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Otsuka Takashi (大塚隆史 Ōtsuka Takashi?) is a director and animator who has worked mostly for Toei Animation.

He started work on the Pretty Cure franchise as an assistant episode director for Futari wa Pretty Cure and Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart, but would become fully promoted to main episode director starting with Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star. He continued in that role for the following seasons, and also directed the DX trilogy of the Pretty Cure All Stars movies and Pretty Cure All Stars: GoGo Dream Live animated short. After that, he was the series director for Smile Pretty Cure!, even storyboarding for its OP and movie. His recent work on the franchise has been occasional, usually directing or storyboarding just one episode a season.

Work in Pretty Cure

Series Year Episode Director Storyboard Series Director
Futari wa Pretty Cure 2004 - 2005 33*, 36*, 38*, 40*, 43*, 45*, 47*
Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart 2005 - 2006 01*, 03*, 05*, 07*, 10*, 15, 17*, 19*, 22*, 24*, 26*, 28*, 30*, 33*, 35, 47*
Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star 2006 - 2007 02, 08, 15, 25, 35, 40, 43, 48
Yes! Pretty Cure 5 2007 - 2008 03, 12, 19, 27, 30, 34, 47
Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! 2008 - 2009 04, 11, 18, 22, 27 GoGo Dream Live
Fresh Pretty Cure! 2009 - 2010 36, 43 Everyone is Friends☆The Collection of Miracles!
Heartcatch Pretty Cure! 2010 - 2011 19, 30 Light of Hope☆Protect the Rainbow Jewel!
Suite Pretty Cure♪ 2011 - 2012 Deliver the Future! The Rainbow☆Flower That Connects the World!
Smile Pretty Cure! 2012 - 2013 01, 05, 23, 35, 48 OP,
Big Mismatch in a Picture Book!
Happiness Charge Pretty Cure! 2014 - 2015 44 44
Go! Princess Pretty Cure 2015 - 2016 37 The Spring Carnival♪
Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure! 2016 - 2017 49
Star☆Twinkle Pretty Cure 2019 - 2020 45

*Assistant Episode Director role

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