Animator / Director
Junichi Hayama, born December 19, is a Japanese animator with over 30 years of animation experience after starting his career in 1983. He trained with animator Masami Suda while they worked together on "Fist of the North Star." Hayama is credited for his work as director, character director and chief animation director for the OVA "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood." Some highlights from Hayama's extensive career include animation director for "Fist of the North Star," "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure," and key animation for "Gundam Build Fighters," "Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story," "Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias" and "Yu-Gi-Oh: The Dark Side of Dimensions."