Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Shuzilow.HA as a 2018 Guests of Honor!


Shuzilow.HA (also known as Shujirou Hamakawa) was born on July 7, 1966 in Kobe, Japan. From 1982 to 1989, he served as an animator at Anime R. He was a video game designer at Konami from 1989 to 1998, and he returned to animation to work for Production I.G. from 1998 to 2000. Since 2000, he has been offering his services as a freelance designer.


Shuzilow.HA is best known as the original creator of the Solty Rei TV series. He has also served as animation director for Witchblade, Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, ONE PIECE: Episode of Luffy – Adventure on Hand Island, Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!, Linebarrels of Iron, Rosario + Vampire, Romeo x Juliet, Bokurano, I wish you were here, and Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy.


He has done key animation for Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me, Parasyte -the maxim-, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Mononoke, Gatchaman Crowds, NANA, Accel World, City Hunter, The Big O 2nd Season, DRAMAtical Murder, Nurse Witch Komugi, SaiKano: Another Love Song, Planetes, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Full Metal Panic!, ThunderCats, and Transformers: The Movie. He was also a key animator and mecha animation director on Kiddy Grade and director of the PS2 opening for Fate/stay night[Realta Nua].


While with Konami, Shuzilow.HA was also the chief design producer, character designer and original story provider for two Parodius and two Twinbee video games. Mr. Hamakawa is the art/animation director & producer of Mr. Sonoda’s animation project, and he is also Mr. Sonoda’s manager.