Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

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Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (安彦 良和 Yasuhiko Yoshikazu, 9 December 1947) is a Japanese mecha animator, manga artist, novelist and director. He was the character designer for Mobile Suit Gundam.

Background

Yasuhiko was born in Engaru, Hokkaidō, Japan. After dropping out of Hirosaki University, he joined Mushi Productions in 1970 as an animator. He became a manga artist in 1979.

His works have been recognised throughout his career. He won the Seiun Award Art category in 1981. He was presented with the Japan Cartoonists Association Award in 1991. He won the Excellence Prize in manga for Ōdō no Inu at the 2000 Japan Media Arts Festival.

Works

Gundam series

Non-Gundam mecha series

  • Zero Tester (1973, character design)
  • Brave Raideen (1975, character design, animation director)
  • Combattler V (1976, character design)
  • Invincible Super Man Zambot 3 (1977, character design)

Non-mecha series

  • Wandering Sun (Sasurai no Taiyō) (1971, character design)
  • Space Cruiser Yamato (197, storyboards)
  • Wanpaku Omukashi Kum Kum (1975, screenplay, original creator, character design, animation director)
  • Robokko Beeton (1976, character design, animation director)
  • The Adventures of the Little Prince (TV series) (1978) (Character Design)
  • Shiroi Kiba White Fang Monogatari (1982, character design, animation director)
  • Crusher Joe the Movie (1983, director, script, screenplay, storyboard, character design, animation director)
  • Giant Gorg (1984, chief director, storyboard for episodes 1 and 4, original creator, character design, animation director)
  • Arion (1986, director, character design)
  • Kaze to Ki no Uta SANCTUS -Sei naru kana- (1987, director, storyboard)
  • Venus Wars (1989, original story, director, character design)
  • Crusher Joe OAV (1989, character design)
  • Super Atragon (1995, character design)
  • Strange+ (2014, end credit illustration for episode 8)

Manga

  • Arion
  • Kurd no hoshi
  • Nijiiro no Trotsky
  • Anton
  • Oudou no inu
  • Namuji
  • Zinmu
  • Venus Wars (1986–1990)
  • C kouto
  • Maraya
  • Joan (1995–1996)
  • Jesus (1997)
  • Waga nawa Nero (1998–1999)
  • Neo Devilman
  • Dattan typhoon
  • Nomi no Ou
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
  • *Alexandros

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