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Animation Styles Guide


井手(いで) 武生(たけお)

Takeo Ide

General Information

Birthdate: Unknown
Affiliation: Toei Animation
Work: Animation Supervisor, Key Animation Artist

Animation Supervisor Credits:
DBZ: 129, 138
GT: 17, 24, 30, 47, 56, 61

Takeo Ide made his animating debut in the early 1980s as an in-between animator for Toriyama’s first hit series, Dr. Slump – Arale-chan. Coincidentally, Ide was recruited and accepted as a Toei Animation trainee at the exact same time as Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru, but the two wouldn’t actually work together until they were both key animators for Dragon Ball. Ide would go on to be a crucial key animator in Dragon Ball Z, including the majority of the series’ movies, and filled in as an animation supervisor twice during the series’ run. By the time Dragon Ball GT was in production he had become a full time animation supervisor, although he would still often provide key frames for episodes he supervised.

Following the conclusion of Dragon Ball GT, Ide went on to be a key animator and animation supervisor for the One Piece animated TV series. He would later return as an animation supervisor assistant to Tadayoshi Yamamuro in the Jump Super Anime Tour 2008 special, “Heya! Son Goku and Friends Return!!”, and a key animator for the Jump Festa ’12 special, “Episode of Bardock”.

In 1995, Ide became an instructor at the newly founded Toei Animation Institute, an educational training agency established by Toei to help develop new young talent for their production staff. The institute offered year long instructional courses for various production roles, mainly focusing on the roles of director, animator, and art designer. Only a select number of applicants were accepted each year, but most would be retained by Toei Animation after the courses were completed. At one point the institute even offered a voice talent course and featured guest lecturer Masako Nozawa, the voice actor for Son Goku. The institute was eventually closed in March 2011.

Animation Gallery

This gallery serves as a small example of the animation seen in episodes supervised by Takeo Ide and may not be representative of his entire body of work during his involvement in the series.

Dragon Ball Z Episodes

Dragon Ball GT Episodes

Animation Team

Ide was more often than not a key animator himself and would often fill-in with other animation studios to provide assistance when needed. When he did actually supervise an episode, all of the key animators involved were typically fellow animators from Toei Animation. Due to the animator rotations used in Dragon Ball GT, the animators involved with the episodes Ide supervised constantly changed.

Main Animation Team General Series Involvement
Naoki Miyahara (宮原直樹) DBZ: 44 – 291; GT: 1 – 64
Akira Inagami (稲上 晃) DBZ: 117 – 291; GT: 1 – 47
Tetsuya Numako (沼子哲也) DBZ: 117 – 291; GT: 1 – 47
Chikako Uesugi (上杉千佳子) DBZ: 70 – 195
Kuniko Iwagami (岩上久仁子) DBZ: 70 – 195
Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru (中鶴勝祥) DB: 50 – 153; DBZ: 1 – 291; GT: 1 – 64
Yōichi Ōnishi (大西陽一) DBZ: 138 – 199