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Katsumi Ono
English name

Katsumi Ono

Japanese name


Rōmaji name

Ono Katsumi

  • Director
  • Storyboard artist

Katsumi Ono is a Japanese director and storyboard artist.



Ono is credited as director in the following Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes. Ono is credited as storyboard artist in the following Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's

Ono is the series director for Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.

He is credited as director in the following Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episodes. He is credited as storyboard artist in the following Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episodes.

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V

Ono is the main director for Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.[1]


Through Twitter, Ono has answered many questions to fans about the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. These include:

  • The name Crow Hogan (クロウ・ホーガン, Kurō Hōgan) is a based on the title Kuro Hogan (九郎判官, Kurō Hōgan) held by General Yoshitsune.[3]
  • The tail Mark of the Dragon is a mask; when Yusei had the mark replaced with the Head, it was a metaphorical shattering of the mask.[5]
  • Leo's heart Mark of the Dragon is based on hearts in Mayan and Aztec sacrifices to the Gods, which were eaten.[6]
  • The faces on the "Timelords" are those of angels. The bodies are metal suits of armor being manipulated by the angel whose face it contains.[9]
  • The time while Z-one was fully organic is about 200 years later than the present days events of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.[10]
  • It had always planned that Leo would become a Signer, since design the Marks of the Dragon began.[12]
  • Bruno did not have his own room in Poppo Time, but lived in the second floor living room.[15]
  • The statue of three people seen at the beginning of episode 152 represents the three Turbo Duelists of Team 5D's who protected the city. The statue holding up the pedestal represents how the trio support the city and its people.[15]
  • The future events of episode 154 are set eight years after its present day events. Leo and Luna are 21[17] and Jack is 29 years old in the future events.[18]
  • The present days events of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's take place over two to three years. Yusei is 18 at the beginning and 20 at the end.[19]
  • The events of The Enforcers take place three years before the present-day events.[20]


  1. "OCG V-Jump Time". YGOrganization. February 17, 2014.
  2. katsuono at 12:20 October 27, 2010 (GMT)
  3. katsuono at 4:28 December 1, 2010 (GMT)
  4. katsuono at 8:40 December 10, 2010 (GMT)
  5. katsuono at 5:26 December 31, 2010 (GMT)
  6. katsuono at 11:59 January 5, 2011 (GMT)
  7. katsuono at 9:41 January 16, 2011 (GMT)
  8. katsuono at 7:53 January 24, 2011 (GMT)
  9. katsuono at 8:46 February 10, 2011 (GMT)
  10. katsuono at 4:20 February 24, 2011 (GMT)
  11. katsuono at 2:32 February 27, 2011 (GMT)
  12. katsuono at 7:59 February 27, 2011 (GMT)
  13. katsuono at 14:31 February 27, 2011 (GMT)
  14. katsuono at 7:34 March 16, 2011 (GMT)
  15. 15.0 15.1 katsuono at 16:46 March 23, 2011 (GMT)
  16. katsuono at 1:40 March 24, 2011 (GMT)
  17. katsuono at 22:27, March 31, 2011 (GMT)
  18. katsuono at 16:10 March 30, 2011 (GMT)
  19. katsuono at 13:04 April 1, 2011 (GMT)
  20. katsuono at 14:06 April 1 2011 (GMT)
  21. katsuono at 16:45 April 1, 2011 (GMT)
  22. katsuono at 17:58 April 1, 2011 (GMT)

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