Megumi Kagawa

Japanese Women Behind the Scenes Bio:

賀川愛, b. 14 June 1959

although her given name is “Megumi” the kanji used for her name 「愛 」is most commonly pronounced “ai” which means “love”. As a result, at Studio Ghibli she is known by the nickname “Ai-chan”「あいちゃん」.

born in Ehime Prefecture

went to Tokyo for college

1981: graduated from the Tokyo Designer Gakuin College (東京デザイナー学院 aka TDG) where she studied animation
1981: after graduation she began working for Doga Kobo animation studio (動画工房), worked on almost all Studio Ghibli films in some capacity

Ettinger, Benjamin. “The Women Behind Ghibli.” Anipages. 28 March 2007.