Katabuchi met Hayao Miyazaki and began working as a scriptwriter on Miyazaki's films while still a student. He was assistant director on Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), and debuted as director with TV series "Famous Dog Lassie" (1996). He then directed Princess Arete (2001). Katabuchi directed and wrote the script for "BLACK LAGOON" (2006). He later directed the acclaimed animated movie Mai Mai Miracle (2009).
|Staff||Original Comic : Fumiyo Kouno
Planner : Masao Maruyama
Assistant Director/Screen Composition : Chie Uratani
Character Design/Animation Director : Hidenori Matsubara
Music : kotringo
Producer : Taro Maki
Director/Screenplay : Sunao Katabuchi