She's a rock star and was one of Kyoto Animation's best talents. She directed K-On!, A Silent Voice, Liz and the Blue Bird, Tamako Love Story, and Tamako Market for them. This show is being produced by Science SARU (Masaaki Yuasa's former studio) so it's probably not going to look as good as a KyoAni production but it'll be interesting. Surprisingly great get for Science SARU to land this director. That makes them 2 for 2 lately. It's a little odd that Yamada is moving on from KyoAni, but I also don't blame her for doing so.The director is Yamada Naoko. Does anyone know what her other work is like?