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The Wild Geese Report
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The Wild Geese are the Hellsing OVA production committee. The members include:
Kouta Hirano

Kouta Hirano is the creator, writer and artist for the Hellsing manga series. He is the God. End of story.

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Kouta Hirano was appointed as a supervisor for the Wild Geese (but claims to have never seriously acted as one). He was in charge of the OVA voice casting. Other than that, he is just: the God. His name rests grandly at the very top of the Wild Geese staff list, looking good while doing pretty much nothing. Or so he claims...

Kouta Hirano--Anime Expo 2005

Yasuyuki Ueda

Ueda is the main producer for Geneon Entertainment. He is not part of the Wild Geese, but hired their key personnel. His duty as a producer is to supervise various matters, such as funding for the project. Ueda was hired as the producer for Rondorobe. His past production credits with Geneon include Haibane Renmei, NieA_7, Koi Kaze, and Texnolyze.

Yasuyuki Ueda article on Wikipedia

Yasuyuki Ueda and Yoshitoshi Abe, interviewed at Otakon 2000


Tomokazu Tokoro

Tomokazu Tokoro is the director of the Wild Geese. He searches for locations to photograph and use as design samples for the OVA. As director, Tokoro wields ultimate creative control and authority on the production for this project, ensuring the final quality of every section’s work within the Wild Geese team.

His direction credits include Haibane Renmei, Macross Zero, NieA_7, and several episodes of Sousei no Aquarion.

Tomokazu Tokoro profile on Anime news Network

Haibane Renmei review at Anime News Network


Yousuke Kuroda

Kuroda is the screenplay writer. His job is to ensure that everyone understands the story flow so that everyone will work under the same objectives. Once his script is approved for production, pre-production begins. His past experience as Screenwriter includes many famous series such as Madlax, Trigun, s-CRY-ed, Onegai Teacher, Gungrave, Excel Saga, and Demonbane.

Kuroda is also the owner of Orphee, a small design company known for their script work on various animations, live-action projects (also known as 'tokusatsu'), and game projects.

Yousuke Kuroda profile at Anime News Network

Yousuke Kuroda Questions and Answers at


Hideyuki Kurata

Kurata is the OVA scriptwriter. It should here be pointed out that a scriptwriter is not the same as a screenwriter. Kurata's scriptwriting job is to create the characters’ dialogue according to the screenplay scenario.

He and Kuroda have worked together on the Excel Saga production team. His most recent work as scriptwriter was for the Gun x Sword series.

Hideyuki Kurata and ROD team interview at Elfwood

Hideyuki Kurata profile on Anime News Network


Ryoji Nakamori

Nakamori is the primary character designer for the Hellsing Ultimate OVA. This is his first position in charge of character design in an anime series. He has experience as animator for the animes Pretear, Tantei Gakuen Q and Bleach.

Ryoji Nakamori profile at Anime News Network


Hidetaka Tenjin

Tenjin is the OVA mechanical designer. His work as mechanical designer in Macross Zero OVA and Sousei no Aquarion prove his ability. He has a small studio of his own called Studio Tenjin. He also works as an illustrator for some of Bandai's Gundam box art.

Macross page with 5 wallpapers by Hidetaka Tenjin

Hidetaka Tenjin profile on Anime News Network


Noriyuki Jinguji

Jinguji is working as a production designer. He participates in animation production, creating design images from the scriptwriter’s story. This images are shared among the other staff members, who create an animation based on these pictures.

His credits include production design for the Read or Die series.

Noriyuki Jinguji profile on Anime News Network


Hayato Matsuo

Hayato Matsuo is the music director; his job is to create an appropriate sound track for the Hellsing OVA. Matsuo has a distinctive musical style and his work is easily recognizable by those who have heard his work before.

He has worked on the anime Guyver, and a live action title, Kamen Rider Faiz.

Hayato Matsuo profile at Anime News Network


Hideki Tonokatsu

Tonokatsu takes care of the storyboards, along with Kazuhiro Higa.

Storyboards are a sequence of rough sketches created to give an idea of the final animation. A storyboard will also cover camera angle and movement.

His past credits as a storyboard creator include Sousei no Aquarion, Genshiken and few episodes of Hikaru no Go.

Tonokatsu is officially listed as a vice-supervisor of Wild Geese. In truth, he is more of a true supervisor, since the official supervisor--Hirano-sensei a.k.a. the God—claims to keep his hands out of most work on the OVA. His duties include crosschecking on the team, making sure that everything is going according to plan. Tonokatsu is quite well known; he has been involved with famous anime titles such as Silent Mobius, Crayon Shinchan and Happy Lesson.

Hideki Tonokatsu profile on Anime News Network


Kazuhiro Higa

Kazuhiro Higa, also known as Romanov Higa,  works on the storyboards along with Tonokatsu. Their work is essential to help the directors and cinematographers visualize scenes from the OVA and find potential problems before they occur.

Higa has created several animated features: Urda (a series composed of 5-minute shorts), Something, Wired Bob, Sandstorm: "Scoop", Sandstorm: "Debut", Burst!, and Oneday Somegirl. This is his first position as a storyboard writer.

Kazuhiro Higa’s involvement with the Hellsing production team is fitting. He has a interest in Nazi and military regalia. His film Urda also dealt with Nazis and time travel.

Kazuhiro (Romanov) Higa profile at Anime News Network


Hiroshi Yagishita
Yagishita is a CGI Producer. He handles most of the 3D animation work, including some digital composing and animation effects. He worked for two projects at the same time, because he also worked for Noein production team. And since the Noein series is over, Yagishita is now focusing his work only on Hellsing. Besides Noein, he has worked as a GCI and 3D animator on a tokusatsu (live-action) title: Gamera 3 The Movie, and two other animation titles, Sousei no Aquarion and Glass Fleet.

Hiroshi Yagishita profile on Anime News Network


Hitomi Sano

Sano is a color designer who creates the overall color palette for the series, inspects the animation for flaws, and helps create the three-dimensional effects on each character. Sano has worked as a color designer for the animes Demonbane and Najica Blitz Tactics.

Hitomi Sano profile on Anime News Network


Hideyasu Narita

Narita is an art designer. His work is to create background art for the series. His credits include Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shambala, a movie for the FMA series. His older works are Project ARMS and the Read or Die series.

Hideyasu Narita profile on Anime News Network


Manabu Otsuzuki

Otsuzuki is the art director, responsible for task assignment, budgeting, and scheduling, as well as overall art quality control. He also supervises the art design team. He has worked as an art director on Najica Blitz Tactics and several episodes of Eureka 7.

Manabu Otsuzuki profile on Anime News Network


Toru Fukushi

Fukushi is the Director of photography for the Wild Geese team. His job is to get the best possible photographs for the director. These shots are shown to the design team so that they can create artwork from them. His past credits include Fullmetal Alchemist and Stratos 4.

Toru Fukushi profile on Anime News Network


Yota Tsuruoka

Tsuruoka is the sound director. He is responsible for the sound effects, the voice actors’ output and supervision of the sound design team. Tsuroka has a great deal of experience in his field. He has worked on hundreds of anime titles, such as Full Metal Panic!, Inu Yasha, Kaleido Star, Macross 7, Stratos 4, Vandread, Yukikaze, Samurai 7, and Speed Grapher.

Yota Tsuruoka profile on Anime News Network


Koji Kasamatsu

Kasamatsu is a sound designer. His work consists of creating and manipulating sound effects for the series, and maintaining the voice actors’ work.

Koji Kasamatsu profile on Anime News Network 


Norihiko Netsu

Netsu works as a title designer; that is, he designs the OVA's title art. He has previously worked on the anime Texhnolyze as an art designer.

Norihiko Netsu profile on Anime News Network