Animator and film director known for his work on the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
He made short films for Japanese Cultural Festivals and worked as an animator on The Super Dimension Fortress Macross.
His anime TV series Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water won the Animage Anime Grand Prix in 1990.
He married comics artist Moyoko Anno in 2002.
He and Hayao Miyazaki became two of Japan's most revered animators.