Kinji Yoshimoto

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Kinji Yoshimoto (よしもときんじ, Yoshimoto Kinji) is a Japanese animator, writer and director. Some of his major works include Megazone 23 and Plastic Little. He also directed several of the Queen's Blade anime series as well as anime adaptations for I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job. and Unbreakable Machine-Doll. Known for his manga and anime productions with manga artist Satoshi Urushihara. The two have with Yoshihiro Kimura created their own production company called Earthwork.

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

Year Title Crew role Notes Source[1]
1985–1986 Megazone 23 Key animation OVA series Part 1, 2
1989 Legend of Lemnear Director OVA
1994 Plastic Little Key animation, Director, Screenplay [2]
2007 Genshiken Pt. 2 Director [3]
2009 Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin Director, Screenplay, Series Configuration
2009 Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye Story concept, Director
2010–2011 Queen's Blade: Beautiful Warriors Director OVA [4]
2013 I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job. Director [5]
2013 Unbreakable Machine-Doll Director [6]
2013–2014 Vanquished Queens Director, Composer OVA
2016 Queen's Blade Grimoire Chief director OVA
2017 Seven Mortal Sins Director [7]
2019 Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Director, Series Composition [8]

Other projects[edit]

Year Title Crew role Notes Source
1996 Langrisser III Opening Animation Staff (director) Video game originally released for the Sega Saturn.
1998 Langrisser V Opening Animation Staff (director, key frame artist), Development Staff (visual artist) Video game originally released for the Sega Saturn
1999 Growlanser Opening Animation Staff (director) Video game originally released for the PlayStation
2015 The Shisho (Master Teacher) Animation Director combination live-action and anime [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "アニメ / メディア芸術データベース – よしもときんじ" [Anime / Media Arts Database (search results) – Kinji Yoshimoto]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "New from Japan: Anime Film Reviews". Animation World Network. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Tsutomu Mizushima Directs New Genshiken Anime at I.G". Anime News Network. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Licenses Queen's Blade: Beautiful Warriors". Anime News Network. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Yu-Shibu Fantasy Comedy TV Anime's Promo Introduces Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Kana Asumi, Nobuhiko Okamoto Join Unbreakable Machine-Doll Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Hobby Japan's 'Nanatsu no Taizai' Gets TV Anime Adaptation". August 11, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  8. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (29 April 2018). "Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest TV Anime Reveals New Staff, Visual". Anime News Network. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Shishō 2chan Novels Get TV Anime, Live-Action Film, TV Drama". Anime News Network. Retrieved 11 May 2016.

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