|Born||January 13, 1956|
|Occupation||Anime director, producer, photography director|
Daichi is a native of Gunma Prefecture and a graduate of Tokyo Polytechnic University. He originally aspired to be a stage photographer, but entered the employ of Tokyo Animation Film, an anime photography company. His first work in the industry was as photography director for the Doraemon movie History of Nobita's Outer Space Trailblazing (ドラえもん のび太の宇宙開拓史). After five years, Daichi changed jobs and worked for a video production company making karaoke videos among other things, but he later returned to the anime industry and focused on direction. In 1994, he attracted attention for his storyboard work on Akazukin Chacha, and in 1995 he made his debut as a series director on Nurse Angel Ririka SOS.
Sexual harassment allegations
In 2018 and 2019, voice actress Hiroko Konishi alleged that she was propositioned by her manager to enter a mixed bath with Daichi in the nude and was blacklisted from the voice acting industry when she refused.
Works (as director)
- Nurse Angel Ririka SOS (1995)
- Elf Princess Rane (1995)
- Kodomo no Omocha (Kodocha: Sana's Stage) (1996–1998)
- Ojarumaru (1998)
- Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san (1998)
- Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl (1999)
- Now and Then, Here and There (1999)
- Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran (2000)
- Fruits Basket (2001)
- Animation Runner Kuromi (2001)
- Atashin'chi (2002)
- Animation Runner Kuromi 2 (2004)
- Makasete Iruka! (Grrl Power!) (2004)
- Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl 2 (2004)
- Legendz (2004)
- Gag Manga Biyori (2005)
- We Were There (2006)
- Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki (2012)
- Kamisama Kiss (2012-2015)
- DD Fist of the North Star (2013)
- Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō (2016)
- Nobunaga no Shinobi (2017)
- Nobunaga no Shinobi: Anegawa Ishiyama-hen (2018)
- Meiji Tokyo Renka (2019)
- Loveridge, Lynzee (2018-06-08). "Voice Actress Hiroko Konishi Reveals Industry Disagreements About Ojarumaru Role". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
- Morrissy, Kim (2019-02-13). "Voice Actress Hiroko Konishi Shares Her #MeToo Story". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
- "Kamisama Kiss and Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor Released Monday". Anime News Network. 2014-07-13. Retrieved 2014-08-31.
- Daichi's homepage (Japanese)
- Akitaro Daichi at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Daichi at AnimeNEXT 2005 convention
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