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Great Anime Directors

Currently, this list only includes feature films, and thus only directors who have gained recognition for feature films. It may be expanded later to include TV series, OVAs, and short films.

This site is inconsistent about whether it uses a translated title or the original, so in cases where it only transliterates the Japanese title the English title is added after.

 

Isao Takahata (1935-2018)

 
1. Little Norse Prince (1968)
2. Chie the Brat (1981)
3. Goshu the Cellist (1982)
4. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
5. Only Yesterday (1991)
6. Pom Poko (1994)
7. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
8. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

Hayao Miyazaki (1941-)

 
9. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
10. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds (1984)
11. Laputa: Castle In the Sky (1986)
12. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
13. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
14. Porco Rosso (1992)
15. Princess Mononoke (1997)
16. Spirited Away (2001)
17. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
18. Ponyo (2008)
19. The Wind Rises (2013)

Rintaro/Shigeyuki Hayashi (1941-)

 
20. Galaxy Express 999: The Signature Edition (1979)
21. Adieu, Galaxy Express 999 (1981)
22. Harmagedon: Genma taisen (1983)
23. Dagger of Kamui (1985)
24. Phoenix: Karma Chapter (1986)
25. X (1996)
26. Metropolis (2001)
27. Yonayona pengin (2009)

Mamoru Oshii (1951-)

 
28. Urusei Yatsura 1: Only You (1983)
29. Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)
30. Patlabor: The Mobile Police (1989)
31. Patlabor 2 (1993)
32. Ghost In the Shell (1995)
33. Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
34. The Sky Crawlers (2008)

Katsuhiro Otomo (1954-)

 
35. Akira (1988)
36. Steamboy (2004)

Hideaki Anno (1960-)

 
37. Evangelion: Death and Rebirth (1997)
38. The End of Evangelion (1997)
39. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
40. Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
41. Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012)

Akiyuki Shinbo (1961-)

 
42. Twilight of the Dark Master (1997)
43. Gekijouban Mahou sensei Negima! Anime Final (2011)
44. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (2012)
45. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal (2012)
46. Gekijouban Mahou shojo Madoka magika Shinpen: Hangyaku no monogatari (2013)  <Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion>
47. Kizumonogatari: I Tekketsu-hen (2016)
48. Kizumonogatari II: Fierce (2016)
49. Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu hen (2017)
50. Fireworks (2017)
51. Zoku Owarimonogatari (2018)

Satoshi Kon (1963-2010)

 
52. Perfect Blue (1998)
53. Millennium Actress (2001)
54. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
55. Paprika (2006)

Masaaki Yuasa (1965-)

 
56. Mind Game (2004)
57. The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2017)
58. Lu Over the Wall (2017)
59. Kimi to, nami ni noretara (2019)  <Ride Your Wave>

Mamoru Hosoda (1967-)

 
60. Digimon the Movie (2000)
61. One piece: Omatsuri danshaku To himitsu no shima (2005)
62. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
63. Summer Wars (2009)
64. Wolf Children (2012)
65. The Boy and the Beast (2015)
66. Mirai no Mirai (2018)

Makoto Shinkai (1973-)

 
67. The Place Promised In Our Early Days (2004)
68. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
69. Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below (2011)
70. Garden of Words (2013)
71. Your Name (2016)
72. Weathering With You (2019)

Naoko Yamada (1984-)

 
73. Eiga Keion! (2011)  <K-On! The Movie>
74. Tamako rabu sutA'rA(R) (2014)  <Tamako Love Story>
75. Koe no katachi (2016)  <A Silent Voice: The Movie>
76. Liz and the Blue Bird (2018)