Kenichi Yoshida (animator)

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Kenichi Yoshida
吉田 健一
Born November 23, 1969
Occupation character designer, animator,
Years active 1990–present
Website gallo44

Kenichi Yoshida (吉田 健一 Yoshida Ken'ichi?, born November 23, 1969 in Kumamoto Prefecture) is a Japanese animator and illustrator. He is a graduate of Tokyo Designer Gakuin College.[1] He is a member of Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA).[1]


Upon joining Studio Ghibli in 1990, Yoshida worked on Only Yesterday and Porco Rosso.[1] In 1999, he left Studio Ghibli to become freelance.[1] Currently, he is focusing on working on Sunrise and Bones works.[1] He is good friends with fellow animator Akira Yasuda (Akiman) and has collaborated with him in numerous productions.[1]

In 2005, he was awarded the individual prize in the 10th Animation Kobe awards.[1][2] In 2006 at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, he was given the character design award for his work in Eureka Seven.[1][3]


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  • edge - a collection of paintings (2004; illustrations)
  • Shangri-La (2004–2005; illustrations)
  • Kozue Takada's CD single Himitsu Kichi (2005; jacket illustrations)



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "吉田健一". Weblio. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  2. ^ "10th Animation Kobe Awards". Anime News Network. 2005-09-22. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Tokyo Anime Fair: Award Winners". Anime News Network. 2006-03-27. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  4. ^ 吉田健一 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  5. ^ "吉田健一". Hate na Diary. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 

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