Yukio Abe is a veteran art director that worked on creating visual concepts for later anime adaptations of Osamu Tezukas manga. Notably he also worked with such anime directors as Masami Hata the Dezaki brothers and character designer Sugino Akio. Abes works mostly consist of kodomo anime. His art style perfectly compliments childrens stories creating beatiful warm and fairy talelike settings. Not to be mistaken with another Yukio Abe who is a recording specialist.