Masahiro Hosoda

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Masahiro Hosoda

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Gender: Male
Date of birth: July 23, 1961[1]
Place of birth: Saitama Prefecture, Japan[1]
Position: Storyboard
Episode director
Studio: Toei Animation
Years active: 1982-present
Aliases: ほそだ まさひろ

Masahiro Hosoda (細田 雅弘 Hosoda Masahiro?) is a Japanese technical director. He takes part in the production of Detective Conan anime.


In 1982, Masahiro Hosoda joined Toei Animation (東映アニメーション)[1][2]. At that time around, he took up the tutelage of Kozo Morishita (森下 孝三)[2]. Later, in 1984, Hosoda became an episode director for the first time by directing the 30th episode of Video Warrior Laserion (ビデオ戦士レザリオン). Thereafter, he constantly served as scoreboard artist, technical director, and even series director under Toei Animation works.

In 2013, his directed movie of Dragon Ball titled Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (ドラゴンボールZ 神と神) grossed 2.99 billion yen[3].

In the Detective Conan anime, Hosoda joined the production in 2004, starting with storyboard work of Episode 357: Sweetheart is an Illusion of Spring; in 2008 he quit the production team after directing Episode 520: Red Wine Indictment and has not returned yet.

Works in Detective Conan


Participation in: 6 cases (7 episodes)

Jpn# Int# Episode title Original broadcast Role Note
357 388 Sweetheart is an Illusion of Spring April 26, 2004 Storyboard
476 516 Genta's Certain Kill Shot (Part 1) June 25, 2007 Episode director
497 544 Clash of Red and Black (Awakening) February 25, 2008 Episode director
501 548 Clash of Red and Black (Suspicion) April 14, 2008 Episode director
507 554 The Blind Spot in the Karaoke Box (Part 1) June 30, 2008 Episode director
512 559 The Broken Horoscope August 11, 2008 Episode director
520 569 Red Wine Indictment December 15, 2008 Episode director

Other notable works


  • Ai to Yūki no Pig Girl Tonde Būrin: Storyboard, Episode director
  • Beet the Vandel Buster: Storyboard, Episode director
  • BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense. S1 + S2: Storyboard, Episode director
  • Dragon Ball Z: Episode director
  • The File of Young Kindaichi: Storyboard, Episode director
  • Gaiking: Legend of Daikū-maryū (2005): Chief director, Storyboard, Episode director
  • Hunter X Hunter (1999): Storyboard, Episode director
  • Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun: Director, Storyboard, Episode director
  • Naruto Shippūden: Storyboard
  • One Piece (1999): Storyboard, Episode director
  • Saint Seiya: Storyboard, Episode director


  1. Page partially or completely translated from the Chinese version of March 25th, 2024.
  2. 細田雅弘 - Wikipedia
  3. 細田雅弘 - Atwiki
  4. Masahiro Hosoda - Anime News Network
  5. Detective Conan Staff Listing