Norio Shioyama

Birth:Mar 28, 1940
Death:Apr 13, 2017
Home town:Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Wiki jp Wiki en Norio Shioyama was an animator illustrator and character designer. Perhaps most well known for his work as a character designer on the anime television series Armored Trooper Votoms He was also one of the founding members of Oh Production together with Kouichi Murata Kazuo Komatsubara and Koushin Yonekawa. In 1966 Shioyama joined Hatena Pro under the direction of Bonjin Nagaki Shioyama later became a freelancer doing work for Tatsunoko Pro and working on many projects for Sunrise as an animation director. Shioyamas first project as a character designer was for Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3 which anime director Ryousuke Takahashi praised. He then worked on such shows as Fang of the Sun Dougram Panzer World Galient and Ronin Warriors as both character designer and animation director. His and Takahashis designs epitomized Sunrises work in the 80s. On April 13 2017 a fire occurred at Shioyamas apartment in Misato sadly killing both him and his wife. Source: Wikipedia