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Gundam's Yoshiyuki Tomino to Appear at NY Anime Fest

posted on 2009-06-19 12:00 EDT
Creator of Dunbine, Ideon, Brain Powered marks Gundam's 30th anniversary

The New York Anime Festival has announced that prolific anime creator and director Yoshiyuki Tomino will appear as a Guest of Honor at the September 25-27 convention in New York City. Tomino is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his best known creation — the space war epic Mobile Suit Gundam — and ANN has posted a new interview with him to mark the occasion. In addition to creating and directing the first Gundam series, he oversaw the first movie trilogy, Z Gundam, Gundam ZZ, Gundam: Char's Counterattack, Gundam F91, V Gundam, and Turn A Gundam. He even wrote several Gundam novels.

Before he made his name with robot stories at the anime studio Sunrise, Tomino started his career at Mushi Productions under the tutelage of anime pioneer Osamu Tezuka. There, Tomino worked on the first serial anime television show, Astro Boy, and other Tezuka classics. His first turn at the director's chair came with 1972's adventure anime series Umi no Triton. Tomino's decades-long résumé also includes Yuusha Raideen, Muteki Chōjin Zanbot 3, Muteki Kōjin Daitarn 3, Densetsu Kyojin Ideon, Dunbine, Heavy Metal L-Gaim, Brain Powered, and Overman King Gainer.

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