Mitsuo Hashimoto (橋本みつお, or 橋本光夫 under its actual spelling) is a Japanese storyboard artist and director of television, OVA, and film anime. While he was under contract with Toei Animation, he also did work for other companies under the name Genjūrō Tachibana (立花源十郎).
After joining Toei Animation, Mitsuo Hashimoto became the assistant director for Dr. Slump and Arale-chan, and he directed the movies Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hoyoyo!! Follow the Rescued Shark..., Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: N-cha! Love Comes From Penguin Village, and Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: N-cha!! Trembling Heart of the Summer. Hashimoto was then promoted to director for the three Dragon Ball TV series. He also served as director for several Dragon Ball OVAs and films, including Goku's Traffic Safety, Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug, Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, and Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon. Mitsuo Hashimoto also worked on Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies, Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle, and Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might.
Outside of Akira Toriyama's mangas, Hashimoto directed B-Legend! Battle Bedaman, Bakugan, Battle B-Daman, Beyblade, Chobits, Galaxy Angel, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo, Maze, Ninku, Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat, Director, and Pipopapo Patrol-kun.
In later years, Mitsuo Hashimoto has worked as a director on mostly independent anime works.
|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|