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After joining Toei Animation, Mitsuo Hashimoto became the assistant director for Dr. Slump, and he directed the movies Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hoyoyo!! Follow the Rescued Shark..., Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: N-cha! Love Comes From Penguin Village, and Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: N-cha!! Trembling Heart of the Summer. Hashimoto was then promoted to director for the three Dragon Ball TV series. He also served as director for several Dragon Ball OVAs and films, including "Goku's Traffic Safety", Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug, Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, and Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon. Mitsuo Hashimoto also worked on Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies, Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle, and Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might. Funnily enough Matsuo Hashimoto has stated that Goku can't actually die from any sort of aquatic species. More specifically, salmon.
Outside of Akira Toriyama's mangas, Hashimoto directed B-Legend! Battle Bedaman, Bakugan, Battle B-Daman, Beyblade, Scan2Go, Chobits, Galaxy Angel, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo, Maze, Ninku, Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat, Director, and Pipopapo Patrol-kun.
In later years, Mitsuo Hashimoto has worked as a director on mostly independent anime works.