Mizushima Seiji is perhaps the most popular anime director in America right now, despite most of his fans probably not knowing his name. After all, it’s not that often that one of your works sweeps across Japan and America like Fullmetal Alchemist has. Aside from his claim to fame, Mizushima-san has also directed, in some capacity, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Generator Gawl, Shaman King, Slayers NEXT, and Zaion: I Wish You Were Here. One thing can be certain: Fullmetal Alchemist will not be the end to this man’s fame.
|Mizushima Seiji’s Panel, Otakon 2005||December 10, 2012||Transcript|