Norio Shioyama

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Norio Shioyama (塩山 紀生 Shioyama Norio?, born 28 March 1940) is an animator, illustrator, character designer, and animation director born in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. He is most well known for his work as character designer on the anime TV series Armored Trooper Votoms. Shioyama, along with Kōichi Murata, Kazuo Komatsubara, and Kōshin Yonekawa, was one of the founding members of the animation studio Oh! Production.[1][2]

Profile[edit]

In 1961, Shioyama moved to Tokyo. In 1966, he joined Hatena Pro under the direction of Bonjin Nagaki. After helping to found Oh! Production in 1970, Shioyama left to become a freelancer, doing work for Tatsunoko Pro and working on many projects for Sunrise as an animation director.

Shioyama's first project as a character designer was for Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3, which anime director Ryōsuke Takahashi praised. Shioyama then worked on such shows as Fang of the Sun Dougram as animation production chief, and Armored Trooper Votoms, Panzer World Galient, and Ronin Warriors as both character designer and animation production chief. Together with Takahashi, he and his designs epitomized Sunrise's work in the 1980s.

Awards[edit]

Shioyama has received multiple awards and recognition throughout his career. Those listed here are chronological, with the oldest at the top.

  • First place, Most Popular Male Character: Chirico Cuvie from Armored Trooper Votoms (1984, 6th Anime Grand Prix in Animage magazine)
  • Best Work Award (最優秀作品賞 Saiyūgūshū Sakuhin Shō?) for Armored Trooper Votoms: The Last Red Shoulder (1985, 2nd Japan Anime Grand Award • Atom Award)
  • Readers Award for Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (1990, 13th Anime Grand Prix, Animage magazine)
  • Fan Grand Award, Sakuhin Award for Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (1990, 7th Japan Anime Grand Award • Atom Award)
  • Fan Grand Award, Male Character Award for Ryō Sanada/Wildfire Ryō from Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (1990, 7th Japan Anime Grand Award • Atom Award)

Animation works[edit]

Listed alphabetically in chronological order (oldest at top).

TV[edit]

Video games[edit]

  • Armored Troopers Votoms: The Battling Road (1993, character design)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms: Lightning Slash (1999, character design)
  • Sunrise Eiyūtan (1999, character key animation (with Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, others))
  • Sunrise Eiyūtan R (2000, character key animation (with Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, others))
  • Sunrise Eiyūtan 2 (2001, character key animation (with Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, others))

Internet broadcast[edit]

  • Kengō Retsuden #01: Hiken Tsubame Kaeshi (2006, original creator, animation)

OVA[edit]

  • Armored Trooper Votoms: The Last Red Shoulder (1985, character design, animation director)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms Vol.I: Stories of the A.T.Votoms (1985, character design, new footage key animation)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms Vol.II: Highlights of the A.T.Votoms (1985, character design, ending animation, new footage key animation)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms: Big Battle (1986, character design, animation director)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms: Kumen (1986, character design)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms: Udo (1986, character design)
  • Panzer World Galient Part I: Earth Chapter (1986, character design)
  • Panzer World Galient Part II: Sky Chapter (1986, character design)
  • Panzer World Galient Part III: Iron Crest (1986, character design, animation director)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms: Kuento (1988, ending animation)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms: The Red Shoulder Document: Roots of Ambition (1988, character design, animation director)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms: Sansa (1988, ending animation)
  • Yoroiden Samurai Troopers Gaiden (1989, character design)
  • Yoroiden Samurai Troopers: Legend of Kikoutei (1989–1990, character design, animation director (with Shukō Murase))
  • Eiyū Gaiden Mosaica (英雄凱伝モザイカ?) (1991, original creator, character design, supervising animation director, storyboards, key animation)
  • Samurai Troopers in Message (1991, character design, animation director)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms: Shining Heresy (1994, character design, supervising animation director)
  • Yamiyo no Jidaigeki: Bakumatsu Rakuchū Kawaraban (1995, character design, key animation, animation director)
  • The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final (1999, key animation)
  • Armored Trooper Votoms: Pailsen Files (2007-2008, Character Design, Key Animation)

Film[edit]


Sources:[3][4]

Illustration works[edit]

Listed alphabetically in chronological order (oldest at top).

Novels[edit]

  • Fang of the Sun Dougram 1, by Hiroyuki Hoshiyama (October 1983, Asahi Sonorama)
  • Fang of the Sun Dougram 2, by Hiroyuki Hoshiyama (March 1984, Asahi Sonorama)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms: The First Red Shoulder, by Sōji Yoshikawa (June 1988, Tokuma Shoten)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms: The Last Red Shoulder, by Sōji Yoshikawa (June 1988, Tokuma Shoten)
  • Seijūshi Glint vol.1-3, by Yoshitake Suzuki (July 1991 - March 1993, Asahi Sonorama)
  • Ake-Ō Hōkōden 1: Gekishin no Hatō, by Masanori Hama (January 1991, Tairiki Shobō)
  • Mosaica, by Ryōsuke Takahashi (August 1992, Fujimi Shobo)
  • Kōkoku no Shugosha vol.1-7, by Daisuke Satō (June 1998 - September 2001, Chūō Kōron Shinsha)
  • Yoroiden Samurai Troopers: Eikonhen, by Yoshie Kawahara (July 1989, Keibunsha)
  • Yoroiden Samurai Troopers: Kankonhen, by Yoshie Kawahara (July 1989, Keibunsha)
  • Yoroiden Samurai Troopers: Kikōtei Densetsu, by Mamoru Hamatsu (April 1990, Keibunsha)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms I: Udo-hen, by Ryōsuke Takahashi (November 2002, Kadokawa Shoten)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms II: Kumen-hen, by Ryōsuke Takahashi (February 2003, Kadokawa Shoten)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms III: Sansa-hen, by Ryōsuke Takahashi (June 2003, Kadokawa Shoten)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms IV: Kuento-hen, by Ryōsuke Takahashi (October 2003, Kadokawa Shoten)

CD drama[edit]

  • Armored Troopers Votoms, by Ryōsuke Takahashi (December 1988, Asahi Sonorama cassette 21)
  • Yoroiden Samurai Troopers Memorials Deluxe, includes illustration book and video (June 1991, Sunrise, Movic)
  • CD Drama Collections: Sangokushi vol.1-8 (June 1992 - March 1994, character designs, illustration, Koei)
  • CD Drama Collections: Sangokushi: Highlights #1 (August 1994, character designs, illustration, Koei)
  • CD Drama Collections: Sangokushi: Zhuge Liang Seiranden vol.1-4 (March - December 1995, character designs, illustration, Koei)
  • Armored Troopers Votoms Digital Memorials 1 (October 1999, CD-ROM, Movic)
  • CD Drama Collections: Sangokushi DX (2003-03-26, character designs, illustration, Koei)
  • Onmyō Taisenki OP "Kimi to nara" ED "Sora Kakeagaru" Special Limited Edition (Onmyō Tōshinpu illustrations)

Manga[edit]

Collections[edit]

  • Shioyama Norio no Sekai: Odyssey (published in Hobby Japan from January 1987 through January 1988)
  • Shioyama Norio Gashū (October 1996, Movic)
  • Eikyū Hozonban: Shioyama Norio Artwork Kessakusen (March 2002, Village Center Publishing)

Silk screen artwork[edit]

These silk screen prints are available through the Eagle Gallery and Art Collection House KK.

From Armored Troopers Votoms and published in 2001 (all measurements in centimeters, listed width x height):

  • Shuttatsu (出立?) (33.2 × 48.9)
  • Shijima (静寂?) (64.4 × 44.8)
  • Senmu (戦夢?) (64.2 × 32.3)
  • Kizuna (?) (34.8 × 49.9)
  • Ketsuzen (蹶然?) (44.8 × 64.8)
  • Sōei (蒼影?) (64.8 × 44.8)

Original works gallery showings[edit]

Shioyama Norio Gengaten ~The World of Armored Trooper Votoms~
Nagoya, 22–24 September 2001, Nadia Park Design Center Building, 3F Design Hall
Fukuoka, 27 September - 1 October 2001, Club AS Galleria Arch, Galleria Arch Fukuoka


References[edit]

  1. ^ Ettinger, Benjamin (2006-12-29). "Koichi Murata & Oh Pro". AniPages Daily. Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  2. ^ オープロとは? (in Japanese). Oh! Production. Archived from the original on 2006-12-12. Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  3. ^ 日本バトリング協会富野監督担当 作品概要 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-05-15. 
  4. ^ 塩山紀生 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-05-15. 

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