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Overview (2)

Born in Nagoya, Japan
Died in Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan  (circulatory failure)

Mini Bio (1)

Graduated in Aichi Prefecture. Semi-professional debut as a cartoonist in the "Machi" adult comic magazine in 1955. Joined Mushi Production as animator in 1965. Founded Studio Jaguar in 1966. Debuted as animation director in 1970 with the TV Series "Joe of Tomorrow". Met for the first time also animation director and future collaborator Michi Himeno in 1973. Founded Araki Production in 1975. Debuted in a long-feature film as animation director in 1978's "Goodbye Battleship Yamato: Warriors of Love". Celebrated the enormous success for duet Araki-Himeno with the TV series and later three animated films "Saint Seiya" (1986-89), followed by new film of the saga "Saint Seiya Overture" from 2004. Illustrated the novel "Burai". Did tasks of Creative Consultor of Video Games' Brey saga.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Caluchanche

Spouse (1)

Michi Himeno (1980 - ?) ( his death)

Trade Mark (2)

He designed men to have strong, sharp features (often with spiky hair).
His character designs often possessed sharp features, emotive eyes and spiky hair.

Trivia (3)

Frequently collaborated with animator Michi Himeno. The two would eventually become husband and wife.
He was among the first animators in Japanese animation (anime) to introduce depth and perspective to character design (using techniques of color and shading) to make the characters look more three-dimensional and substantial.
Founded an animation studio, Araki Production, in 1975. His wife Michi Himeno was co-founder.

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