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Takeshi Mori (もりたけし Mori Takeshi?) is a Japanese anime director, storyboard artist, and script writer born October 10, 1963 in Tokyo, Japan.[1][2][3] After graduating from Waseda University, Mori began working in the anime industry.[1]

He began working in 1986 at Ajia-do Animation Works as an in-between animation artist before moving on to key animation work. From there, he worked as a storyboard artist and producer for the NTV/Studio Pierrot TV series Moeru! Onii-san. After being impressed by the OVA series Top o Nerae!, he began working for Gainax. After working as a storyboard artist on Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, Mori directed the series Edokko Boy Gatten Tasuke.[2] More recent series he has directed include Vandread, Ruin Explorers Fam & Ihrlie, Meltylancer, and Stratos 4.[2]

Throughout his career, he has used the pen names Shin Nemoto (根本 清 Nemoto Shin?), Inumakura (いぬまくら?),[4] and Urano Kantoku (浦野 寛徳?) (the last meaning "behind the scenes director"). He is the son of former Chunichi Dragons #4 batter Tōru Mori (森 徹 Mori Tōru?).




  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ask Takeshi Mori (もりたけしに訊け Mori Takeshi ni Kike[[Help:Installing Japanese character sets|?]])[[Category:Articles containing Japanese-language text]]" (in Japanese). Anime Web Insider Tornado Base. Retrieved 2008-09-25.  URL–wikilink conflict (help)[dead link]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Director Takeshi Mori Feature (もりたけし監督特集 Mori Takeshi Kantoku Tokushū[[Help:Installing Japanese character sets|?]])[[Category:Articles containing Japanese-language text]]". Bandai Channel. Archived from the original on 2008-05-23. Retrieved 2008-09-25.  URL–wikilink conflict (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Takeshi MORI (director)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Takeshi Mori (I)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-09-25.