime movie of all time, and one of the best movies period.


oohjam | Nov 14, 2018 5:56 AM
Deserving of an infinite standing ovation. Yamada Naoko is inspiration incarnate


riley-spring | Nov 3, 2018 8:12 PM
wow
her birthday's right after yui's


Scerdofeb | Sep 26, 2018 7:57 AM
My favourite director. she has such a distinctive and wonderful style and everything she produces is incredibly polished. Her love for live action and photography shines through with her beautifully handled shots. The fact that she goes out of her way to base every location on real life places make everything feel more real. Instead of stating how a character feels, she uses body language (especially leg movement) to show the viewer what the characters are thinking and how they're feeling. Everything she does feels real, beautiful, captivating and overall amazing.


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