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Yoshitaka Amano


Yoshitaka is an fantasy illustrator and animation character designer who is well-known among Anime fans. He started his professional life at the animation studio Tatsunoko Productions in the 70s. During his tenure, Amano designed characters for several TV series, including "Gatchaman" (Battle Of The Planets), and "Mospeada" (Robotech: The New ... See full bio »

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Known For

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Additional Crew
(2000)
Deva Zan Writer
Eagle Riders Animation Department
(1996-1997)
G-Force: Guardians of Space Animation Department
(1987)

Filmography

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 2020 Gibiate (TV Series) (character designer - 1 episode)
- Spirited Away (2020) ... (character designer)
 2009 Jungle Emperor: The Brave Can Change the Future (original character designer)
 2007 Final Fantasy IV (Video Game) (image illustration)
 2007 Tori no uta (Short) (animator)
 2004 Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (Video Game) (character designer: "Final Fantasy II")
 2001 Final Fantasy Chronicles (Video Game) (character designer)
 1998 Kartia: The Word of Fate (Video Game) (character designer)
 1996-1997 Eagle Riders (TV Series) (character designer - 64 episodes)
- Evil in Disguise (1997) ... (character designer)
- Vorak Resolution (1997) ... (character designer)
- The Lost Children of Melly (1997) ... (character designer)
- A Ray of Hope (1997) ... (character designer)
- Scorpius Force (1997) ... (character designer)
 1994 Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals (TV Mini Series) (character designer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... (character designer - uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... (character designer - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... (character designer - uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... (character designer - uncredited)
 1991 Final Fantasy IV (Video Game) (character designer - as Y. Amano)
 1990 Final Fantasy III (Video Game) (character designer)
 1988 Final Fantasy II (Video Game) (character designer)
 1987 G-Force: Guardians of Space (TV Series) (character designer - 84 episodes)
- Galactor's Deadly Trap (1987) ... (character designer)
- The Flame Zone (1987) ... (character designer)
- Web of Danger (1987) ... (character designer)
- Web of Danger (1987) ... (character designer)
- Stolen Identity (1987) ... (character designer)
 1987 Final Fantasy (Video Game) (character designer)
 1986 Amon Saga (character supervisor)
 1985 Angel's Egg (Video) (character designer)
 1985 Vampire Hunter D (original character designer)
 1985 Genesis Climber Mospeada: Love Live Alive (Video) (character designer)
 1984 Chikyuu Monogatari: Telepath 2500 (character designer)
 1983-1984 Genesis Climber Mospeada (TV Series) (character designer - 25 episodes)
- Hikari no Shinfoni (1984) ... (character designer)
- Darkness' Finale (1984) ... (character designer)
- Brunet's Partita (1984) ... (character designer)
- NY Bebop (1984) ... (character designer)
- Arpeggio of a Killer (1984) ... (character designer)
  Mission Outer Space Srungle (TV Series) (main character designer - 51 episodes, 1983 - 1984) (character designer - 1 episode, 1983)
- Eikô ni gorira wa kakeru (1984) ... (main character designer)
- Gyarakutaun sôkôgeki (1984) ... (main character designer)
- Môhanpatsu! Ikari no akû (1983) ... (main character designer)
- Shukuteki! Gorira tai geruhanto (1983) ... (main character designer)
- Akuma no jintai kaizô sakusen (1983) ... (main character designer)
 1982 Techno Police 21C (character designer: Tatsunoko Production)
 1979-1980 Gatchaman F (TV Series) (character designer - 48 episodes)
- Eien no Gacchaman (1980) ... (character designer)
- Chikyû shômetsu! 3, 2, 1.... (1980) ... (character designer)
- G-1 gô kesshi no hai pawâ (1980) ... (character designer)
- Kyôi no hanbusshitsu wakusei (1980) ... (character designer)
- Semari kuru uchû no akuma (1980) ... (character designer)
 1978-1980 Battle of the Planets (TV Series) (character designer - 85 episodes)
- The Conway Tape Tap (1980) ... (character designer)
- G-Force in the Future (1980) ... (character designer)
- Strike at Spectra (1980) ... (character designer)
- G-Force Defector (1980) ... (character designer)
- Rockets Out of Control (1980) ... (character designer)
 1978-1979 Gatchaman II (TV Series) (character designer - 52 episodes)
- Sôsai Ekksu no metsubô (1979) ... (character designer)
- Kanashimi no Geru Sadora (1979) ... (character designer)
- Nazo! Nazo? Geru Sadora no haha (1979) ... (character designer)
- Moeyo! Kondoru (1979) ... (character designer)
- Shijô saidai no ôtsunami (1979) ... (character designer)
 1977-1979 Yatterman (TV Series) (character designer - 108 episodes)
- Awateruroo no tatakai da koron (1979) ... (character designer)
- Dojison no daihatsumei da koron (1979) ... (character designer)
- Ninomiya ginjirou da koron (1979) ... (character designer)
- Corekutaa hakasei da koron (1979) ... (character designer)
- Iyaou da koron (1978) ... (character designer)
 1972-1978 Gatchaman (TV Series) (character designer - 105 episodes)
- Gacchaman tai tâtoru kingu (1978) ... (character designer)
- Chikyû shômetsu 0002 (1974) ... (character designer)
- Ma no burakku hôru dai sakusen (1974) ... (character designer)
- Shi wo kaketa G-2 gô (1974) ... (character designer)
- Gyakuten! Chekkumeito ekksu (1974) ... (character designer)
 1978 Gatchaman The Movie (character designer)
 1977-1978 Tobidase! Machine Hiryuu (TV Series) (character designer - 21 episodes)
- Okanavic is out with the Old Name (1978) ... (character designer)
- Mysterious Racer! Mecha Great Demon King (1978) ... (character designer)
- Golden Crunchy Greedy Race (1978) ... (character designer)
- Beauty Racer! Muchimuchi Race (1978) ... (character designer)
- Great War! Harahara Race (1978) ... (character designer)
 1976 Gowappa 5 Godam (TV Series) (character designer - 36 episodes)
- Decisive Battle! Jigokuda (1976) ... (character designer)
- Moretsu! Giant Cub Tozer (1976) ... (character designer)
- Great Strategy! Gordam Jack (1976) ... (character designer)
- Pop! Patinger X (1976) ... (character designer)
- Howl! Gordam Tiger (1976) ... (character designer)
 1975-1976 Time bokan (TV Series) (character designer - 61 episodes)
- Dainamondo o hakkenda Petcha (1976) ... (character designer)
- Shindobatto no romanda Petcha (1976) ... (character designer)
- Boku-tachi garibâ ni natta Petcha (1976) ... (character designer)
- Suzumenôyado wa dokoda Petcha (1976) ... (character designer)
- Budô hata no takarada Petcha (1976) ... (character designer)
 1975 Tekkaman, the Space Knight (TV Series) (character designer - 26 episodes)
- The Tekkaman Victory (1975) ... (character designer)
- Brave Boy Challenge (1975) ... (character designer)
- Crash! The Monster Machine (1975) ... (character designer)
- Voltekka Three Scale Attack (1975) ... (character designer)
- Andro Close Shave (1975) ... (character designer)
 1974-1975 Hurricane Polimar (TV Series) (character designer - 26 episodes)
- Polymar's Final Battle/Porima saigo no kessen (1975) ... (character designer)
- Sea Turtle General: Tortishell/Umi kame shogun bekkoda (1975) ... (character designer)
- The Magnificent Octomask/Kaiketsu tako kamen (1975) ... (character designer)
- Undersea Devils: The Water Kites/Kaitei majin uotonbi (1975) ... (character designer)
 1973-1974 Casshan (TV Series) (character designer - 35 episodes)
- The Greatest Showdown on Earth (1974) ... (character designer)
- Casshan VS. Robot Ace (1974) ... (character designer)
- Swanee in Danger! (1974) ... (character designer)
- The Electric Punch of Tears (1974) ... (character designer)
- The City That Creates Newly-Made Men (1974) ... (character designer)
 1973 Child Frog Demetan (TV Series) (character designer - 39 episodes)
- Hibike heiwa no kero kero bue (1973) ... (character designer)
- Namazu nyûdô wo yattsukero (1973) ... (character designer)
- Kyôfu no jigoku janguru (1973) ... (character designer)
- Namazu nyûdô ni makeru na (1973) ... (character designer)
- Tatakae demetan (1973) ... (character designer)
 1972 Kashi no ki Mokku (TV Series) (animation director)
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Alternate Names:

Y. Amano
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Trivia:

Moved to New York City, where he holds exhibits of his artwork.

Star Sign:

Leo

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