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Narumi Kakinouchi (垣野内 成美 Kakinouchi Narumi?) was born on March 21, 1962 in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. She is a mangaka, animator, director, character designer, and an animation director. Some of her work has appeared in the adult manga magazine Lemon People.

After graduating from high school, she began working at Studio Beebo under the direction of Tomonori Kogawa, then moving on to Studio Io, Artland, AIC and other studios where she was an animator, designer, and animation director on many TV series and OVAs. She made her manga and character designer debut with Vampire Princess Miyu. Due to her magnificent artwork, she became very popular even outside the anime and manga scene, doing illustrations and character designs for many other projects.

Kakinouchi is married to anime director Toshiki Hirano.

Brief history

Kakinouchi made her key animation debut with her work on the 1980 series Space Runaway Ideon. She then garnered great attention as the character designer, storyboard artist, and animation director for the Vampire Princess Miyu OVAs in 1988, and in March of that same year she co-authored the first Vampire Princess Miyu manga, serialized in the mystery/horror monthly manga magazine Susperia.

She made her directorial debut with Ryokunohara Labyrinth in 1990, in addition to being the character designer, scenario creator, storyboard artis, and animation director for the OVA.

Anime works

TV series

Movies

  • Crusher Joe (original designs)
  • Space Runaway Ideon (in-between animation)
  • The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (assistant animation director)

Original Video Animations

  • Adventure! Iczer 3 (original designs)
  • Cosmos Pink Shock (original designs, animation director)
  • Cream Lemon: Don't Do It Mako! Mako Sexy Symphony (original designs, animation director)
  • Daimajū Gekitō: Hagane no Oni (original designs)
  • Hyper Combat Unit Dangaioh (animation director for episodes 1 and 3)
  • Fight!! Iczer 1 (original designs, animation director)
  • Megazone 23 (original designs, animation director)
  • Neko Neko Gensōkyoku (character designs)
  • Ryokunohara Labyrinth (director, character designs, scenario, storyboards, animation director)
  • Vampire Princess Miyu (character designs, storyboards, animation director)

Original works

Manga

  • Magic at 3:00pm (午後3時の魔法 Gogo 3ji no Mahō?)
  • China Blue Jasmine (チャイナ・ブルーJASMINE Chaina Burū Jasmine?)
  • Dahlia the Vampire (ダリア ヴァンパイア Daria Vanpaia?)
  • Isei Gakuen Elistaers (異星学園エリスターズ Isei Gakuen Erisutāzu?) (with Toshiki Hirano)
  • Juline (格闘小娘JULINE Kakutō Komusume Juline?)
    • Shaolin Sisters (風雲三姉妹LIN³ Fūun Sanshimai Lin³?) (sequel)
    • Shaolin Sisters: Reborn (新・風雲三姉妹特LIN Shin Fūun Sanshimai Toku Lin?) (sequel)
  • Keep Trust: Shinrai no Kizuna (KEEP TRUST -信頼の絆-?)
  • Koi Suiren (恋水蓮 Koi Suiren?)
  • Le Masque (マスク Masuku?)
  • Mengenso (面幻想 Mengensō?) (with Toshiki Hirano)
  • Mermaid Trip (マーメイドトリップ Mēmaido Torippu?) (with Toshiki Hirano)
  • Moon Princess (ムーンプリンセス Mūn Purinsesu?)
    • Moon Princess: Red Moon (ムーンプリンセスRED MOON Mūn Purinsesu Red Moon?)
  • My Code Name is Charmer (コードネームはCHARMER Kōdo Nēmu wa Charmer?)
  • Ruby Blood (ルビー・ブラッド Rubī Burādo?)
  • The Strange Case Files of Ryoko Yakushiji (薬師寺涼子の怪奇事件簿 Yakushiji Ryōko no Kaiki Jikenbo?)
  • Snow Sugar
  • Utahime Fight! (歌姫FIGHT! Utahime Fight!?)
  • Vampire Princess Miyu (吸血姫美夕 Kyūketsuki Miyū?)
    • New Vampire Princess Miyu (新・吸血姫美夕 Shin Kyūketsuki Miyū?) (sequel, with Toshiki Hirano)
    • Vampire Princess Yui (吸血姫夕維 Kyūketsuki Yūi?) (spin-off)
    • Vampire Princess Yui: Kanonsho (吸血姫夕維・香音抄 Kyūketsuki Yūi Kanonshō?)
  • The Wanderer
  • Wraith Sweeper (レイスイーパー Reisuīpā?)

Book illustrations

Listed alphabetically by author.

  • Kagami no Naka no Atashi e... by Mariko Aihara
  • Nagai Nagai Yoru no Mahō by Mariko Aihara
  • Saka no Ie no Himitsu by Mariko Aihara
  • Ushinawareta Koi no Monogatari by Mariko Aihara
  • Yureru Manazashi by Rie Akagi
  • Koi Shōjo wa Meitantei by Kae Oda
  • Koi Shōjo wa Meitantei 2: I Love You wa Kikoenai by Kae Oda
  • Koi Shōjo wa Meitantei 3: Koibito Game by Kae Oda
  • Yakushiji Ryōko no Kaiki Jikenbo: Black Spider Island by Yoshiki Tanaka
  • Yakushiji Ryōko no Kaiki Jikenbo: Cleopatra no Sōsō by Yoshiki Tanaka
  • Yakushiji Ryōko no Kaiki Jikenbo: Matenrō by Yoshiki Tanaka
  • Yakushiji Ryōko no Kaiki Jikenbo: Pari Yōtohen by Yoshiki Tanaka
  • Yakushiji Ryōko no Kaiki Jikenbo: Tokyo Nightmare by Yoshiki Tanaka
  • Angel Eyes: Shōryō Ōkoku by Yūji Watanabe
  • Girl by Kei Zushi


Album cover art

  • Everything by Fluke Beauty 2007

Games

  • Arcus II: Silent Symphony (art director)
  • Click Manga: Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (original design, character design)
  • Zoku Hatsukoi Monogatari: Shūgaku Ryokō (character design)

References

  1. "『プラレス3四郎 PLAWRES SANSHIRO』" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2006-10-28. 

External links

ms:Narumi Kakinouchi zh:垣野內成美

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