Kunihiko Ikuhara( Actors serials shе-jo anime)
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Biography Kunihiko Ikuhara
Ikuhara Kunihiko (p. 21/12/1964, Tokushima Prefecture) - one of the most famous directors serials shе-jo anime.
Working in "Toei Douga" Ikuhara came in 1986. His first job was directing assistance in several series of children's TV series "History of Maple Town" [Maple Town Monogatari] (1986), . primarily directed by the teacher Ikuhary - Junichi Sato, . became known in Japan due to this TV series,
Then Ikuhara worked as an assistant director on several more films and serials. For the first time an independent director of several series of confidence in him in the series "Outstanding Atari" [Moretsu Ataro] (1990).
Next Ikuhara has worked as a deputy Sato. Most famous of his works the early 1990's became the TV series "Danger!" Goldfish! " [Kingyo Chuuihou!] (1991-1992), in which Ikuhara first distinguished himself as a master shе-jo anime.
In 1992, Sato and Ikuhara began work on the TV series, greet them outside of Japan - TV series on manga Naoko Takeuchi "Beauty Warrior Sailor Moon" [Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon] (1992-1993).
Originally Ikuhara was the second director, then, when Sato withdrew from the project, he became the director and then a feature-length anime series of reasons "Beauty Warrior Sailor Moon Air" [Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R] (1993).
In 1996, Ikuhara retired from "Toei Douga" and decided to go to the "autonomous navigation". Fact, . that he was not satisfied with the fees, . who are the creators of animation projects in Japan - regardless of the success of the project, they can not rely on the percentage of sales, and so on, . they only pay a predetermined (and not very large) fees,
To remedy this situation, Ikuhara decided to set up a small company that would develop a commercially attractive project series, and then found sponsors and sold the project, and then would be all right for its implementation. Thus was born the company "Be-Papas", originally composed of Ikuhary and his accountant.
Then, to draft Ikuhara assembled a team of creators: Shoji-manga Saito Quiet, screenwriter Yoji Enomoto, character designer and composer, Shinya Hasegawa J. E. Sizera. They all became members of "Be-Papas" and together created the TV series "The young revolutionary Utena" [Shoujo Kakumei Utena] (1997), filmed at the studio Ikuharoy "JC. Staff ". Now this series is considered one of the most graphically and plot aesthetically serials in the history of anime.
In 1999, Ikuhara released full-length version of "Utena" - the film "The young revolutionary Utena: End of the World youth" [Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku].
In that same 1999 team (but not the company!) "Be-Papas" disintegrated, and its members took up their own projects. Thus, Ikuhara in the same year published a fiction novel "Obolochnaya bullet" [Schell Bullet], and in 2000 - his sequel to "Obolochnaya bullet 2" [Schell Bullet 2]. Illustrator of the novels was a famous mangaka Mamoru Nagano.
Currently Ikuhara lives in the U.S. and trained there art artistic cinema.
In addition to directing the anime and writing books, Ikuhara sings and sometimes withdrawn as a model. His manner of things to wear bright, sometimes incompatible colors, unusual for a Japanese figure and bright charisma make him the most beautiful and extravagant anime director. He is also successful businessman - not a typical combination in the Japanese show business.
Ikuhara - almost perfect director shе-jo anime. All his creations are based on a profound understanding of the so-called "feminine soul". He loves to create aesthetically beautiful, deep, original movies, series and projects, developing the audience, as he himself says, "imagination and faith in the possibility of happiness."