Kazuhiro Furuhashi (古橋 一浩 Furuhashi Kazuhiro?, June 9, 1960-) is a Japanese anime director and supervisor, born in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. He is amongst anime's most foremost directors[1], having directed and helmed the entire Rurouni Kenshin series (including the original television series, and its subsequent much-lauded OVA iterations[2]), the You're Under Arrest series, GetBackers, Hunter x Hunter, Zipang, Le Chevalier D'Eon, Real Drive and most recently, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.[1][3]

Early career and biography

He began his career as an animator with the anime adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura and subsequently into episode direction and as a director with Studio Deen's anime adaptation of another Rumiko Takahashi work, Ranma ½. Furuhashi is particularly well-known for realistic portrayals and first person views shown in his directorial and storyboard works[4] and has obtained a good reputation as a director.[4] Furuhashi has often collabored and supervised numerous extensive and high quality anime productions with animators Norio Matsumoto, Atsuko Nakajima and Hirofumi Suzuki[5].[6] Over the years, he has worked in numerous productions with Studio Deen and began his directorial career with the studio.[6]


TV anime




External links

ru:Фурухаси, Кадзухиро

uk:Фурухасі Кадзухіро zh:古橋一浩

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