Toru Takahashi (高橋 亨), born June 9, 1969 in Fukushima, is an anime director, storyboard artist and key animator. He has directed ep. 23 and ep. 26 of Azumanga Daioh as well as drawn the storyboards of ep. 8 and ep. 9. Takahashi has also worked with Death Note, Highschool of the Dead, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, NANA, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Sword Art Online and much more.