Kimitoshi Yamane (山根 公利, Yamane Kimitoshi, born January 30, 1966 in Shimane Prefecture) is a Japanese mecha designer. Yamane began his career and honed his skills at noted studio Artmic in the 1980s, beginning with Bubblegum Crisis, A.D. Police: Dead End City, Gall Force and Megazone 23. After the studio was disbanded, he started his career as a freelancer and worked on numerous series as mecha designer, including The Vision of Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team and Mobile Fighter G Gundam. He worked for the first time with Shinichirō Watanabe on Cowboy Bebop. His work on non-robot productions such as The Silent Service, Gatchaman (OVA) and numerous Artmic works have also been lauded.
Yamane has also authored a book, Kimitoshi Yamane Mecha Zukan.
- Bubblegum Crisis (1987–1991)
- Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 (1988)
- Hades Project Zeorymer (1988–1990)
- Rhea Gall Force (1989)
- The Three-Eyed One (1990–1991)
- Bubblegum Crash (1991)
- Detonator Orgun (1991-1993)
- Gall Force: New Era (1991)
- Casshan: Robot Hunter (1993–1994)
- Gatchaman (1994–1995)
- Mobile Fighter G Gundam (1994–1995)
- The Vision of Escaflowne (1996)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (1996–1999)
- Voogie's Angel (1997-1998)
- Spriggan (1998)
- Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)
- Infinite Ryvius (1999–2000)
- Escaflowne (2000)
- Argento Soma (2000–2001)
- Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
- Mobile Suit Gundam SEED (2002–2003)
- Overman King Gainer (2002–2003)
- Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny (2004–2005)
- Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO (2004–2006)
- Starship Operators (2005)
- Tide-Line Blue (2005)
- Cluster Edge (2005–2006)
- Galaxy Angel II (2006)
- Glass Fleet (2006)
- Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer (2006)
- Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula (2007)
- Xam'd: Lost Memories (2008–2009)
- Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2 (2008–2009)
- Five Numbers! (2011)
- Eureka Seven: AO (2012)
- Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (2013)
- Gundam Reconguista in G (2014)
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