Kanda, Takeyuki

Kanda, Takeyuki

Given name: 武幸
Family name: 神田
Birthday: Aug 11, 1943
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Kanda Takeyuki (August 11, 1943 - July 27, 1996) was born in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. He was an animator and director.

Kanda joined Mushi Pro at the beginning of his career in 1965 but is most known for his involvement with mecha animation studio Sunrise, where he did most of his work. He is noted for the original story and direction of the hit anime Ginga Hyouryuu Vifam about a group of children who are stranded in space, loosely based on Jules Verne's Two Years' Vacation novel. The franchise spawned a 46 episodes TV series, four additional OVA series and a remake produced in 1998.

On July 27 1996, Kanda Takeyuki died suddenly at the age of 52 in a car accident. During that time he was the director of the Gundam 08th MS Team OVA series, which was delayed for almost three years before Iida Umanosuke took over for the rest of the series and completed it in Kanda's stead. Iida also directed the movie "Miller's Report". Nevertheless, he considers this production as Kanda's work.

In 1998 a remake of Vifam was broadcasted in memory of Kanda.

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Akai Kiba: Blue Sonnet
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Dragon Quest: Abel Yuusha Densetsu
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Ginga Hyouryuu Vifam
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Ginga Hyouryuu Vifam
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Ginga Hyouryuu Vifam
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Hoshi no Oujisama Petit Prince
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Kikou Ryohei Mellowlink
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Kikou Senki Dragonar
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Kikou Senki Dragonar
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Konpeki no Kantai
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Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
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Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Miller's Report
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Sougen no Shoujo Laura
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Taiyou no Kiba Dagram
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Taiyou no Kiba Dagram
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Uchuu Taitei God Sigma
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zaladinos | Oct 19, 2015 9:50 PM
*Salutes*

His demise is a potential x-files conspiracy still.


Jodyqt | Oct 1, 2014 5:28 AM
Easily one of the most underrated directors in Japanese Animatino.


Natsume-Chan | Nov 21, 2013 5:00 PM
Recently Finished his series vifam and personally i love it.


Echelon | Jan 11, 2010 9:16 AM
I was surprised to see he wasn't up here so I submitted him. He is mostly known for some of his Sunrise mecha works like 08th MS Team, Vifam, Dragonar, etc.


Nameles84 | Jan 11, 2010 6:35 AM
Feel sad for this person.

Please submit his works as soon as possible. Thx


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