The anime director and creator Yoshiyuki TOMINO was born in 1941 in Odawara, Japan. After graduating from the Art Cinema Department of Nihon University College, he joined Mushi Production where he worked on the animated TV series Astro Boy. He then went freelance. He has drawn storyboards and directed numerous Japanese animation projects along the years.
His major directorial efforts include Triton of the Sea, The Unchallengeable Daitarn 3, Mobile Suit Gundam, Space Runaway Ideon, and Gundam Reconguista in G, among many others.
He has also written lyrics for the theme songs of some of his projects, and novels. Further, he is the president of the Anime Tourism Association.
His work has been rewarded in 2009 with a Leopard of Honor at Locarno Film Festival and in 2017 with a Golden Award from Romics, a comics and animation convention held in Rome.
On Thursday, July 4, Saturday 6, and Sunday 7, 2019, come meet Yoshiyuki TOMINO: the creator of Mobile Suit Gundam will be attending a panel and signings.
Let’s celebrate with him the 40th anniversary of his anime series and the 20th anniversary of Japan Expo at the same time!
In partnership with SUNRISE, BANDAI S.A.S. and BANDAI SPIRITS