Tomoki Kyoda(京田 知己Kyōda Tomoki) (born 1970) is a Japanese animation director and animator.
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Kyoda was born in Osaka, Japan. Formerly a graphic designer, he changed his occupation to the animation industry, having aspired to be an animation director since his childhood. After doing various work supervising drawing continuity, he joined the staff of the Bones anime RahXephon as assistant director and later directed RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio , his first film. He then went on to become head director of Eureka Seven , also under studio Bones. He collaborated with Gainax and Studio Khara in producing the new tetralogy of Neon Genesis Evangelion films as a storyboard artist on the first film, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone . Most recently, he revived the Eureka Seven franchise with the announcement of a brand new theatrical feature. He is a member of the 15-person steering committee of the Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) labor group.
Osaka Prefecture is a prefecture located in the Kansai region on Honshu, the main island of Japan. The capital is the city of Osaka. It is the center of Keihanshin area. Osaka is one of the two "urban prefectures" of Japan, Kyoto being the other.
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