Birth:Jan 29, 1962
Hometown:Tokuyama (now Shunan), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/ysadamoto Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is an animator illustrator character designer and one of the founding members of studio Gainax. After college Sadamoto learned the ropes of key animation under Yasuo Otsukahttps://anilist.co/staff/136873/YasuoOtsuka at Telecom before becoming a founding member of Gainax. Otsuka later named Sadamoto one of the three men more skillful than him. Though Sadamoto is not an unskilled animator by any means his reputation rests mainly on his iconic character designs evident in the reception of the Evangelion cast. Nearly all of Gainax biggest productions have their characters designed by Sadamoto. He is one of the biggest contributors to the general look of Gainax anime and has proven to be massively influential for character designers of future generations. Sadamotos characters are often thin fragile and have sharp yet understated facial features. He pays a lot of attention to fashion as well. Most of Sadamotos influences are mangaka such as Katsuhiro Otomohttps://anilist.co/staff/96872/KatsuhiroOtomo Yoshitaka Amanohttps://anilist.co/staff/97967/YoshitakaAmano Kazuo Umezuhttps://anilist.co/staff/97777/KazuoUmezu and Leiji Matsumotohttps://anilist.co/staff/97597/LeijiMatsumoto. Sadamoto would go on to author the Evangelion manga. PostGainax he has remained active as character designer mostly for Mamoru Hosodahttps://anilist.co/staff/100067/MamoruHosodas popular feature films. He has also focused on different visual and illustration works as he worked on several manga and is cocreator and character designer for the .hack game franchise.