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Naotoshi Shida (志田 直俊 Shida Naotoshi) is a Japanese animator who worked on Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, and Dragon Ball Super.


Naotoshi Shida has worked as a key animator under Masayuki Uchiyama for all the Dragon Ball episodes and for Dragon Ball Z until episode 141, after which he began working under other animation supervisors.

He made key animation for the movies Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure, Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest, Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan, Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming, Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon, and Dragon Ball: The Path to Power.

Naotoshi Shida also worked on Air, Death Note, Digimon Tamers, Eiga Suite Precure: Torimodose! Kokoro ga Tsunagu Kiseki no Melody, Gaiking: Legend of Daikū-maryū, Halo Legends, Hatsumei Boy Kanipan, Heartcatch Precure!, Kamisama Kazoku, Mushi-Sh, One Piece, Ring ni Kakero 1: Sekai Taikai-hen and Ring ni Kakero 1: Shadow, Sailor Moon R Movie: Promise of the Rose, Saint Seiya Omega, Smile Precure!, Street Fighter Alpha, Suite Precure, Superflat Monogram, and Toriko.

Shida is widely acclaimed by anime fans worldwide for his animation style.

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