Masayuki Kojima is an animation director with Kinema Citrus, and the director of Made in Abyss. Born in 1961, his reputable career started at Madhouse where he worked as an episode director and animator for several projects, as well as served as the Director of Master Keaton, MONSTER, Piano no Mori (film), Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, and more. After Madhouse he soon joined Kinema Citrus, where he has directed Black Bullet and Made in Abyss.
Shiori Tani is the most anticipated female animator from Kinema Citrus. She has worked on Made in Abyss, Scorching Ping Pong Girls, and more noticeably served as the daily outfit and prop designer for Revue Starlight, and the ending animation character designer for the live action adaptation film After the Rain.
Anime Central is honored to announce that joining us this year is Muneki Ogasawara, the CEO of the animation studio Kinema Citrus! Please join us in giving Mr. Ogasawara and his three creative animation teams from Kinema Citrus a warm Anime Central welcome!
Hiroyuki Saita is an animator and character designer with Kinema Citrus. Born in 1988, Mr. Saita is from Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. From 2009 he was with feel. inc. and diomedéa, working as character designer for Noucome: My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy and the Yumekuri OVA before going freelance in 2014. Mr. Saita did the character design for Kumamiko: Girl Meets Bear and worked on animation for Love Live! The School Idol Movie and season…
Takao Abo is the director of The Rising of the Shield Hero and Norn9 for Kinema Citrus. Formerly with Tiger Production and Artland. He has worked as an episode director, key animator, and storyboard for several anime series and films including Revolutionary Girl Utena, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Black Lagoon, Macross Frontier, Escaflowne, Uta no Prince-sama, Valkyria Chronicles, and many more.