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Production Guide

Dragon Ball Main Staff Credits


脚本Scenario
A scenario writer is responsible for the script of a specific episode, most notably including the character and narration dialogue. These writers are supervised by the series composer and director to ensure that the episode’s scenario fits within the overall scope of the series plot. An episode’s script is often revised numerous times before it is finalized and handed over to the episode director to begin work on the animation process.
平野靖士/ Yasushi Hirano
1, 6, 11, 16, 20, 24, 27, 31, 49, 67, 73, 76, 83
井上敏樹/ Toshiki Inoue
2, 7, 12, 15, 19, 23, 33, 48, 50, 52, 56, 58, 65, 72, 77, 80, 85, 88, 91, 99, 103, 106, 112, 118, 124, 129, 138, 141, 144, 147
照井啓司/ Keiji Terui
3, 8, 13-14, 18, 21, 25-26, 30, 32, 34-36, 39, 42-43, 47, 51, 54, 57, 59-60, 63, 66, 70, 78-79, 84, 86, 92, 94, 97, 100, 102, 104, 107, 111, 117, 119-121, 123, 126, 128, 131, 135-136, 140, 145-146, 150
島田 満/ Michiru Shimada
4, 9, 28, 37, 40, 44-45, 53, 55, 61-62, 69, 75, 81, 89, 95, 101, 105, 110, 113, 115-116, 137
小山高男/ Takao Koyama
5, 10, 17, 22, 29, 93

After episode 93, Takao Koyama’s name is written as 小山高生.
丸尾みほ/ Miho Maruo
38, 41, 46, 109
雪室俊一/ Shun’ichi Yukimuro
64, 68, 71, 82, 87, 90, 96, 108, 114
宮崎博子/ Hiroko Miyazaki
74
出手 敬/ Kei Shussui
81
荒川稔久/ Naruhisa Arakawa
93
由木義文/ Yoshifumi Yūki
98
五月はじめ/ Hajime Satsuki
122, 130, 139, 142
菅 良幸/ Yoshiyuki Suga
125, 127
小山高生/ Takao Koyama
132-134, 143, 148-149, 151-153
隅沢克之/ Katsuyuki Sumisawa
151-152

美術Art (Director)
The art director creates “art boards” with illustrations of the major points and locations in the script, defining the setting, colors, and other various details on how a scene should look on screen. They also create detailed “model packs” for the background artists and key animators to work from. The background artists also receive “art boards” from the art director, which contain rough background sketches detailing how the backgrounds should look.
辻 忠直/ Tadanao Tsuji
1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
伊藤英治/ Eiji Itō
2
池田祐二/ Yūji Ikeda
4, 6, 8, 10, 12-13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 30, 69
伊藤岩光/ Iwamitsu Itō
14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 47, 49, 51, 66
山元健生/ Tatsuo Yamamoto
15, 18, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 41, 43-46, 48, 50, 52-53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 68, 70, 73-75, 77, 79, 82-83, 85, 87, 90-91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 101-102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116-118, 120, 122, 123-124, 126, 128, 130, 132, 134-136, 138, 140, 142, 144, 146, 148, 150, 152-153
山本善之/ Yoshiyuki Yamamoto
40
金島邦夫/ Kunio Kaneshima
42
高田茂祝/ Shigenori Takada
54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 67, 69, 72, 75, 78, 80-81, 84, 86, 88-89, 92, 94, 96, 98, 100, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, 113, 115-116, 119, 121, 123, 125, 127, 129, 131, 133, 135, 137, 139, 141, 143, 145, 147, 149, 151-153
山口俊和/ Toshikazu Yamaguchi
71, 76

作画監督Animation Supervisor
The animation supervisor is the person who oversees, checks, and corrects the key animators’ drawings. The corrections can be for many reasons but are most often to bring the characters “on model” so that they more accurately reflect the original character designs. They often work closely with the Chief Animator and Chief Designer, but overall, the final look of the episode hinges on the artistic abilities of the animation supervisor.
前田 実/ Minoru Maeda
1, 4, 8-9, 15, 22, 29, 36, 50, 57, 64, 71, 82, 89, 97, 104, 112, 119, 125, 132, 139, 146, 153
竹内留吉/ Tomekichi Takeuchi
2, 10, 19, 26, 32, 40, 43, 48, 55, 61, 68, 75, 83, 90, 94, 102, 108, 116, 122, 129, 136, 143, 150
内山まさゆき/ Masayuki Uchiyama
3, 6, 11, 16, 20, 23, 27, 31, 34, 38, 41, 44, 46, 49, 52, 54, 58, 62, 65, 69, 72, 78, 84-85, 87, 91, 93, 96, 101, 105, 109, 111, 115, 118, 120

After episode 120, Uchiyama Masayuki’s name is written in kanji as 内山正幸.
海老沢幸男/ Yukio Ebisawa
5, 12, 18, 25, 33, 39, 45, 56, 63, 70, 77, 81, 86, 92, 99, 106, 113, 124, 131, 138, 145, 152
進藤満尾/ Mitsuo Shindō
7, 13, 17, 24, 30, 37, 42, 47, 53, 60, 67, 74, 79, 88, 95, 103, 110, 114, 121, 128, 135, 142, 149
青嶋克己/ Katsumi Aoshima
14, 21, 28, 35, 51, 59, 66, 73, 100, 107, 117, 126, 133, 141, 148
小原太一郎/ Tai’ichirō Ohara
76, 80, 98
内山正幸/ Masayuki Uchiyama
123, 127, 130, 134, 137, 140, 144, 147, 151

絵コンテStoryboard
The term ekonte (絵コンテ) is a combination of the Japanese words for “picture” and “continuity board”, but is typically referred to using the generic English animation term “storyboard”. Storyboards are sequential drawings detailing the major scenes of the series and include information about dialogue, music, camera work. They serve as a basis for the animators to create their layouts and key drawings. Individual episode directors draw their own storyboards, which act as the visual script for the episode, under the guidance of the series director. The use of a separate storyboard artist credit does occur when the episode director is strapped for time or otherwise a bad artist.
遠藤克己/ Katsumi Endō
7
有迫俊彦/ Toshihiko Arisako
8, 12
永丘昭典/ Akinori Nagaoka
13
海老沢幸男/ Yukio Ebisawa
18, 56, 63, 106, 120, 131
いわなみはるき/ Haruki Iwanami
21, 25, 70, 74
今沢哲男/ Tetsuo Imazawa
45
東野竜夫/ Tatsuo Higashino
49
楠田 悟/ Satoru Kusuda
85, 99, 105, 110, 115, 128
青嶋克己/ Katsumi Aoshima
100, 117
葛西 治/ Osamu Kasai
123, 127
佐藤 豊/ Yutaka Satō
124
西尾大介/ Daisuke Nishio
130

演出(Episode) Director
The director, often referred to as the episode director, is one of the most difficult and most important jobs in the production process of a single episode. They are the go-between for the series director and the rest of the staff. They are responsible for checking and supervising the episode throughout its production, from initial story to the final released product, and in many cases, have almost total control over it. They typically check the animation drawings as they are being worked on, set up each scene before it goes to photography and supervises the sound, voice recordings, and all of the editing, amongst many other jobs.
岡崎 稔/ Minoru Okazaki
1, 4, 9, 15, 22, 29, 36, 42, 50, 57, 64, 71, 76, 82, 84, 89, 97, 104, 112, 119, 122, 125, 132, 139, 146, 153
西尾大介/ Daisuke Nishio
2, 5, 11, 16, 20, 23, 28, 31, 35, 53, 58, 60, 65, 67, 81, 85, 88, 91, 93, 96, 101, 107, 110-111, 115-116, 138, 144, 149
竹之内和久/ Kazuhisa Takenōchi
3, 6, 10, 14, 19, 24, 27, 30, 33, 37, 39, 41, 44-46, 49, 51, 54, 56, 59, 62, 66, 69, 72, 74, 77, 79, 86, 92, 95, 99, 102, 106, 109, 113, 134, 136, 142, 147, 151
上田芳裕/ Yoshihiro Ueda
7-8, 12, 18, 21, 25-26, 32, 34, 40, 43, 48, 52, 55, 61, 63, 68, 70, 73, 75, 78, 80, 87, 90, 94, 98, 103, 105, 108, 114, 118, 121, 123, 126-127, 129, 133, 137, 145, 150
佐藤 豊/ Yutaka Satō
13, 17
遠藤勇二/ Yūji Endō
38, 47
有迫俊彦/ Toshihiko Arisako
83
橋本光夫/ Mitsuo Hashimoto
100, 117, 120, 124, 128, 130-131, 135, 143, 152
葛西 治/ Osamu Kasai
140-141, 148