Hidetaka Tenjin

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Hidetaka Tenjin
Born (1973-10-13) October 13, 1973 (age 41)
Kobe City, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Anime artist
Sci-fi artist
Mecha anime illustrator
Known for Macross
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross
Macross Zero
Macross Frontier
Space Battleship Yamato

Hidetaka Tenjin (天神 英貴 Tenjin Hidetaka?, born 1973) is a Japanese mecha anime artist and sci-fi illustrator. [1]

Personal life[edit]

Hidetaka Tenjin was born in Nishinomiya, Kobe City, on October 13, 1973. After graduating from the Shibaura institute of Technology's Department of System Engineering, majoring in mechanical control systems, he became a freelance illustrator.[2] [3]

Mechanical and Sci-fi Illustrations[edit]

Later he established the Tenjin Studio Ltd. where he began working on plastic model box art, video game software and DVD cover art, illustrations, etc., the best known being in the Hasegawa Macross series, the Bandai MG Gundam series, Konami's Gradius V videogame, Space Battleship Yamato Fact File illustrations, etc. He has declared in many occasions that his realistic art style is influenced by the works of Yoshiyuki Takani, Noriyoshi Ohrai, Shigeru Komatsuzaki, Yuji Kaida and Tsuyoshi Nagano.[1][2][3][4]

Anime[edit]

Tenjin Hidetaka has also worked as an animation artist in several sci-fi anime productions like Macross Zero, Sousei no Aquarion, Gundam Evolve and Macross Frontier.[3][4]

Videography[edit]

Macross[edit]

  • Macross Zero - Mechanical Artist
  • Macross Frontier - Mechanical Artist
  • Macross Frontier: The False Diva - Mechanical Artist
  • Macross Frontier: The Wings of Goodbye - Mechanical Artist

Other anime[edit]

Video games[edit]

Artbooks[edit]

  • Tenjin Hidetaka Art Works Of Macross: VALKYRIES - Mechanical Illustrator[1]
  • Hidetaka Tenjin Works: the Art of Hidetaka Tenjin - Mechanical Illustrator[5]
  • Tenjin Hidetaka Art Works Of Macross: VALKYRIES SECOND SORTIE - Mechanical Illustrator[6]
  • Macross The Ride - Mechanical Illustrator
  • Yamato Mechanical Illustrations - Mechanical Illustrator[3][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tenjin, Hidetaka (2005). Tenjin Hidetaka Art Works Of Macross: Valkyries (in Japanese). Japan: Kobunsha Publishing. p. 136. ISBN 4-33490-124-7. 
  2. ^ a b "TENJIN HIDETAKA". Tenjin Hidetaka Art Works Of Macross:VALKYRIES. Tenjin Studio. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-04-10. Nationality:Japanese Born ln Hyogo prefecture on October 13 After graduating from the Shibaura institute of Technology's Department of System Engineering ( majoring in mechanical control systems),he became a freelance illustrator. Later,he established the Tenjin Studio Ltd.,where he began working on plastic model box art , software and DVD cover art and illustrations, etc.-the best known being in the Hasegawa "Macross" series, the Bandai MG "GUNDAM" series,the Konami "GRSDIUS V",etc. He also did the animation work on the "Macross Zero","Genesis of AQUARION",and on the "Gundam EVOLVE". 
  3. ^ a b c d "Interview with Painter Hidetaka Tenjin". Star Blazers. Voyager Entertainment. 2005. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  4. ^ a b "CONTENTS". Tenjin Hidetaka Art Works Of Macross: VALKYRIES. Tenjin Studio. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-04-10. Mr.Tenjin,who has been doing artwork for years for Hasegawa -a name respected worldwide by collectors of plastic model aircraft- has just released a book containing the best of his illustrations. Mr.Tenjin, known for his masterpiece model box illustrations, as well as his work with the animated cartoon series "MACROSS", has put together the new book presenting a collection of his best MACROSS illustrations and prints, game packages and DVD jacket covers, as well as his promotional artwork for the game and model boxes that display his art. lt also includes drawings of his mechanical art as well as his most recent work with the animated cartoon series "Macross Zero", in which he was involved personally with a lot of the computer graphics, etc. It is a collection that any aircraft buff or Macross fan would prize to own as it helps you to actually feel for yourself the world of fantasy which his masterful artwork has captured in print. 
  5. ^ Tenjin, Hidetaka (2010). Hidetaka Tenjin Works: the Art of Hidetaka Tenjin (in Japanese). Japan: Ascii Media Works. p. 84. ISBN 978-4-04-868521-4. 
  6. ^ Tenjin, Hidetaka (2011-02-19). Tenjin Hidetaka Art Works Of Macross: Valkyries Second Sortie (in Japanese). Japan: Kobunsha Publishing. p. 112. ISBN 9-78433-490-1-813. 
  7. ^ Yamato Mechanical Illustrations (in Japanese). Japan: DeAgostini. 2011. p. 84. ISBN 9-78481-351-4-565. 

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