Kawamoto, Kihachiro

Kawamoto, Kihachiro

Given name: 喜八郎
Family name: 川本
Birthday: Jan 11, 1925
Member Favorites: 51
Died: August 23, 2010.

Japanese designer and maker of puppets, a director, writer and animator of independently-made stop motion films and president of the Japan Animation Association since 1989 (until his death in August 2010), succeeding Osamu Tezuka. Previously an illustrator and doll maker, he has collaborated with Tadasu Iizawa and trained under Tadahito Mochinaga and, later, Jiří Trnka. His most famous creations in his native Japan are the puppets he designed and made for a long-running TV series adaptation of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms; internationally he is better known for his own short films. Most of these are model animation; Tabi and Shijin no Shōgai are cutout animation and the French-language Farce anthropo-cynique is mixed media.

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Puppet Anime Creator Kawamoto Kihachiro Passes Away

According to Sankei news, stop motion anime director Kawamoto Kihachiro passed away on August 23rd due to pneumonia. He was 85 years old. Kawamoto is known as one of...read more

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Lumtheforever | Jan 12, 11:08 AM
actual God, Rest in peace

Syhoto | Dec 17, 2021 7:42 AM
Rest in peace

YusukeU | Oct 8, 2021 8:04 PM
G.O.A.T 🐐

AlienEvolution | Oct 7, 2021 10:25 AM
need to check out his works

Yoruuri | Aug 31, 2021 8:22 AM
I am in love with this guy. Even though he was aware of the neglect in the field of stop-motion puppet animation, he continued with his passion. Shisha no sho must be one of the most creator-loved works ever made.

Worthiness | Jun 11, 2021 9:54 PM
The puppet master

haydenluvsanime | Feb 8, 2021 9:19 PM
nice glasses

reluctantbeeswax | Sep 4, 2020 9:56 AM

Dokuro666 | Jan 20, 2020 1:35 AM
In every part, Genius...Thank you for your art

Assthete | Oct 1, 2018 3:38 PM
This guy is criminally underrated. Rest in Peace dear Kawamoto.

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