Kenichi Otomo

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Kenichi Otomo

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Gender: Male
Date of birth: Unknown
Place of birth: Japan
Location: Japan

Kenichi Otomo (大友 健一 Ōtomo Ken'ichi?) is a japanese animation director active since 1984.

Works in Detective Conan

Otomo first started in Detective Conan in 2009, as an animator in A Fool's Inheritance, directed by Masatomo Sudo, Junko Yamanaka and Seiji Muta. The rhythm of his commissions then progressively augmented and, in 2010, Otomo was appointed to animation director for episode 587, which he directed along with Miharu Nagano. Since then, he has mainly worked with Nobuharu Kamanaka, Nobuyuki Iwai, Chiemi Hironaka, Miharu Nagano and Akira Yoshimura.

In 2011 and 2012, Otomo participed in the Magic Kaito TV specials as assistant director. Under Koujin Ochi, Otomo was mainly paired with director Akira Yoshimura. Later on, with the arrival of Yasuichiro Yamamoto as director, Otomo worked with Kamanaka. After Kamanaka was appointed as co-director, Otomo's participations became less frequent.

Other notable works


  • Battle Royal High School : In-between animation
  • Bayonetta: Bloody Fate : Animator
  • Blood Blockade Battlefront : Key animation
  • Bungo Stray Dogs : Key animation
  • Chaika - The Coffin Princess : Key animation
  • Eden of the East : Second key animation
  • Fafner EXODUS : Key animation
  • Gugure! Kokkuri-san : Key animation
  • Hoshi Neko Fullhouse : Key animation
  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes : Key animation, In-between animation
  • Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie : Key animation
  • Maryū Senki : In-between animation
  • Mazinger Edition Z : Key animation
  • My Hero Academia : Key animation
  • Noblesse : Key animation
  • Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Kenshirō-den : Key animation
  • Show By Rock!! : Key animation
  • Soreike! Anpanman: Tobase! Kibō no Handkerchief : Key animation
  • The Story of Fifteen Boys : Key animation
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya : Line animation director
  • To Love Ru: Darkness : Key animation
  • Tokyo ESP : Key animation
  • Topo Gigio : Animation check, Key animation, In-between animation
  • Unlimited Psychic Squad : Key animation
  • Yumemiru Topo Gigio : Animation check, Key animation


  1. Page partially or completely translated from the Chinese version of November 1st, 2022.
  2. IMDB
  3. Anime News Network
  4. Detective Conan Staff Listing