Takaaki Ishiyama

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Takaaki Ishiyama


Gender: Male
Date of birth: July 21, 1960
Place of birth: Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Position: Storyboard
Years active: 1983-present

Takaaki Ishiyama (石山 貴明 Ishiyama Takaaki?) is a Japanese director and storyboard artist. He takes part in the production of Detective Conan anime. He is always credited as "石山タカ明" in Detective Conan.


Before working as an animator, Takaaki Ishiyama had a will of becoming a mangaka, this is because that his uncle was a political mangaka who worked for Niigata Nippo Newspaper, and he was greatly inspired by classic Japanese animations such as Astro Boy (鉄腕アトム) and Tetsujin 28-go (鉄人28号).

After graduating from Tokyo Designer College (東京ネットウエイブ) in 1981, Ishiyama entered animation company Tatsunoko Pro (タツノコプロ). After producing some works done by that company, in 1985, he quit the company and became a freelance technical director ever since.

Ishiyama joined the production of the Detective Conan anime in 2001, starting with Episode 261: The Fearful Legend of the Snowy Night (Part 1); in the following year he quit the production team after drawing storyboards for Episode 283: The Mystery of the Water-Flowing Stone Garden (Part 2).

Works in Detective Conan


Participation in: 2 cases (3 episodes)

Jpn# Int# Episode title Original broadcast Role Note
261 280 The Fearful Legend of the Snowy Night (Part 1) December 10, 2001 Storyboard
262 281 The Fearful Legend of the Snowy Night (Part 2) December 17, 2001 Storyboard
283 205 The Mystery of the Water-Flowing Stone Garden (Part 2) June 24, 2002 Storyboard

Other notable works


  • 18if: Director, Screenplay, Storyboard, Episode director, Key animation
  • Bit the Cupid: Storyboard, Episode director
  • BLUELOCK: Storyboard, Assistant episode director
  • Fairy Musketeers: Director, Storyboard, Layout supervisor, Theme song lyrics
  • Hello Kitty's Animation Theater: Storyboard, Episode director
  • Kaze no Yojimbo: Storyboard, Episode director
  • Konchu Monogatari Minashigo Hutch: Storyboard, Episode director
  • Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals: Storyboard
  • One Piece (1999): Episode director
  • Pokémon: Storyboard
  • Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts: Storyboard, Episode director
  • Viewtiful Joe: Director, Screenplay, Storyboard, Episode director


  1. 石山タカ明 - Wikipedia
  2. Takaaki Ishiyama - Anime News Network
  3. Detective Conan Staff Listing