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Kenzō Masaoka (政岡 憲三 Masaoka Kenzō?, October 5, 1898 - November 23, 1988) was an early anime creator. He is probably most famous for creating the earliest anime to use cell animation and recorded sound.[1] He also did work under the pseudonym Donbei Masaoka (正岡 どんべい Masaoka Donbei?). Famous animators who worked under him include Mitsuyo Seo and Yasuji Mori.

Masaoka was born in Osaka, Japan and died in Tokyo, Japan.

Selected filmography

  • Nansensu monogatari daīppen - Sarugashima, 1930 [Nonsense Story, Volume 1: Monkey Island]
  • Chikara to Onna no Yo no Naka, 1933 (the first "talkie" anime film)
  • Adauchi karasu, 1933
  • Kaguya-hime, 1934
  • Tahchan no kaitei ryoku, 1934 [Ta-chan's Underwater Adventure]
  • Mori no yakyūdan, 1934
  • Chagama ondo, 1935 [A Song of the Chagama Family]
  • Mori no yosei, 1935
  • Benkei tai Ushiwaka, 1937 [Benkei and Ushiwaka]
  • Nyan no urashima, 1938
  • Yume no majutsushi, 1938
  • Tori no hoken kanyūin, 1938
  • Fuku-chan no Kishū, 1942
  • Kumo to Chūrippu, 1942 [The Spider and the Tulip]
  • Sakura - Haru no gensō, 1946
  • Suteneko Tora-chan, 1948

References

  1. Kōdansha (1993). Japan: an illustrated encyclopedia. Kōdansha, ISBN 9784062064897

External links


it:Kenzo Masaoka

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