Japanese director, writer, producer, animator, editor, cinematographer, and voice actor. He's best known for directing one of the highest-grossing anime film of all time, Your Name.
He studied Japanese literature at Chuo University. He used to draw picture books when he was a member of juvenile literature club in university.
His favorite anime is Hayao Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky.
He has a daughter, Chise Niitsu, with his wife and former actress Chieko Misaka.