Name in Native Language: "りんたろう" (Japanese/JA)
Film Producer / Screenwriter / Film Director / Animator | * 01/22/1941 (80) | Tokyo
Rintaro (りんたろう, Rintarō, born January 22, 1941) is the pseudonym of Shigeyuki Hayashi (林 重行, Hayashi Shigeyuki), a well-known director of anime. He works frequently with the animation studio Madhouse (which he co-founded), though he is a freelance director not employed directly by any one studio. He began working in the animation industry—at age 17—as an in-between animator on the 1958 film Hakujaden. His works have won and been nominated for multiple awards, including a nomination for Best Film (Metropolis) at the 2001 Festival de Cine de Sitges. Rintaro is a fan of science fiction, and has been influenced by American westerns, gangster films, film noir, and French films. Additionally, he was influenced by Osamu Tezuka, and worked with him on Kimba the White Lion and Astro Boy. He said that when he was making Metropolis, which was based on Tezuka's manga of the same name, he "wanted to communicate Tezuka's spirit". Rintaro personally introduced the film at the Big Apple Anime Fest in 2001, where it was screened before its theatrical release by TriStar Pictures. Rintaro has also worked under the name Kuruma Hino, in addition to his best known pseudonym and his birth name. His pseu... ()
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Rintaro, pseudonym of Shigeyuki Hayashi, is a well-known anime director. He works frequently with the animation studio Madhouse (which he co-founded), though he is a freelance director not employed directly by any one studio. He is a founding member of the Japanese Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) labor group.

Most frequent genres for this person: Animation | Science Fiction | Fantasy

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Movies with Rintaro as Actor(2)

Movies with Rintaro as Crew(34)

Directing/Director2012 Lupin VIII
Directing/Director2009 Yona Yona Penguin
Directing/Director2001 Metropolis
Sound/Musician2001 Metropolis
Directing/Director1996 X: The Movie
Writing/Screenplay1996 X: The Movie
Directing/Director1994 Spirit Warrior: Revival of Evil
Directing/Director1992 Download: Devil's Circuit
Writing/Screenplay1992 Download: Devil's Circuit
Directing/Director1992 Spirit Warrior: Revival of Evil
Directing/Director1991 Doomed Megalopolis
Writing/Screenplay1991 Doomed Megalopolis
Writing/Storyboard1991 Doomed Megalopolis
Directing/Director1989 Neo Tokyo
Production/Producer1989 Neo Tokyo
Writing/Screenplay1989 Neo Tokyo
Directing/Director1988 Matasaburo the Wind Boy
Writing/Screenplay1988 Matasaburo the Wind Boy
Art/Assistant Art Director1988 Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis
Production/Producer1987 The Phoenix: Space Chapter
Directing/Director1987 Take the X Train
Writing/Screenplay1987 Take the X Train
Directing/Director1986 The Phoenix: Karma Chapter
Directing/Director1985 The Dagger of Kamui
Production/Producer1985 The Dagger of Kamui
Directing/Director1983 Harmagedon: Genma Wars
Visual Effects/Animation1982 Dr. Slump: "Hoyoyo!" Space Adventure
Directing/Director1981 Adieu Galaxy Express 999
Directing/Director1979 Galaxy Express 999
Directing/Director1964 Astro Boy: The Brave In Space

TV Shows/Series with Rintaro as Crew(3)

Directing/Director2020 The Magic Door
Writing/Storyboard2020 The Magic Door
Directing/Director1975 Wanpaku Omukashi Kumu Kumu

Citizenship: Japan
Born: Wednesday, 01/22 1941 (January) in Tokyo (current age: 80 years + 143 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: Japanese (JA)
Employer: Kyoto Seika University
Member of: Japanese Animation Creators Association
Other names for Rintaro (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Kuruma Hino"
"林 重行"
"Rin Taro"
"Taro Rin"
"Shigeyuki Hayashi"
Rintaro frequently works together with these people:
Mami Koyama (10x, Actress)
Toshiyuki Honda (8x, Crew)
Kaneto Shiozawa (6x, Actor)
Osamu Tezuka (6x, Crew)
Kinichi Ishikawa (6x, Crew)
Leiji Matsumoto (6x, Crew)
Masako Ikeda (6x, Actress)
Masao Maruyama (6x, Crew)
Rica Matsumoto (5x, Actress)
Takamura Mukuo (5x, Crew)
Tomihiko Ohkubo (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:328310, Added: 08/14/2018, Last updated: 05/25/2021