Kimitoshi Yamane

Kimitoshi Yamane (山根 公利, Yamane Kimitoshi, born January 30, 1966 in Shimane Prefecture[1]) is a Japanese mecha designer.[1] 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.[2][3][4] 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.[1][2][4][5] He worked for the first time with Shinichirō Watanabe on Cowboy Bebop.[4] His work on non-robot productions such as The Silent Service, Gatchaman (OVA) and numerous Artmic works have also been lauded.[3]

Yamane has also authored a book, Kimitoshi Yamane Mecha Zukan.[6]




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