Mr. Motonobu Hori is a veteran animator who has worked on dozens of popular anime series througouht his career.
Mr. Hori is well known as the character designer and animation director (eps 1, 7, and 24) of the popular rock anime series Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad.
He has also participated in various capacities, such as in-betweening, key animations, storyboarding, episode directing, and animation directing, in many different anime. Mr. Hori served as a key animator on shows like Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (eps 5, 7, 13), Paradise kiss (eps 2-3, 8, 11-12), Gurren Lagann (ep 4), Michiko & Hatchin (ep 16), Someday`s Dreamers II: Sora (eps, 1, 5, 9-10, 12), and Sword Art Online (ep 13), among others.
In 2014, Mr. Hori handled the 2D Layout and Art settings for Director Kenji Kamiyama's 009 RE:CYBORG. Additionally, he was responsible for the prop design and some episode directing for Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, which was released in 2015.
Most recently, Mr. Hori is working again with Director Kenji Kamiyama on the upcoming theatrical release of Ancien and the Magic Tablet in which he is responsible for storyboarding and some episode directing.