Takeshi Honda

Birth:Mar 12, 1968
Years active:1983-Present
Hometown:Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Wiki jphttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ After dropping out from Tokyo Designers College in 1987 Honda joined Atelier Giga. He later joined Gainaxhttps://anilist.co/studio/6/ where he debuted as the studios youngest animation director on Nadia: The Secret of Blue Waterhttps://anilist.co/anime/1251/. A few years later in 1994 he got to handle the character designs for the first time on Metal Fighter Mikuhttps://anilist.co/anime/1175/ a TV series directed by Akiyuki Shinbouhttps://anilist.co/staff/100089/. After having left Gainax Honda participated in most of Satoshi Konhttps://anilist.co/staff/99580/s works. Perhaps most notably as a character designer on Millenium Actresshttps://anilist.co/anime/1033/ a role which was originally planned to be Hideki Hamasuhttps://anilist.co/staff/125820/s but was given to him due to Hamasu having contracted a severe tendon inflammation. Honda also designed the characters for Mitsuo Isohttps://anilist.co/staff/100151/s Dennou Coilhttps://anilist.co/anime/2164/. In 2006 Honda joined Studio Kharahttps://anilist.co/studio/47/ and reprised his vital staff roles in the Evangelionhttps://anilist.co/anime/2759/ franchise. The same year he made his longawaited debut in a Studio Ghiblihttps://anilist.co/studio/21/ film working as a key animator on Tales from Earthseahttps://anilist.co/anime/1829/ and then again on Ponyohttps://anilist.co/anime/2890/. His work received high praise by Hayao Miyazakihttps://anilist.co/staff/96870/ for expressing the characters individuality through their movements. Nicknamed as Master Shishou by Takahiro Kishidahttps://anilist.co/staff/101403/ during the production of Bubblegum Crisishttps://anilist.co/anime/1347/. Since then the nickname has been widely recognized within the industry.