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Yūji Mutō

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:59 am
by Faceman
Animation director Yūji Mutō is most famous for directing the world-renowned TV Asahi animated series, Crayon Shinchan. Mutō-san began his professional career directing episodes for TV series such as City Hunter, Tsuruhime Ja!, and Kenyuu Densetsu YAIBA (1993), before moving on to direct the 1993 feature film, Bonobono. In 2004, he became the third director to helm the long-running television anime Crayon Shinchan, not only holding this position longer than any previous director, but also during the period for which the series has become most popular outside of Japan. In addition, he has been the director of such series as Corrector Yui, Haunted Junction, Pia Carrot E Yokoso!! - Sayaka no Koi Monogatari, Ultimate Girls, and many more. He’s also done the storyboards for many series including Crayon Shinchan, Green Green, Scrapped Princess, as well as others.

He loves to chat with his fans on Twitter - https://twitter.com/yuji_ultimate/

This is his first U.S. Convention appearance.

Re: Yūji Mutō

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:26 pm
by Shiggitay
Sweet! Though, you typo'd Crayon as "Cranyon" twice on the announcement post.....

Re: Yūji Mutō

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:29 pm
by Kanechan
I have the Bandai and FUNimation versions of Scrapped Princess. The designs are so good in that show, and he's part of the reason for that. I'd love for him to sign a package from either version.

Re: Yūji Mutō

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:02 pm
by eternaltorture
Nice! I would like to own a physical copy of Shin Chan but too bad the ones we have are entirely in dub :cry:

Re: Yūji Mutō

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:11 pm
by dstnyskr
I thoroughly enjoyed his beyond welcoming character! I got a picture with him, he drew me a picture, and he even let me touch his helmet!!
If he reads this, I would like to let him know that No face from Spirited away will always offer him gold. ;)

Re: Yūji Mutō

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:46 am
by Kanechan
I had some fun meeting him in the Dealers' Room. He almost didn't remember that he had worked on Scrapped Princess, when I handed him the sleeve from the Bandai version of disc 1. But then he recognized it, and I got his name on it. It was all good. :)

Re: Yūji Mutō

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:49 pm
by eternaltorture
Kanechan wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:46 am
I had some fun meeting him in the Dealers' Room. He almost didn't remember that he had worked on Scrapped Princess, when I handed him the sleeve from the Bandai version of disc 1. But then he recognized it, and I got his name on it. It was all good. :)
Did you go to his free autograph session?

Re: Yūji Mutō

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:10 pm
by Kanechan
eternaltorture wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Kanechan wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:46 am
I had some fun meeting him in the Dealers' Room. He almost didn't remember that he had worked on Scrapped Princess, when I handed him the sleeve from the Bandai version of disc 1. But then he recognized it, and I got his name on it. It was all good. :)
Did you go to his free autograph session?
No, it was stuck somewhere in-between two other sessions I was going to that day, so I had to wait for the session in the Dealers' Room instead.

Re: Yūji Mutō

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:03 pm
by eternaltorture
Kanechan wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:10 pm
eternaltorture wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Kanechan wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:46 am
I had some fun meeting him in the Dealers' Room. He almost didn't remember that he had worked on Scrapped Princess, when I handed him the sleeve from the Bandai version of disc 1. But then he recognized it, and I got his name on it. It was all good. :)
Did you go to his free autograph session?
No, it was stuck somewhere in-between two other sessions I was going to that day, so I had to wait for the session in the Dealers' Room instead.
Oh, that's unfortunate :( When I showed up to his free autograph session, there was only 5 people including me. It was awkward and I felt bad for him.