Haruhiko Mikimoto

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Haruhiko Mikimoto
美樹本 晴彦
Haruhiko Satō (佐藤晴彦, Satō Haruhiko)

(1959-08-28) August 28, 1959 (age 62)
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationAnime character designer, illustrator and manga artist

Haruhiko Mikimoto (美樹本 晴彦, Mikimoto Haruhiko, born Haruhiko Satō (佐藤晴彦, Satō Haruhiko), August 28, 1959 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese anime character designer, illustrator and manga artist. Mostly active during the 1980s, during that decade he rose to prominence and is considered one of the top character designers of his time.

He graduated from Keio University, and attended the university in the same years as Macross creator Shōji Kawamori and screenwriter Hiroshi Ōnogi. He joined the animation studio Artland while attending school, and was character designer in several anime series, including The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Macross 7, Gunbuster and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.

Anime works[edit]

Listed in alphabetical order.


Artbooks and collections[edit]

Listed in alphabetic order. ISBN is for Japanese release unless otherwise noted.

  • Elverz, ISBN 4-8291-9107-4
  • Haruhiko Mikimoto Illustrations
  • Hoshi no Kismet, ISBN 4-253-01066-0
  • Innocence, ISBN 4-04-853663-X
  • It's Artland, ISBN 4-88144-032-2
  • Michinoku Gashū, ISBN 4-19-669538-8
  • Mikimoto Haruhiko Cel Works, ISBN 4-19-669607-4
  • Movement, ISBN 4-8291-9102-3
  • My Time, ISBN 4-8291-9112-0
  • Quo Vadis Visual Book, ISBN 4-575-28720-2
  • Roman Album Series Haruhiko Mikimoto Illustrations
  • A Sherd of Youthful Memories Deep File, ISBN 4-901159-00-3
  • A Sherd of Youthful Memories Visual Works, ISBN 4-87709-359-1
  • This Is Animation: Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross Character-hen, ISBN 4-09-199521-7
  • Visualist Series: Haruhiko Mikimoto Collection (laserdisc, VHS, and CD-ROM)

Illustration works[edit]

Listed in alphabetic order. ISBN is for Japanese release unless otherwise noted.


Listed in alphabetic order. ISBN is for Japanese release unless otherwise noted.


  • Aquarian Age Trading Card Game (card illustrations)
  • Chaos Gear Trading Card Game (card illustrations)
  • CM's Macross Figure Collection (cover illustration)
  • Gundam the Ride: A Baoa Qu (amusement park ride, character design)
  • Macross VF-X2 Original Soundtrack (cover, inside illustrations)
  • Macross 7 Trash (radio drama, illustrations)
  • Marionette Generation: Out of Ganchu (CD album + illustration book)
  • Mobilesuit Gundam Hathaway's flash (novel illustration)


  1. ^ Gifford, Kevin and Mikimoto, Haruhiko. "Gunbuster". (January 2007) Newtype USA pp. 40-43.
  2. ^ "Attack on Titan Team's Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri Anime Trailers Reveal Premise, April Premiere". Anime News Network. December 17, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2016.

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