Kenichi Yoshida (animator)

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]

Kenichi Yoshida
吉田 健一
Born (1969-11-23) November 23, 1969 (age 50)
Alma materTokyo Designer Gakuin College
OccupationAnimator, illustrator
Years active1990–present


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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