Osamu Dezaki

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Osamu Dezaki (出﨑 統, Dezaki Osamu), also known as Makura Saki (崎枕, Saki Makura) was a Japanese anime director. He directed numerous anime series, including Ashita no Joe and Ashita no Joe 2.

Dezaki is known for pioneering several techniques in anime, perhaps the most notable being postcard memories. Recurring motifs in his works include seagulls, excessive usage of sparkles and dutch angles.

He passed away at 67 years old on April 17, 2011 due to lung cancer.

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