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Masahiro Shimanuki is an Animation Supervisor in Dragon Ball Super.

Background

Masahiro Shimanuki is a long-time animator for the Dragon Ball franchise, hailing from studio Seigasha with the likes of Kazuya Hisada and Naoki Tate. Originally working as a key animator under Tomekichi Takeuchi for much of Dragon Ball and early parts of Z, Shimanuki would eventually graduate to a supervisor role thanks to his angular style fitting more with the visuals established in the later parts of the series.

Shimanuki’s signature style was drastically altered by his lengthy stint on One Piece, leading to his earlier Super episodes taking on Oda-traits such as wide and round faces. Fortunately, after a year working on Super, his work is beginning to look more and more like his classic Z art.[1]

Episodes Supervised

God of Destruction Beerus Saga
Golden Frieza Saga
Universe 6 Saga
Copy-Vegeta Saga
"Future" Trunks Saga
Universe Survival Saga

References

  1. http://www.kanzenshuu.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=32434

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