Animation Styles Guide

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Akira Inagami

General Information

Birthdate: 1963 December 23
Affiliation: Toei Animation
Work: Animation Supervisor, Key Animation Artist

Animation Supervisor Credits:
GT: 11, 28, 35; SP

Akira Inagami joined the Toei Animation staff in 1986, and eventually joined the Dragon Ball Z staff in late 1991 as a key animator. He would go on to stay involved in the series up through the bitter end of Dragon Ball GT, assuming the role of animation supervisor for much of the series. In addition to the TV series, Inagami was a key animator for the majority of the later Dragon Ball Z movies, supervised the Dragon Ball GT TV special, and was an assistant animation supervisor for the Dragon Ball 10th anniversary movie.

Following Dragon Ball GT, Inagami would go on to be an animation supervisor for a few children’s and young girl series created by Toei Animation, most notably Ojamajo Doremi and Ashita no Nāja. Ever since then (2005 and onward) he has worked almost exclusively as the character designer, animation supervisor, and on occasion a key animator for the Pretty Cure! metaseries. Inagami has also been heavily involved with just about every Pretty Cure!-related movie released thus far by Toei Animation.

Animation Gallery

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

Dragon Ball GT Episodes

Animation Team

Due to the animator rotations used in Dragon Ball GT there was no consistent animation team working under Akira Inagami, as the animators involved with the episodes he supervised constantly changed.