Tomoki Kyouda

京田知己
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Birth:Jan 22, 1970
Age:52
Gender:Male
Years active:1998-Present
Hometown:Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/kyodatomoki Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/tomokikyoda/ Influenced by Hiroyuki Nakanos commercials and music videos he studied video art at the Musashino Art University joining Gento Matsumotos company Sal Brunei as a graphic designer. He soon changed his occupation to the animation industry having aspired to be an animation director since his childhood. He initially joined Group TAChttps://anilist.co/studio/86/GroupTAC where he worked as episode director and storyboard artist under the guidance of Mitsuru Hongouhttps://anilist.co/staff/103366/MitsuruHongou. His first major role was as mechanical/creature designer on Chikyuu Bouei Kazokuhttps://anilist.co/anime/1962/TheDaichisEarthsDefenseFamily/ working alongside Shouji Kawamorihttps://anilist.co/staff/97501/ShoujiKawamori and Kazutaka Miyatakehttps://anilist.co/staff/100987/KazutakaMiyatake with whom he would collaborate profusely afterwards. He later moved to studio Boneshttps://anilist.co/studio/4/bones landing as assistant director for Yutaka Izubuchihttps://anilist.co/staff/99075/YutakaIzubuchis RahXephonhttps://anilist.co/anime/165/RahXephon/. The two became close collaborators with Kyouda soon taking the leading role on the RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentiohttps://anilist.co/anime/758/RahXephonTheMotionPicture/ movie. Soon after he directed Eureka Sevenhttps://anilist.co/anime/237/EurekaSeven/ incorporating his love for music and different subcultures into mecha anime.
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