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Yasuji MORI

森 康二
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Given name (in kanji): 康二
Date of birth: 1925-01-28
(1947) Hired by Nihon Dôgasha (Nichidô)
(1948) Graduates from National University of Fine Arts in Tokyo.
(1956) Nichidô acquired by Tôei and re-named to Tôei Dôga
(1975) Joined Nippon Animation
Date of death: 1992-09-04
Influenced by American animated shorts, and despite a degree in architecture from the National University of Fine Arts in Tokyo, Yasuji Mori decided that he wanted to be an animator.
He joined Nichidô in 1947, Nichidô was then aquired by Toei in 1956 and renamed Tôei Dôga. During his years at Tôei Dôga as a senior animator Mori was partially responsible for creating and refining the Tôei Dôga style and therefore a major influence on Anime. According to Isao Takahata (Takahata worked under Mori at Tôei Dôga), Mori's influence on the world of Japanese animation was "incalculable."
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