Yamada, Naoko

Yamada, Naoko

Given name: 尚子
Family name: 山田
Birthday: Nov 28, 1984
Website:
Member Favorites: 2,250
More:
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.
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
Air
add Key Animation (9, 11, 12)
Air
add In-Between Animation (ep 8, 10)
Air in Summer
add Key Animation
Clannad
add Storyboard
Clannad
add Key Animation
Clannad
add Episode Director (assistant)
Clannad: After Story
add Episode Director
Clannad: After Story
add Storyboard
Free!
add Storyboard (ep 7)
Free!
add Key Animation (ED)
Free!
add Episode Director (ep 7)
Free!: Eternal Summer
add Assistant Director (OP)
Free!: Eternal Summer
add Episode Director (ep 12)
Free!: Eternal Summer
add Storyboard (ep 12)
Free!: Eternal Summer
add Animation Director (ED)
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
add Key Animation (ep 9, 13)
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid: Wari to Hima na Sentaichou no Ichinichi
add Key Animation
Hibike! Euphonium
add Storyboard (ED)
Hibike! Euphonium
add Series Production Director
Hibike! Euphonium
add Episode Director
Hibike! Euphonium 2
add Series Production Director
Hibike! Euphonium Movie: Kitauji Koukou Suisougaku-bu e Youkoso
add Episode Director
K-On!
add Director
K-On!
add Storyboard (ED, ep 1, 13)
K-On!
add Episode Director (ep 1, 12, ED)
K-On! Movie
add Director
K-On! Movie
add Storyboard
K-On!!
add Director
K-On!!
add Storyboard (ED)
K-On!!
add Episode Director
Kanon (2006)
add Key Animation
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
add Episode Director (ep 8)
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
add Storyboard (ep 8)
Koe no Katachi
add Storyboard
Koe no Katachi
add Director
Liz to Aoi Tori
add Director
Lucky☆Star: Original na Visual to Animation
add Episode Director
Munto: Toki no Kabe wo Koete
add In-Between Animation
Musaigen no Phantom World
add Storyboard (ep 6)
Nichijou
add Episode Director (ep 5, 17)
Nichijou
add Storyboard (ep 5, 17)
Nichijou
add Key Animation (ED1)
Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
add Episode Director
Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
add Key Animation
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
add Key Animation (ep 2, 7, 10, 12)
Tamako Love Story
add Director
Tamako Love Story
add Storyboard
Tamako Market
add Director
Tenjoubito to Akutobito Saigo no Tatakai
add Key Animation
Violet Evergarden
add Storyboard (ep 5)
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
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


Fhoughts | Mar 7, 8:17 AM
K-On and Koe no Katachi are absolute masterpieces. Thank you so much!


ArsbyFer | Feb 22, 12:08 PM
Violet Evergarden ep 5 is such a masterpiece in terms of visual narrative and characters' expressiveness, and I'm sure that most of the merits of that episode are thanks to Yamada's storyboarding <3


dontdowndone | Jan 24, 11:39 AM
the next Hayao miyazaki <3 <3 <3


Dopamino | Jan 23, 8:31 AM
She is the best. I am planning to watch every show she has directed. Well, everything except Clannad and Air! I just can't get over the weird eyes. GOMEN!


Magnif-Steiner | Jan 18, 4:08 AM
I see you have a knack for school girls and chunky legs ;]


Write a Comment