Kazuto Nakazawa is a Japanese character designer and director of numerous anime series and video games who also goes by the pseudonym Takeshi Tsuji (according to Wikipedia). It came to my attention today that he’s been an animator for a lot of shorts I appreciate. This list includes:

Story and music aside, I really like this style of animation. Particularly in ‘Kill Bill vol.1’ and ‘A Kid’s Story’. Even though I’ve focused primary on 3d animation, I’d really like to learn 2d and develop a similar style.