Shinji Higuchi

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Shinji Higuchi
樋口 真嗣
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Higuchi at the premiere of Shin Godzilla in 2016
Born (1965-09-22) September 22, 1965 (age 56)
OccupationDirector, special effects director, storyboard artist
Years active1984–present
Known forAnimation, Film
Notable work
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Sinking of Japan
Attack on Titan
Shin Godzilla

Shinji Higuchi (Japanese: 樋口 真嗣, Hepburn: Higuchi Shinji, born September 22, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese filmmaker and anime storyboard artist, and one of the top special effects supervisors in Japan, best known in the west for his work on Shusuke Kaneko's Gamera trilogy in the 1990s. He works on both anime and tokusatsu projects.


As a key Daicon/Gainax member, he played an important part in the creation of one of the most popular anime series, Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995). He was a writer and art director/storyboarder for the series. He was also the namesake for the show's protagonist, Shinji Ikari.[1] He later voice-acted a musician modeled after himself in two episodes of Karekano.[2]



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  1. ^ "Character Name Origins: NGE". Archived from the original on August 19, 2007.
  2. ^ "untitled". Archived from the original on February 11, 2005. Retrieved March 4, 2015.

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