Susumu Mitsunaka

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Susumu Mitsunaka

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Gender: Male
Location: Japan

Susumu Mitsunaka (満仲 勧 Mitsunaka Susumu?), also known by his alias Haruchika Kanatsumi (神奈摘 陽親 Kanatsumi Haruchika?), is a Japanese movie director, storyboard artist and director. Known for his passion of baseball, he was noticed by Tsutomu Mizushima for the realism and fluidity of the batting movements while animating Big Windup!, and Mitsunaka was appointed action animation director for the series in 2010[1]. In December of 2021, he was revealed as the director for movie 25 of Detective Conan, The Bride of Halloween and it was revealed that he worked in series previously under an alias[2].

Works in Detective Conan

Under the name Haruchika Kanatsumi :

Under the name Susumu Mitsunaka :

Other notable works

  • Big Windup! : Assistant animation director, key animation, episode director
  • Black Lagoon (episode 1) : Key animation
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (episode 9) : Key animation
  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie : In-between animation
  • Digimon Tamers: The Adventurers' Battle : In-between animation
  • Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot : Storyboard
  • Haikyu!! : Director, storyboard, episode director, key animation
  • Many more including InuYasha, Pokémon, Bunny Drop, etc.


  1. Wikipedia (Japanese)
  2. Anime News Network
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