Junichi Sato (佐藤 順一 Satō Jun'ichi, born March 11, 1960) is a Japanese anime director, best known for working on shōjo-based anime and the magical girl genre. He is associated with TYO Animations (formerly Hal Film Maker).
Born in Ama, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, his first major work was directing the first two seasons of Sailor Moon for Toei Animation, after which he handed the position over to Kunihiko Ikuhara, although he continued to storyboard and direct episodes for the later seasons. He later went on to co-direct Ojamajo Doremi, as well as the critically acclaimed Princess Tutu. Sato served as chief director for long-runner Sgt. Frog, and in recent years has become more known for his "healing anime" such as Aria and Tamayura.
- Queen Millennia (1981) (Production Manager)
- Patalliro! (1982) (Production Manager)
- Bemubemu Hunter Kotengu Tenmaru (1983) (Storyboard, Episode Director)
- Tongari Bōshi no Memoru ("Wee Wendy" in the U.S.) (1984) (Storyboard, Episode Director)
- Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1985) (Storyboard)
- Hai Step Jun (1985) (Assistant Series Director, Storyboard, Episode Director)
- Maple Town Monogatari (1986) (Series Director)
- Akuma-kun (1989) (Series Director)
- Kimama ni Idol (1990) (Director)
- Mooretsu Atarō (1990) (Series Director)
- Goldfish Warning! (1991) (Series Director)
- Sailor Moon (1992) (Series Director)
- Sailor Moon R (1993) (Series Director) (Ail & En story arc [also known as the "Doom Tree" arc])
- Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) (Storyboard) (as "Kiichi Hadame")
- Yume no Crayon Oukoku (1997–1999) (Series Director)
- Ojamajo Doremi (1999) (Series Director) (with Takuya Igarashi)
- Magic User's Club (1999) (Original Plan, Director)
- Strange Dawn (2000) (Chief Director)
- Gate Keepers (2000) (Chief Director)
- Prétear (2001) (Original Creator, Chief Director)
- Princess Tutu (2002) (Chief Director)
- Kaleido Star (2003) (Original Plan, Director)
- Nanaka 6/17 (2003) (Chief Director)
- Sgt. Frog (2004) (Chief Director)
- Fushigiboshi no Futagohime (2005) (Chief Director)
- ARIA The ANIMATION (2005) (Director, Series Composition)
- Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu! (2006) (Chief Director)
- ARIA The NATURAL (2006) (Director, Series Composition)
- Romeo × Juliet (2007) (Sound Supervisor)
- Sketchbook ~full color'S~ (2007) (Supervisor)
- ARIA The ORIGINATION (2008) (Director, Series Composition)
- Marin's Great Sea Story (Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~)(2009) (Director) 
- Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth (2011) (Series Composition)
- Tamayura: Hitotose (2011) (Director)
- Phi Brain: Puzzle of God (2011) (Director)
- Tamayura: More Aggressive (2013) (Director)
- M3 the dark metal (2014) (Director)
- Amanchu! (2016) (Chief Director)
- Amanchu! Advance (2018) (Chief Director)
- Hugtto! PreCure (2018) (Series Director)
- ^ Høgset, Stig. "Umi Monogatari: Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto". themanime.org. THEM Anime. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
- ^ "Tamayura/Kaleido Star's Sato Makes Zetsumetsu Kigu Shōjo Amazing Twins Anime". animenewsnetwork.com. Anime News Network. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
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