Animation Maestro Gisaburo

de Masato Ishioka


The tribute that Sitges and Anima’t are paying to Gisabur? this year has its perfect finale in this documentary, recently premiering in Japan. Portraying both Sugii’s work (imaginative, artisanal, lyrical) and personality, Masato Ishioka does an in-depth study of the importance of one of the founding fathers of anime. Colleagues and disciples offer their visions of the maestro, and the film’s final result talks to us both about the artist’s incredibly rich universe and the evolution of the anime industry throughout the years.


Masato Ishioka

With a degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Meiji, he began his career in cinema hand in hand with Tadashi Yoyogi, who later on would be the object of his documentary YOYOCHU in the Land of Rising Sex (10). He debuted in feature length film with Scout?Man (00) and in 2005 he co-directed Tokyo Noir with Naoto Kumazawa.

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Anima't
Original language: Japanese