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Hironori Tanaka again doing NC work for Tachikawa
isn't that Kojima instead ?
I'm pretty sure this's Tanaka
I rewatched frame by frame & you may be right (I agree it isn't Kojima & it's more Tanaka-ish) though not entirely convinced by NC work. Maybe add presumed for unconfirmed NC work.
According to the edit history, Mr Sakupig thinks it might be Nakazawa so there is a 3rd contender for this.
1st KA:Kazuto Nakazawa
I asked an in-house madhouse animator for confirmation.
My uncle works at Madhouse
Thanks for the confirmation!
sakupigさん strong.
I'm still not convinced \o/
I guess it has been 5 months since we last talked about who animated this cut. Whether it was animated by Kazuto Nakazawa or it was uncredited work by Hironori Tanaka. Lovcrimson said that he talked to a Madhouse animator and confirmed it was by Nakazawa, however something about this didn't sit right with me and I could not come to believe it.

I've been waiting for genga to somehow show up on the internet for the OP and thanks to @honnyaku_blog he got shots confirming: Nakazawa's cut on the OP. I asked if he got any images of the genga for this cut and he did - As you can see there is difference between the drawing styles of the two.

That might not convince you but you should take a look at the way the cel numbering is drawn, Nakazawa tends to only circle the number and leaves the letter alone. As you can see here in another of Nakazawa's genga. However Tanaka's way is to draw a square around the cel number and letter, grouping them together. This is how Tanaka does it for the majority of his genga. I've confirmed this checking many of Tanaka's genga sheets, as well as the Attack on Titan book I own and the lettering is drawn exactly the same there. Here's some other Tanaka examples: #1 & #2 [Thanks to @honnyaku_blog]

I think this lends a lot of credibility to the idea that Tanaka drew this cut.
Confirmation: https://twitter.com/honnyaku_blog/status/634338324069548033?s=09
@paeses Our prediction was correct. I asked Kurita-san in Comiket
Death Parade OP was Hironori Tanaka NC work!!!!(He did 3 cuts)
paeses said:
Confirmation: https://twitter.com/honnyaku_blog/status/634338324069548033?s=09
@paeses Our prediction was correct. I asked Kurita-san in Comiket
Death Parade OP was Hironori Tanaka NC work!!!!(He did 3 cuts)
Amazing, Sakuga detectives win yet again.
lol case finally closed :D
Well done paeses and thanks honnyaku.