Osamu Kobayashi

Age: 76

Fuchū, Tokyo, Japan

Director

Animation Director

Biography

Osamu Kobayashi (小林 治 Kobayashi Osamu, born January 9, 1945) is an animator and animation director perhaps best known for Magical Angel Creamy Mami. He was born in Fuchuu-shi, Tokyo. He belongs to Ajia-do Animation Works. In 1963, he entered Toei animation (existing TOEI ANIMATION) at the same period as Tsutomu Shibayama and Hayao Miyazaki. He was a chief animator working with Shibayama after having transferred to an A production (an existing Shin-ei-animation). He established Ajia-do Animation Works with Shibayama Tsutomu in 1978. (Wikipedia)