Yutaka Minowa

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Yutaka Minowa
Native name
箕輪 豊
OccupationCharacter designer, animation director

Yutaka Minowa (箕輪 豊, Minowa Yutaka) is a character designer and animation director who works with Madhouse, a Japanese animation company. His work is recognised in the Yoshiaki Kawajiri movies he has designed characters for, among them Ninja Scroll and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. He also did the character design and animation direction for the short "Program" in The Animatrix.[1]


List of works in anime
Year Series Crew role Notes Source[2]
1989 The Five Star Stories Assistant Animation Director [3]
1990–91 Record of Lodoss War Sub character designer OVA [3]
1993 Ninja Scroll Character design, animation director film
1998 Outlaw Star [4]
2001 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Character design, animation director film [5][6][3]
2003 The Animatrix Animation director, character design Ep. "Program" [4][1]
2007 Devil May Cry: The Animated Series Character design, animation director, "Devil" Design [7]
2011 Blade Prop design
2013 Space Pirate Captain Harlock Concept Character Design film


  1. ^ a b "Interview with Yutaka Minowa (Animation Director, Character Design: Program) from The Animatrix (2003)". MatrixFans.net. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "アニメ / メディア芸術データベース – 箕輪 豊" [Anime / Media Arts Database (search results) – Yutaka Minowa]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Phillips, George (August 12, 2004). "Opening Ceremonies - Otakon 2004 - Anime News Network". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Sakura-Con Hosts Giant Robo/Shin Mazinger's Imagawa". Anime News Network. February 4, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "Fantasia 2000 holds press conference". Anime News Network. 2000-07-04. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Vampire Hunter D on Cinemax". Anime News Network. October 16, 2001. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  7. ^ "Sakura-Con to Host Madoka Magica's Urobuchi, Ninja Scroll's Minowa". Anime News Network. February 20, 2012. Retrieved March 1, 2016.

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