Shinaki Saitou

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Shinaki Saitou

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Gender: Male
Location: Japan
Position: Animation director
Years active: 1997-2009
First name can also be Shinmei and Ara'aki.

Shinaki Saitou (斎藤 新明 Saitō Shin'aki?) is a Japanese animator. He only does animation director work in Detective Conan anime.


Shinaki Saitou joined the production of the Detective Conan anime in 2008, starting with Episode 498: Clash of Red and Black (Disturbance). In addition, he always partnered with Nobuyuki Iwai when serving as animation director.

In the following year, Saitou quit the production team after finishing the animation correction work of Episode 527: The Malice Hidden Behind the Masque, and has not returned yet.

Works in Detective Conan


Participation in: 5 cases (6 episodes)

Jpn# Int# Episode title Original broadcast Role Note
498 545 Clash of Red and Black (Disturbance) March 3, 2008 Animation director
503 550 Clash of Red and Black (Ready to Die) May 12, 2008 Animation director
509 556 Red, White, Yellow, and the Detective Boys July 14, 2008 Animation director
516 564-565 Furinkazan - The Mysterious Armored Warrior November 3, 2008 Animation director 1 hour
522 572-573 Shinichi's True Face and Ran's Tears January 26, 2009 Animation director 1 hour
527 578 The Malice Hidden Behind the Masque March 2, 2009 Animation director

Other notable works


  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00: 2nd key animation, Key animation
  • Naruto: 2nd key animation, Key animation
  • Shiawase Sou no Okojo-san: Animation director
  • Wolf's Rain: 2nd key animation, Key animation
  • Yes! Precure 5: Animation director, Key animation


  • Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade: In-Between animation (Studio A.P.P.P.)
  • Pia Carrot e Yōkoso!! - Sayaka no Koi Monogatari: Key animation
  • RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio: Key animation


  1. 斎藤新明 - Atwiki (Japanese)
  2. 斎藤新明 - Allcinema (Japanese)
  3. Shinaki Saitou - Anime News Network