Hajime Kamegaki

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Hajime Kamegaki

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Gender: Male
Date of birth: August 21, 1957
Location: Japan
Position: Director
Storyboard cooperation
Episode director
Mechanical supervisor
Mecahnical animation director
Key animation
Years active: 1984-present

Hajime Kamegaki (亀垣 一 Kamegaki Hajime?), born 21 august 1957, is a Japanese screenplay writer, film director, storyboard artist and producer famous for his movies. He was nominated at 2013 edition of the Japan Academy Film Prize for Animation of the Year for Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie.


Hajime Kamegaki graduated from the animation department of Tokyo Designer Gakuin Vocational School (専門学校東京デザイナー学院), presently known as Tokyo Cool Japan Vocational School. After he debuted as an animator via the anime Invincible Super Man Zambot 3 (無敵超人ザンボット3), he has worked at Studio Z and Studio Z5, and has directed countless works. Surprisingly, still active on the front lines for over 20 years. He often works with fellow anime director Osamu Nabeshima, and is often in charge of direction and storyboarding. Furthermore, whenever he works with Hideyuki Motohashi, they share the penname Shuichi Kamemoto (亀本 秀一 Kamemoto Shūichi?).

Kamegaki first involved in the Detective Conan anime in 2000, starting with the Two Hour Special episode of the new millennium, Episode 174: The Twenty Year Old Murderous Intent: The Symphony Serial Murder Case, and was in charge of its organizer, storyboard, and episode director work; meanwhile manifesting his capability and receiving numerous praises due to the high quality. In 2016, he served as the storyboard for Episodes 804~805: Conan and Ebizo's Kabuki Jūhachiban Mystery, which was made for the 20th anniversary of Detective Conan anime. He was also responsible for the processing of some mechanical shots in the anime: he served as the mechanical supervisor for Episodes 779~783: The Scarlet Return series, and mechanical animation director for Episode 955: The Secret of the Insect Man.

It is worth mentioning that Kamegaki was the director[Note 1] for the crossover special Lupin III vs. Detective Conan.

Scenarios written

Number of case scenarios written: 1 (1 episode)

Other works in Detective Conan


Participation in: 12 cases (19 episodes)

Jpn# Int# Episode title Original broadcast Role Note
174 185-188 The Twenty Year Old Murderous Intent: The Symphony Serial Murder Case January 3, 2000 Organizer, Storyboard, Episode director 2 hours
377 408 Momotarou Mystery Solving Tour (Part 1) November 8, 2004 Storyboard
378 409 Momotarou Mystery Solving Tour (Part 2) November 15, 2004 Storyboard
518 567 Meiji Restoration Mystery Tour (Investigation Chapter) December 1, 2008 Storyboard Mystery tour
519 568 Meiji Restoration Mystery Tour (Decipherment Chapter) December 8, 2008 Storyboard Mystery tour
555 606 Stork Mystery Tour (Haruna's Pursuit Chapter) November 14, 2009 Key animation Mystery tour
779 832 The Scarlet Prologue May 30, 2015 Mechanical supervisor
780 833 The Scarlet Pursuit June 6, 2015 Mechanical supervisor
781 834 The Scarlet Intersection June 13, 2015 Mechanical supervisor
782 835 The Scarlet Return June 20, 2015 Mechanical supervisor
783 836 The Scarlet Truth June 27, 2015 Mechanical supervisor
791 844 Detective Takagi On the Run in Handcuffs September 12, 2015 Key animation
804 857-858 Conan and Ebizo's Kabuki Jūhachiban Mystery (Part 1) January 9, 2016 Storyboard, Episode director 1 hour
805 859-860 Conan and Ebizo's Kabuki Jūhachiban Mystery (Part 2) January 16, 2016 Storyboard 1 hour
907 962 The J League Bodyguard July 14, 2018 Organizer, Storyboard, Episode director
955 1012 The Secret of the Insect Man September 28, 2019 Mecahnical animation director, Key animation
968 1025 Kaiju Gomera vs. Kamen Yaiba (Finale) January 25, 2020 Key animation
1016 1073 The Monorail Sniper Case (Part 1) August 28, 2021 Key animation
1067 1124 The Shopping Center in Love December 24, 2022 Storyboard


Participation in: 17 movies

Movie Title Original airdate Role Note
5 Countdown to Heaven April 21, 2001 Key animation
8 Magician of the Silver Sky April 17, 2004 Key animation
9 Strategy Above the Depths April 9, 2005 Storyboard cooperation
10 The Private Eyes' Requiem April 15, 2006 Storyboard cooperation
11 Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure April 21, 2007 Storyboard cooperation
12 Full Score of Fear April 19, 2008 Storyboard cooperation
13 The Raven Chaser April 18, 2009 Key animation
14 The Lost Ship in the Sky April 17, 2010 Storyboard cooperation
15 Quarter of Silence April 16, 2011 Storyboard cooperation
16 The Eleventh Striker April 14, 2012 Storyboard cooperation, Key animation
17 Private Eye in the Distant Sea April 20, 2013 Key animation
Crossover Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie December 7, 2013 Director, Storyboard, Mechanical animation director, Key animation
19 Sunflowers of Inferno April 18, 2015 Key animation
20 The Darkest Nightmare April 16, 2016 Key animation
21 The Crimson Love Letter April 15, 2017 Key animation
22 Zero the Enforcer April 13, 2018 Key animation
23 The Fist of Blue Sapphire April 12, 2019 Key animation


Participation in: 2 specials

Special Title Original airdate Role Note
3 Lupin III vs. Detective Conan March 27, 2009 Director, Storyboard, Technical director, Mechanical design, Mechanical animation director
6 Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small December 9, 2016 Storyboard, Key animation

Other notable works


  • Digimon: Key animation
  • KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple: Director, storyboard, episode director
  • Kinkyuu Hasshin Saver Kids: Chief director, screenplay, storyboard, episode director, animation director
  • Ganbarist! Shun: Director, Storyboard, Episode Director
  • Naruto: Key animation
  • Lupin III: Mechanical animation director, key animation, mechanical design, storyboard, unit director, director, episode director, animation director
  • Shin Tetsujin 28 (1980): In-between animation, key animation, mechanical animation director
  • Tetsujin 28-go FX: Storyboard, episode director, mechanical animation director
  • Many more including Mobile Suit Gundam, Sailor Moon, Sonic and Urusei Yatsura etc.


  • GoShogun: Mechanical design
  • Kaiketsu Zorori: Director, storyboard
  • Naruto Shippūden: Director, storyboard
  • One Piece: Episode of Chopper - The Miracle Winter Cherry Blossom: Storyboard assistant


  1. 亀垣一 - Wikipedia (Japanese)
  2. IMDb
  3. Anime News Network
  1. ^ Note: Due to the fact that he was frequently involved between Detective Conan and Lupin the Third, he was selected as director accordingly.