Toshihiro Kawamoto

川元利浩, Yoshiki Toki (土岐義芸)
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Birth:Jul 15, 1963
Age:59
Gender:Male
Years active:1986-Present
Hometown:Mie Prefecture, Japan
A cofounder and a board member of Boneshttps://anilist.co/studio/4/. Upon graduating from high school Kawamoto was first employed in the making and designing of precision machinery. During this early period he became interested in becoming an animator due to the ongoing Macrosshttps://anilist.co/anime/1088/ series Yoshiyuki Tominohttps://anilist.co/staff/97337/s Mobile Suit Gundamhttps://anilist.co/anime/80/ and Gainaxhttps://anilist.co/studio/6/s amateur Daiconhttps://anilist.co/anime/2724/ films. In particular Yoshikazu Yasuhikohttps://anilist.co/staff/97220/s work was a major influence. After graduating he applied for a small subcontracting studio called Group Donguri and was accepted. In 1986 he made his debut in Yasuhikos 1986 film Arionhttps://anilist.co/anime/791/. During the production he was mentored by the character designer Sachiko Kamimurahttps://anilist.co/staff/112663/ with whom he would later work with on multiple occasions including being her assistant in Venus Warshttps://anilist.co/anime/544/ which was also written and directed by Yasuhiko. After this Kawamoto worked on numerous series by Sunrisehttps://anilist.co/studio/14/ most notably as a character designer on the Gundam entries Stardust Memoryhttps://anilist.co/anime/84/ and The 08th MS Teamhttps://anilist.co/anime/81/ as well as the internationally acclaimed Cowboy Bebophttps://anilist.co/anime/1/. In 1998 he cofounded Bones with fellow Sunrise staff members Masahiko Minamihttps://anilist.co/staff/101519/ and Hiroshi Ousakahttps://anilist.co/staff/107410/. Some of the more recent works he has provided designs for include Wolfs Rainhttps://anilist.co/anime/202/ Ghost Slayers Ayashihttps://anilist.co/anime/1587/ Noragamihttps://anilist.co/anime/20447/ and Kekkai Sensenhttps://anilist.co/anime/20727/. Nonanime staff credits:
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