Osamu Kobayashi (小林 治, Kobayashi Osamu, born January 9, 1945) is a Japanese animator and animation director, best known for Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel. He was born in Fuchuu-shi, Tokyo. He belongs to Ajia-do Animation Works. In 1963, he entered Toei Animation at the same time as Tsutomu Shibayama and Hayao Miyazaki. He was a chief animator working with Shibayama after having transferred to a A Production (predecessor to Shin-Ei Animation). He established Ajia-do Animation Works with Shibayama in 1978.
- Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel
- Kimagure Orange Road
- Onegai! Samia-don
- Chiisana Obake Acchi, Kocchi, Socchi