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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Hyouka
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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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Emiya_Fanboi | Feb 16, 6:40 AM
Simply genius. My favorite director.


celestialnerd | Feb 11, 1:26 PM
I would die for Naoko Yamada. Every work of hers has been absolutely astounding, and I can't wait to see what she creates next!


Unknow0059 | Feb 8, 10:37 PM
"She would far rather hope that someone would watch her works, only to find out afterwards she had created them and for them to be their favourites."
This is exactly how it is with me right now! I just found out you directed K-On!, and i'm very grateful for that. I admire you.

↓ Already has been part of multiple things that surpassed it.


NothingReally | Jan 27, 1:03 PM
Will this woman ever make something as good as Lucky Star though


Decibelle | Jan 23, 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!


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