Biography of Seiichiro Ujiie
Ujiie also has production credits for both anime and live-action films. He produced most of Studio Ghibli's films and television specials, starting with the studio's 1993 television special, Ocean Waves. He is also credited with producing credits for 1994's Pom Poko, 1995's Whisper of the Heart, 1997's Princess Mononoke, 1999's My Neighbors the Yamadas, 2001's Spirited Away, 2002's The Cat Returns, 2004's Howl's Moving Castle, 2006's Tales From Earthsea, and 2008's Ponyo.
He has also produced several of the Detective Conan films, starting with 2002's Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street. Ujiie also has producer credits on 2003's Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital, 2004's Detective Conan: Magician of the Silver Sky, 2005's Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depths, 2006's Detective Conan: The Private Eye's Requiem, 2007's Detective Conan: Jolly Roger's in the Azure, 2008's Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear, 2009's Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser, and 2010's Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky.
Ujiie also served as a producer on the four Inuyasha films (Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time, Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass, Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler, and Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island). He also produced the two live-action Death Note films, two Lupin III films, 2005's Black Jack: The Two Doctors of Darkness anime film, the 1990s live-action Gamera special-effects films, and the first two live-action adaptations of the Always: Sunset on Third Street (Sanchome no Yuhi – Yuyake no Uta) manga.
Sadly, Seiichiro Ujiie passed away on Monday, March 28, 2011 in a Tokyo hospital due to multiple organ failure. He was 84 years old at the time of his passing.
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