Tomekichi Takeuchi Added to the Animation Styles Guide
Published by 06 August 2012, 10:55 PM EDT

This week we add veteran animator Tomekichi Takeuchi to the “Animation Styles Guide”! Takeuchi was the first animator we’d see in the series from the Seigasha animation studio, and was involved as an animation supervisor throughout Dragon Ball and up through the first part of Dragon Ball Z (episode 63). He was also the oldest animation supervisor involved with the series at the time. As always you can read more about Takeuchi in the guide, but be sure to come back in a week to check out the next featured animator!

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  • JacobYBM says:

    Hmm…I’m not sure if ‘demoted’ is really the word to be used. Wouldn’t ‘stepped down’ be more fitting or at least less damning?

  • Hujio says:

    Well, is it not a demotion? He changed to a staff position that’s considered less than what he had just previously held. However, since there’s no real way to prove whether he was demoted or stepped down of his own accord, I’ll rephrase the sentence. But I still say that no matter how you shake it, it’s a demotion.

  • JacobYBM says:

    I suppose it is/could be, but I also think it’s a little hard to tell either way. My main concern was that it had a damning tone or sorts, but I don’t mean to imply such was intended, either.

    By the way, I guess Hisada and Shimanuki are getting their own pages? Satou only took over for one episode (and helped on movie #4) so it’d make sense to heap his stuff in under Maeda, but Hisada and Shimanuki carved their own pieces out of the series so separate pages for them makes the most sense. I suppose this is my way of implying that I think that’s your thought process, too. 😳 😛

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