Was a Japanese director of anime, born on 18th November of 1943 in Shinagawa, Tokyo. Desaki died from lung cancer on April 17, 2011, at the age of 67.
Dezaki started out as a manga artist in high school. In 1963, he joined studio Mushi Productions and in 1972 joined Maruyama and founded Madhouse Studio. Dezaki was known for his distinct visual style, which makes use of split screen, stark lighting and pastel freeze frames that he called “postcard memories” which many consider to be his most famous trademark. They feature a process whereby the screen fades into a detailed “painting” of the simpler original animation. Many of his techniques became popular and came to be seen as special techniques of Japanese animation.
His most famous works were “Astro Boy” working as the Animator and episode Director, from 1963 to 1966 on Mushi Production; “Aim for the Ace! / Ace o Nerae!” working as Director from 1973 to 1974, already on Madhouse Studio and being his first original video animation ; “The Rose Of Versailles” working as Director from the episode 19 till the end, from 1979 to 1980; He made two tv series based on “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville and based on “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Anderson. Called “Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick” and “The Snow Queen” respectively, being the Director from 1997 to 1999 and Director and Storyboard Artist from 2005 to 2006 correspondingly.
He made various “Lupin III” television specials working as a Director from 1989 from 1995 and work as Director in lots of movies as well. “Air” (2005) and Clannad” (2007) were his last ones.