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Junichi Sato is a veteran anime director who mainly works on fairytale-influenced shoujo series, including some of the best Magical Girl series out there. His first big job was directing the first two seasons of Sailor Moon, after which he handed the reins over to Kunihiko Ikuhara, although he continued to storyboard and direct episodes for the later seasons; later he went on to co-direct Toei's second Cash Cow Magical Girl Franchise, Ojamajo Doremi, as well as the critically acclaimed genre deconstruction Princess Tutu. On the non-shoujo side of things, Sato served as chief director for long-runner Sergeant Frog and in recent years has become more known for his "healing anime" such as ARIA and Umi Monogatari.