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Was born in 19th September, 1967 in Toyama, Japan and he is a film director and animator.

Hosoda graduated from Kanazawa College of Art on oil painting. He was first employed at Toei Animation and since 2005 he is working for Madhouse.


He called the public attention in the early 2000’s with the first two films in the “Digimon Adventure” series and the sixth film of the “One Piece” series: “One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island”. In the later 2000’s, he diversified more with other films, including 2006’s “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”, 2009’s “Summer Wars”, and 2012’s “Wolf Children”.

Hosoda was commissioned by Studio Ghibli to direct “Howl’s Moving Castle” but left the project during the early production stages.