Yamada, Naoko

Yamada, Naoko

Given name: 尚子
Family name: 山田
Birthday: Nov 28, 1984
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Naoko Yamada (山田 尚子 Yamada Naoko, born November 28, 1984) is a Japanese animator, television and film director. Working at Kyoto Animation, she directed the K-On!, Tamako Market anime series and the anime films A Silent Voice, Tamako Love Story and Liz and the Blue Bird.
Naoko Yamada joined Kyoto Animation in 2004 and was first tasked with drawing in-betweens for Inuyasha. She later made her debut as KA (key animator) on Air episode 9 and working as key animator on some episodes of The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, followed by directing an episode on Clannad (episode 17 marked her directorial debut) and within a short time rose in the ranks to debut as director on K-ON! in 2009.
Naoko Yamada's most noticable signature direction quirk is using legs to show the spectrum of human emotion. Her contributions to series led by her peers are often considered some of the best moments in their respective series, like Hyouka #14, Free! Eternal Summer #12, or Violet Evergarden #5.


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Air
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Air
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Air in Summer
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Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
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Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
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Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
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Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren
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Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren
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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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Clannad: After Story
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Free!
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Free!
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Free!
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Free!: Dive to the Future
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Free!: Dive to the Future
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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 2
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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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Hyouka
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Hyouka
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InuYasha (TV)
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K-On!
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K-On!
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K-On!
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K-On!
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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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Kyoukai no Kanata
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Kyoukai no Kanata
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Kyoukai no Kanata
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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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Liz to Aoi Tori
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Lucky☆Star
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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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Tamako Market
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Tamako Market
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Tenjoubito to Akutobito Saigo no Tatakai
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Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu
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Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu
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Violet Evergarden
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FANTAMELONSODA | May 19, 9:26 PM
I couldn't find any news about her since the tragedy. It was only reported that she wasn't injured and that's a relief, but I can only imagine how a person with her heightened sensibilities would take in all of this. I hope she takes all the time she needs to heal.


IljaKorhonen | Apr 29, 8:00 AM
Koe no Katachi is now the most popular (If you sort by Most Members) KyoAni work on MAL O: (950 000 members. The first of Kyoto Animation to hit 1 million?) Still the highest rated too! (9.02/10)


ziovice | Apr 28, 3:12 PM
4,069 favourites.. GG

Still best girl


RomanJT | Apr 28, 2:51 PM
amazing


Ronan_Maharaj123 | Apr 27, 3:49 PM
Brilliant job with K-ON!! and I'm sure with all of her other works too


nanatshi | Apr 20, 8:36 PM
i am her to say thank you so much for creating one of my favorite movie " koe no katachi " and thanks for every one who helps her to create this movie :)


IrvinCortes | Apr 16, 1:33 AM
My favorite <3


cythraul | Mar 23, 2:16 AM
True KyoAni best girl!


Gadottinho | Mar 18, 9:30 PM
Thank you for liz to aoi tori, this is one of greatest animes who i have ever watched if its no the best


BlueFlareTOG | Mar 17, 4:28 PM
My favorite person in the entire industry. Naoko-san, I hope you can continue to make masterpieces!


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