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Lucky Star Changes Director After Four Episodes

posted on 2007-04-30 05:15 EDT
Yutaka Yamamoto replaced by his Full Metal Panic! sequels' boss, Yasuhiro Takemoto

Kyoto Animation posted a notice on its website that says it decided to replace Yutaka Yamamoto as director of the Lucky Star moe comedy television series with Yasuhiro Takemoto due to performance issues. Yamamoto's last episode, episode 4, has just aired on April 29, while episode 5 is still scheduled to run on May 6 with Takemoto directing.

The new director Takemoto helmed Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu and both Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid television and video projects. The man he replaces, Yamamoto, has been an episode director on a number of series including The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Air, and (while working under Takemoto) Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, but Lucky Star was Yamamoto's first job as series director. Yamamoto's last project before Lucky Star was the 2006 television version of Kanon. His website's contents have been removed with only a short notice in their place.

Source: Moon Phase


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