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Production Guide

Dragon Ball Z 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.
小山高生/ Takao Koyama
1-2, 5, 8, 12, 20, 22-23, 26, 34, 39, 42, 57, 81-82, 101-102, 118, 120, 122, 133-134, 157-158, 193, 200, 209, 218-219, 237-242, 254; SP1
隅沢克之/ Katsuyuki Sumisawa
2-3, 9, 13, 15, 18, 24, 29, 32, 36-37, 40, 43, 45, 49, 52, 56, 60-61, 65-66, 74-78, 83-86, 96-100, 108-116, 127, 131-132, 138-144, 148-149, 159-161, 166, 169-170, 177-178, 184-187, 191-192, 216-217; SP1
井上敏樹/ Toshiki Inoue
4, 11, 27, 31
照井啓司/ Keiji Terui
6-7, 10, 16, 21, 30, 33, 38, 41, 44, 48, 54-55, 62, 68
戸田博史/ Hiroshi Toda
14, 17, 19, 25, 28, 35, 46, 50, 53, 58, 63-64, 73, 92-95, 103-107, 121, 123, 126, 128-130, 136-137, 145, 153-154, 164-165, 173-175, 179-183, 188, 190, 194, 201, 207-208, 211-214, 220-225, 231-232, 245-248, 255-256, 260-262, 267-268, 278-280; SP2
松井亜弥/ Aya Matsui
42, 47, 51, 59, 67, 69-72, 79-80, 87-91, 117, 119, 124-125, 135, 146-147, 150-152, 162-163, 167-168, 171, 189, 195-199, 205-206
植竹須美男/ Sumio Uetake
155-156, 172, 176, 210, 215, 229-230, 253, 266
あかほりさとる/ Satoru Akahori
202
菅 良幸/ Yoshiyuki Suga
203-204
久保田雅史/ Masashi Kubota
226-228, 234-236, 243, 249-252, 263, 269-273, 281-283, 289-291
おおいとしのぶ/ Shinobu Ōito
233
吉田玲子/ Reiko Yoshida
244, 259
前川 淳/ Atsushi Maekawa
257-258, 264-265, 274-277, 284-288

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.
池田祐二/ Yūji Ikeda
1-6
高田茂祝/ Shigenori Takada
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 45-46, 48, 50, 52
山元健生/ Tatsuo Yamamoto
3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43
長崎 斉/ Hitoshi Nagasaki
44, 47, 49, 51, 61, 65
吉田智子/ Tomoko Yoshida
53, 56-57, 60, 64, 68, 71, 74, 77, 87, 90, 93, 96, 99, 102, 105, 108, 111, 114, 118, 122, 126, 130, 134, 139, 142-143, 146, 148, 150, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160, 162, 164, 166, 168, 170, 172, 174, 176, 178-180, 182-184, 186-187, 190, 194, 200, 204, 208, 212, 216, 220, 224, 228-229, 232, 234, 236, 238, 240, 242, 244, 246, 248, 250, 252, 254, 256, 258, 262, 266, 268, 270, 272, 274, 276, 278, 280, 282, 284-285, 287, 289, 291; SP1
藤田 勉/ Tsutomu Fujita
54, 56, 58, 62, 66, 70, 73, 76, 79, 82, 85, 88, 91, 94, 97, 101, 106, 109, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 131, 135, 137, 211, 215, 219, 223, 225
田原優子/ Yūko Tahara
55
高橋 忍/ Shinobu Takahashi
59, 63
小板橋かよ子/ Kayoko Koitabashi
67, 69, 75, 78, 81, 84
市原よう子/ Yōko Ichihara
72
松宮正純/ Masazumi Matsumiya
80, 83
横山千草/ Chigusa Yokoyama
86, 89, 92, 95, 98, 104, 107, 110, 113, 117, 121, 125, 129, 133, 138, 141, 145, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165, 169, 173, 177, 181, 185, 189, 192, 195, 199
中山益男/ Masuo Nakayama
86
渡辺佳人/ Yoshito Watanabe
100, 103, 136
松本健治/ Kenji Matsumoto
115, 119, 123, 127, 132, 140, 144, 151, 155, 159, 163, 167, 171, 175, 193, 197, 201, 203, 205, 207, 209, 213, 217, 221, 227, 235, 239, 243, 247, 251, 255, 259, 263, 267, 271, 275, 279, 283, 288
宮前光春/ Mitsuharu Miyamae
147, 233, 237, 241, 245, 249, 253, 257, 261, 265, 269, 273, 277, 281, 286, 290
鷲崎 博/ Hiroshi Washizaki
SP2
常盤庄司/ Shōji Tokiwa
188, 191, 196, 198, 202, 206, 210, 214, 218, 222, 226, 230, 260, 264
徳重 賢/ Ken Tokushige
231

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.
内山正幸/ Masayuki Uchiyama
1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 18, 22, 26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 42, 45, 49, 53, 55, 59, 62, 67, 72, 74, 79, 83, 85, 88, 92, 96, 100, 102, 105, 108, 113, 118, 123, 128, 132, 136, 141, 145, 149, 151, 156, 161, 165, 169, 172, 178, 181, 186, 190, 194, 197, 203, 208, 212, 218, 223, 228, 233, 238, 243, 248, 254, 259, 265, 269, 273, 278, 283, 288
青嶋克己/ Katsumi Aoshima
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
進藤満尾/ Mitsuo Shindō
3, 10, 17, 24, 37, 43, 50, 52, 57, 60, 65, 69, 73, 78, 82, 86, 91, 97, 101, 106, 111, 116
竹内留吉/ Tomekichi Takeuchi
4, 11, 19, 25, 31, 36, 40, 47, 54, 58, 63
海老沢幸男/ Yukio Ebisawa
6, 13, 20, 27, 33, 39, 46, 51, 56, 61, 66, 71, 75, 80, 84, 89, 94, 99, 104, 110, 115, 121, 126, 131, 135, 139, 144, 148, 153, 158, 163, 167, 171, 176, 183, 189, 193, 198, 204, 210, 213, 217, 224, 230, 237, 244, 250, 256, 262, 270, 275, 282, 290
前田 実/ Minoru Maeda
7, 14, 21, 28, 34, 41, 48, 70, 77, 90, 95, 107, 112, 117, 124, 142, 154, 164; SP2
中鶴勝祥/ Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru
44, 120; SP1
佐藤正樹/ Masaki Satō
64
島貫正弘/ Masahiro Shimanuki
68, 76, 81, 87, 93, 160, 166, 170, 175, 180, 187, 205, 211, 219, 225
久田和也/ Kazuya Hisada
98, 103, 109, 114, 119, 125, 130, 134, 140, 146, 150, 155, 231, 268, 281, 287
山室直儀/ Tadayoshi Yamamuro
122, 127, 133, 137, 143, 147, 152, 157, 162, 168, 173, 185, 200, 206, 232, 242, 249, 255, 285
井手武生/ Takeo Ide
129, 138
宮原直樹/ Naoki Miyahara
159, 199, 280, 289
増永計介/ Keisuke Masunaga
174, 179, 184, 191, 195, 201, 207, 214, 220, 226, 234, 239, 247, 253, 260, 266, 274, 279
服部一郎/ Ichirō Hattori
177
袴田裕二/ Yūji Hakamada
182, 188, 192, 196, 202, 209, 215, 221, 227, 235, 240, 258, 264, 272, 277, 286
石川晋吾/ Shingo Ishikawa
216, 222, 229, 236, 241, 246, 251, 257, 263, 271, 276, 284, 291
林 委千夫/ Ichio Hayashi
245
北條直明/ Naoaki Hōjō
252, 261, 267

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.
青嶋克己/ Katsumi Aoshima
16
葛西 治/ Osamu Kasai
24
竹之内和久/ Kazuhisa Takenōchi
26, 89, 121-122
山内重保/ Shigeyasu Yamauchi
62
西尾大介/ Daisuke Nishio
81, 91, 142
小坂春女/ Harumi Kosaka
87
橋本光夫/ Mitsuo Hashimoto
100
菊池一仁/ Kazuhito Kikuchi
151, 159
上田芳裕/ Yoshihiro Ueda
265

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 show throughout the 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.
西尾大介/ Daisuke Nishio
1, 12, 25, 31, 35, 39, 67, 73, 102, 107, 117, 141, 145, 149, 153, 162, 168, 174, 179, 186, 192, 197, 202
葛西 治/ Osamu Kasai
2, 9, 17, 198, 206, 215, 224, 231, 268, 278, 288
竹之内和久/ Kazuhisa Takenōchi
3, 5, 10, 15, 19, 22
上田芳裕/ Yoshihiro Ueda
4, 8, 11, 18, 23, 26, 29, 32, 38, 43, 47, 51, 56, 60, 65, 70, 74, 78, 81, 83, 86, 89-90, 94, 98, 103, 108, 113, 119, 125, 129, 133, 138, 140, 144, 148, 152, 157, 171, 178, 185, 205, 209, 214, 218, 220, 223, 227, 249, 254, 260, 263, 267, 270, 273, 277, 281, 285, 290; SP2
橋本光夫/ Mitsuo Hashimoto
6, 13, 16, 20, 27, 33, 40, 46, 50, 52, 58, 72, 75, 92, 105, 110, 115, 120-121, 126, 131, 135, 139, 143, 146, 150-151, 154, 158, 163, 169, 172, 177, 184, 195, 200, 203, 210, 213, 216, 222, 226, 229, 233, 237, 241, 245, 248, 253, 259, 262, 266, 287; SP1
岡崎 稔/ Minoru Okazaki
7, 14, 21, 28, 34, 41, 48, 54, 64, 69, 77
折目達也/ Tatsuya Orime
24, 30, 36, 44, 55, 61, 66, 71, 76, 79, 84
松浦錠平/ Jōhei Matsūra
37, 42, 59
山内重保/ Shigeyasu Yamauchi
45, 49, 53, 57, 95, 99, 104, 109, 114, 118, 123, 128, 132, 136, 147, 156, 160, 167, 190, 207, 212, 232, 236, 239, 243, 247, 252, 256, 272, 275, 279, 283
藤瀬順一/ Jun’ichi Fujise
62, 68, 80, 91, 96, 100, 112, 122, 127, 134, 142, 155, 161, 166, 235, 244, 257, 282
菊池一仁/ Kazuhito Kikuchi
63, 82, 85, 88, 93, 97, 101, 106, 111, 116, 124, 130, 137, 164, 175, 181, 187, 191, 196, 201, 208, 217, 221, 225, 228, 230, 234, 238, 242, 246, 250, 255, 261, 264, 269, 271, 274, 276, 280, 284, 289
山口彰彦/ Akihiko Yamaguchi
87
今村隆寛/ Takahiro Imamura
159, 204, 211, 219, 251, 258, 286, 291
細田雅弘/ Masahiro Hosoda
165, 173, 182, 188, 193
芝田浩樹/ Hiroki Shibata
170, 176, 183, 189, 194, 199, 240
梅澤淳稔/ Atsutoshi Umezawa
180
門田英彦/ Hidehiko Kadota
265