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Sunao Katabuchi Portrait
"...when I came up with the idea with the Yellow Squadron the developers came up with [Mobius] 1. It was a good environment where we were able to [inspire] each other."
― Katabuchi on Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies[1]

Sunao Katabuchi is a Japanese TV artist and member of animation studio Studio 4°C. He is known for directing or writing the script of various Japanese animated series and films, including Kiki's Delivery Service, Card Captor Sakura, Monster and Black Lagoon.

In the Ace Combat series, Katabuchi was the side story director of Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies, as well as the screenplay director of Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War. Regarding Ace Combat 04, Katabuchi said its storyboard "wasn't as tough as TV animation because it didn't move", but that he "tried to make it have a more live-action feel".[2] He also came up with the concept of Yellow Squadron, which led to the concept of Mobius 1.[1]

Katabuchi will reprise his role as screenplay director for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 KR_KS comments on Hello Reddit! I am Sunao Katabuchi, director & writer of Black Lagoon & Mai Mai Miracle! AMA!. Reddit. Published on February 28, 2014. Retrieved on May 3, 2016.
  2. BakersCat comments on Hello Reddit! I am Sunao Katabuchi, director & writer of Black Lagoon & Mai Mai Miracle! AMA!. Reddit. Published on February 28, 2014. Retrieved on May 3, 2016.
  3. 『エースコンバット7』開発陣インタビュー完全版! 「3つの軸を追求します」. Famitsu. Published December 17, 2015. Retrieved December 19, 2015.