Minoru Okazaki (岡崎 稔; born on September 27, 1942) is a Japanese anime series director from Osaka who works for SynergySP.
Wanting to work on live-action films, Minoru Okazaki moved from Osaka to Tokyo. Thanks to a friend from junior high school who became animator, Minoru Okazaki helped in the creation of the animation production companies Hatenapuro in 1964. In the same year, he worked on the storyboard and a debuted as director for the anime TV show Astro Boy for Mushi Production.
During the course of his career, Minoru Okazaki was a director for Dr. Slump and Arale-chan, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and the Dr. Slump remake. He also directed the movies Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hello! Wonder Island, Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hoyoyo, Great Round-the-World Race, Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle, and Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure, and Kennosuke-sama.
In 1998, he helped in the creation of the animation studio SynergySP with Hiroshi Wagatsuma. Outside of the anime adaptations of Akira Toriyama's manga series, Minoru Okazaki worked on Bug tte Honey, Dracula: Sovereign Of The Damned, Ganbare!! Tabuchi-kun!!, Gegege no Kitaro: Jigoku Hen, Hai Step Jun, Hajime Ningen Gyatoruz, Hana no Kakaricho, Hana no Ko Lunlun, Lupin the 3rd, Mahō no Mako-chan, Mahou Shoujo Lalabel, Majokko Megu-chan, Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture - Prince of Darkness, Megaman, Muu no Hakugei, New Gigantor, Ninja Ryukenden, O-bake no... Holly, Puttsun Make LOVE, (The) Rose of Versailles, Tiger Mask, and Touch: Are kara, Kimi wa... - Miss Lonely Yesterday.
|Dr. Slump Production Staff|
|Assistants||Hisashi Tanaka • Takashi Matsuyama|
|Directors||Tokizō Tsuchiya • Minoru Okazaki • Akinori Nagaoka • Kazuhisa Takenouchi • Daisuke Nishio • Mitsuo Hashimoto • Shigeyasu Yamauchi • Yoshihiro Ueda • Yoshiki Shibata|
|Producers||Keizo Shichijo • Matsuji Kishimoto • Kōzō Morishita • Tomio Anzai • Tsutomu Tomari • Tan Takaiwa • Seiichi Hiruta|
|Screenwriters||Satoru Nishizono • Masaki Tsuji • Michiru Shimada • Shunichi Yukimuro • Yasushi Hirano • Tomoko Konparu • Takao Koyama • Toshiki Inoue • Keiji Terui • Yoshifumi Yuki • Aya Matsui|
|Art directors||Mitsuo Shindō • Hiromitsu Shiozaki • Yuji Ikeda • Shigenori Takada|
|Anime designers||Toyoo Ashida • Sachio Ebisawa • Minoru Maeda • Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru • Tadayoshi Yamamuro • Shinji Koike|
|Key Animation||Masayuki Uchiyama • Hiromi Matsushita • Mamito Tayama • Yasuhiro Nakura|
|Special Effects||Hidenori Arai|
|Music composers||Shunsuke Kikuchi • Takeo Watanabe|