Kazuya Tsurumaki is an anime director working for Studio Gainax, who could be considered the successor to Hideaki Anno. He started out working with Anno on Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water and Neon Genesis Evangelion. After Anno quit working on Kare Kano due to Creative Differences, Tsurumaki took over the director's duties. Since then, he has worked on several major projects for Gainax, including the remake of Anno's magnum opus. FLCL is perhaps his best-known work (in the West at least) as well as the only thing he's directed that Anno didn't somehow have a hand in.


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