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Tomonori Kogawa(湖川友謙Kogawa Tomonori, born January 3, 1950 in Engaru, Hokkaidō) is a Japanese animator and character designer, often noted for his work in the 1980s with noted anime studio Sunrise.
Japanese people are an ethnic group that is native to the Japanese archipelago and modern country of Japan, where they constitute 98.5% of the total population. Worldwide, approximately 129 million people are of Japanese descent; of these, approximately 125 million are residents of Japan. People of Japanese ancestry who live outside Japan are referred to as nikkeijin(日系人), the Japanese diaspora. The term ethnic Japanese is often used to refer to mainland Japanese people, specifically Yamato people. Japanese people are one of the largest ethnic groups in the world.
Anime is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from or associated with Japan.
Sunrise Inc. is a Japanese animation studio and production company which is a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings. Its former name was Nippon Sunrise and, before that, Sunrise Studios. Its headquarters is in Suginami, Tokyo.
Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato: Warriors of Love, also called Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato or Arrivederci Yamato, is the second film based on the classic manga and anime series Space Battleship Yamato and is the sequel to the 1977 film Space Battleship Yamato. The same storyline was reused and expanded on later in the year on TV in Space Battleship Yamato II, albeit with a more upbeat ending.
Space Runaway Ideon is a 1980 anime television series produced by Sunrise, created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, produced immediately following his most famous work, Mobile Suit Gundam. It first premiered on TV Tokyo from 1980 to 1981, followed by two feature films in 1982, and was later broadcast in Japan by the satellite TV network Animax from September 2006.
Combat Mecha Xabungle is a mecha anime television series created by Sunrise and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino. It was broadcast on the Nagoya TV and TV Asahi networks weekly from February 6, 1982, to January 29, 1983. Promotional toys were produced by Clover. There was also a compilation movie made called Xabungle Graffiti, which included new footage and a different ending to the series. The anime series is licensed by Maiden Japan. It is currently streaming on Hidive, and it was released on an SDBD set on December 18, 2018.
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko is a Japanese animator, manga artist, and occasional director in the anime industry.
Nobuteru Yūki is a Japanese manga artist, illustrator, and animator. He began as a doujinshi artist under the nom de plume The Man in the High Castle and Ubik, both references to the works of American science fiction author Philip K. Dick. He has designed characters for manga, anime and video games, and has frequently collaborated with director Kazuki Akane, including on his most famous work, The Vision of Escaflowne.
Shōji Kawamori is a Japanese anime creator and producer, screenwriter, visual artist, and mecha designer.
Keiji Gotoh is a Japanese anime director, character designer, manga artist, and member of three man production team gímik whose works include Kiddy Grade and Uta Kata.
Masaaki Yuasa is a Japanese animator, storyboard artist, screenwriter, anime television and film director known for his wild, freeform style. In June 2014, he announced that he, along with his close affiliate Eunyoung Choi, had founded a new animation studio by the name of Science Saru.
Narumi Kakinouchi is a female Japanese manga artist, animator, director, character designer, and an animation director. Some of her work has appeared in the adult manga magazine Lemon People.
Hiroshi Watanabe is a Japanese anime director and animator from Kumamoto.
Hiroyuki Kitazume is a Japanese animator, manga artist, and illustrator. He is often noted for his work with anime studio Sunrise. Helen McCarthy in 500 Essential Anime Movies commented that he "shot to fame" in 1985 as a character designer on the Zeta Gundam TV series.
Takuya Satō is a Japanese anime screenwriter and director.
Ryūtarō Nakamura was a Japanese director and animator, best known for directing the landmark anime series Serial Experiments Lain, and for his collaboration with Masamune Shirow and Chiaki J. Konaka on Ghost Hound.
Keiichi Sato is a mecha and character designer born in the Kagawa Prefecture of Japan on December 18, 1965.
Morio Asaka is a Japanese anime director.
Kazutaka Miyatake is a visual artist and anime designer known for the mechanical design of the Macross TV series and a number of its continuations from Studio Nue, of which he is a founding member. He has also contributed to the mecha design of other series such as Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny.
Osamu Kobayashi is a Japanese animator, illustrator, mechanic designer, and animation director primarily known for his work on episode 4 of Gurren Lagann and, most recently, episode 15 of Dororo. He originally directed avant-garde shorts and music videos for Studio 4°C and has more recently done two TV series for Madhouse Studios.
Studio Nue is a Japanese design studio formed in 1972 by Naoyuki Kato, Kenichi Matsuzaki, Kazutaka Miyatake, and Haruka Takachiho. Crystal Art Studio would change their name to Studio Nue in 1974.
Shingo Araki was a Japanese animation artist and character designer.
Hiroshi Kojina is a Japanese anime director. Some of his works include Grenadier, Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro, Kiba, Rainbow - Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin and the 2011 anime adaptation of Hunter × Hunter. He is a member of the Japanese Animation Creators Association. Following the death of Toyoo Ashida, he became the head of Studio Live.
Umanosuke Iida was a Japanese anime creator, director, screenwriter. Iida died due to lung cancer.
Toyoo Ashida was an anime character designer, animation director and director. He was most notable for directing the Fist of the North Star TV series and the original Vampire Hunter D anime, as well as for providing character designs for Vifam, Mashin Hero Wataru, Minky Momo and F-Zero GP Legend. He is the founder of the anime production studio, Studio Live and as well as the Japanese Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) along with Satoshi Kon.
Chie Uratani is a Japanese director of anime, a Japanese animator, anime character designer and an illustrator.
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