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Highest Rated: 86% Metropolis (2001)

Lowest Rated: 44% X: Their Destiny Was Foreordained (1996)

Birthday: Jan 22, 1941

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

A titan of the Japanese anime industry, Rintaro has helped usher the genre into a global force ever since he got his start in animation at the age of 17. Born in Tokyo as Shigeyuki Hayashi, Rintaro was first hired by the Toei Doga animation studio as an in-between animator on the 1958 feature "Hakujaden." After moving over to Mushi Productions in 1963, Rintaro had a chance to work with his hero, Osamu Tezuka, Japan's equivalent to Walt Disney. During the eight years he was employed at Mushi, he worked on two of the most influential anime series, 1963's "Astro Boy" and 1965's "Kimba the White Lion." After becoming a freelancer in 1971, Rintaro was better able to incorporate his love of American westerns, gangster films, and noir, mixed with his well-established affinity for science fiction, into a number of seminal features, including 1979's "Galaxy Express 999: The Signature Edition," 1986's "Firebird: Karma Chapter" and most notably a 2001 critically-acclaimed adaptation of Tezuka's legendary manga "Metropolis."



No Score Yet 15% Yona Yona Penguin Director - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Metropolis Director - 2001
86% 81% Metropolis Director $673.4K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet X Director,
- 1996
44% 58% X: Their Destiny Was Foreordained Director,
$142.5K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Galaxy Express 999: Can You Live Like a Warrior Director - 1986
No Score Yet 71% The Dagger of Kamui Director - 1985
No Score Yet 33% Harmagedon Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Galaxy Express 999: Can You Love Like a Mother? Director - 1980
No Score Yet 91% Galaxy Express 999 Director - 1979