Yoshikazu Yasuhiko ( is a Japanese 安彦良和 Yasuhiko Yoshikazu, born December 9, 1947) animator and manga artist in the anime industry.
Engaru, Hokkaidō, Yasuhiko dropped out of Hirosaki University and was hired by Osamu Tezuka's Mushi Productions in 1970 as an animator. He later went freelance and worked on various animation productions for film and television. He began working as a manga artist in 1979. In 1981 he won the Seiun Award in Art category. In 1992 he won the Japan Cartoonists Association Award, and in 2000, an Excellence Prize in manga for Ōdō no Inu at the Japan Media Arts Festival. He is also known as a novelist and science fiction illustrator. Some of his most notable works as character designer and director are , Brave Reideen , and Combattler V . Less well known is the fact that he was the original character designer for the Mobile Suit Gundam Dirty Pair, long before their first anime or manga appearance, when he was illustrating the Haruka Takachiho short stories that became the 1980 fixup novel Great Adventures of the Dirty Pair. He's also worked on the character designs for the video game, Vay.
In recent years he has branched out artistically, creating such works as
Joan, a three-volume story of a young French girl living at the time of the Hundred Years' War, whose life parallels that of Joan of Arc; and Jesus, a two-volume biographical manga about the life of Jesus Christ.
Yasuhiko signs his artwork as "YAS".
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( Wandering Sun Sasurai no Taiyō) (1971) (character design)
(1973) (Character Design) Zero Tester
(1974) (storyboards) Space Cruiser Yamato
(1975) (character design, animation director) Brave Raideen
(1975) (Screenplay, Original creator, Character Design, Animation director) Wanpaku Omukashi Kum Kum
(1976) (Character Design) Combattler V
(1976) (Character Design, Animation director) Robokko Beeton
(1977) (Character Design) Zambot 3
(1978) (Character Design) The Adventures of the Little Prince (TV series)
(1979) (Character Design) Mobile Suit Gundam
(1982) (Character Design, Animation director) Shiroi Kiba White Fang Monogatari
(1984) (Chief Director, Storyboard (ep 1,4), Original creator, Character Design, Animation director) Giant Gorg
(1985) (Character Design) Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
(1987) (Director, Storyboard) Kaze to Ki no Uta SANCTUS -Sei naru kana-
(1995) (Character Design) Super Atragon
(2014) (End credit illustration for episode 8) Strange+
Kurd no hoshi
Nijiiro no Trotsky
Oudou no inu
Venus Wars (1986–1990)
Waga nawa Nero (1998–1999)
Nomi no Ou
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
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