1979: Galaxy Express 999
1981: Adieu, Galaxy Express 999: Last Stop Andromeda
1985: The Dagger of Kamui
1986: Phoenix: Karma Chapter
1987: Neo Tokyo: Labyrinth Labyrinthos
1996: X / 1999
2009: Yona Yona Penguin
Rintaro (real name: Shigeyuki Hayashi) was born in 1941 in Tokyo. He entered Toei Animation in 1958 as an in-between animator, before joining Osamu Tezaku’s Mushi Productions. After leaving Mushi in 1971 to become a freelancer, he worked on several TV series and films, such as cult anime Space Pirate Captain Harlock. He made his first animated long feature, Galaxy Express 999 in 1979, before directing 1983’s Harmagedon. He is also the co-director of Metropolis (2001) together with Otomo Katsuhiro.