Yoshimi Itazu

Born in 1980, Itazu started working in the anime industry at the age of 18. He worked as an animator for “KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops” series (2004), “Paprika” (2006), and “Wind Rises” (2013). He served as the character designer, animation director, and an animator for “MISS HOKUSAI” (2015), and he was the co-assistant animation director for “The Deer King” (2022). He made his TV series directorial debut with “Welcome to the Ballroom” (MBS/2017), and “The Concierge” is his anime film directorial debut.