Kounosuke Uda was born in Shizuoka, Japan in 1966. Uda attended Tokyo Design Academy at Tokyo where he studied animation. Since then he has been working at Toei Animation directing animations including TV series and feature films. Some of Uda’s directed titles are: Sailor MoonGe-Ge-Ge no Kitaro, Young Kindaichi’s Case BookLovely Complex and Galaxy Express 999 Eternal Fantasy . He is also known as the director of the TV series One Piece, which he directed for seven years of the 12 years on-air. Uda also directed two titles of One Piece long feature film.

Accolades

Atsutoshi Umezawa and Uda Kōnosuke
Best Animated Film, 2012

Rainbow Fireflies (Nijiiro Hotaru)

Best Animated Film, 2012

Rainbow Fireflies (Nijiiro Hotaru)

Summer 2002: 12-year-old Yuta, grieving for his father who died in a car accident a year ago, visits a place filled with memories. He meets…

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Films

Rainbow Fireflies
2012

Rainbow Fireflies (Nijiiro Hotaru)

Japan
2012

Rainbow Fireflies (Nijiiro Hotaru)

Summer 2002: 12-year-old Yuta, grieving for his father who died in a car accident a year ago, visits a place filled with memories. He meets…

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