Kannagi, Wake Up, Girls! Director Yutaka Yamamoto Shares Visual For Project He's 'Considering'
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime director Yutaka Yamamoto (Yamakan) appeared on the "Yamamoto Yutaka x Okada Toshio Kōkai Talk Event ~Boku-tachi no Christmas Night~" (Yutaka Yamamoto x Toshio Okada Open Talk Event: Our Christmas Night) livestream program on Saturday, and revealed during the program that he is "already considering a project" to attach his name to, and revealed a visual for the project during a livestream.
Yamamoto added that more details would be revealed "next year or later." He also stated, "I haven't resigned from anime, so please stop saying I'm a former anime director."
Yamamoto announced on Twitter in May that he was taking an indefinite leave to recuperate after "far too unreasonable circumstances piling up" caused him to be in poor health. Yamamoto founded his studio Ordet in 2008 after leaving Kyoto Animation in 2007. The studio worked on Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens with A-1 Pictures, with Yamamoto as director. He has also directed the Fractale series, and directed and supervised the Wake Up, Girls! idol series and films. The franchise's latest entry, the Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom film, premiered in Japan in December 2015.
Before leaving Kyoto Animation, he most notably served as the series production director on the first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime. He is also credited as an assistant director for Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time, directed and storyboarded episodes of Air, Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, and Kanon. His last work with Kyoto Animation was directing the first four episodes of Lucky Star.