Akio Watanabe

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Akio Watanabe
Akio Watanabe (渡辺 明夫, Watanabe Akio)

(1969-07-27) July 27, 1969 (age 53)
Tokyo, Japan
Other namesPoyoyon♥Rock
Character Designer

Akio Watanabe (渡辺 明夫, Watanabe Akio, born July 27, 1969) is a Japanese animator, illustrator, character designer, supervisor, director, dōjin artist and a member of the circle Pokopii (ぽこぴー).[1][2] His pseudonym is Poyoyon♥Rock (ぽよよん♥ろっく). He worked with Akiyuki Shinbo at Shaft. His representative works include key animation for Popotan, and character design for Nurse Witch Komugi, The SoulTaker and Monogatari.


Under the name Akio Watanabe[edit]


Computer games
  • Zutto Issho (animation director, character design)
  • L no Kisetsu
  • Missing Blue
  • Grisaia no Kajitsu (character design)


  • Hoshiiro Drop (cover art)[8]
  • 22/7 (original character design for Yuki Tojo)
  • PeroPero☆Teacher (Director, Character Design)

Under the name Poyoyon♥Rock[edit]

Computer games
Trading Card Games
  • Saitama O157 prevention campaign poster
  • "Moe Loan" Ron-tan (Livedoor Credit)
  • "Akiba Kei SNS 'Filn'" Mascot characters Fil and Fal


  1. ^ 伊藤真広、村中宣彦(編)、2006、「【プロ作家】→【同人名義】データベース」、『ゲームラボ特別編集「現代視覚文化研究」』、三才ブックス ISBN 4-86199-061-0 p. 191
  2. ^ "ろっくのおへや". poyo.chu.jp. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  3. ^ 「渡辺あきお☓桃井はるこ対談」 『Rolling Stone (ローリング・ストーン) 日本版 2013年 05月号』 セブン&アイ出版 pp.44-47
  4. ^ Loo, Egan (December 27, 2020). "New Etotama Anime's 1st Teasers Reveal Cast, Staff, Story, Spring Net Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
  5. ^ Green, Scott (August 26, 2016). "'Zaregoto' OVA Cast, Staff, Themes and Character Designs Published". Crunchyroll. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Japanese Film 'Fireworks' Finds Distributors Around the World". Variety. July 26, 2017. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  7. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (April 2, 2021). "Masaomi Andō, Lerche Reveal Original Anime Project Gyakuten Sekai no Denchi Shōjo". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
  8. ^ "星色ガールドロップ コミックアンソロジー|書籍|竹書房 -TAKESHOBO-". www.takeshobo.co.jp. Retrieved 2020-01-06.

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