(b. November 5, 1941) is a novelist and animation creator. He began his career in 1963 working for Osamu Tezuka
's company, Mushi Productions. He is best known for his work on Giant Robot anime of the 1970s, and transformed the genre into the mecha genre with 1979's Mobile Suit Gundam.
With 1983's Aura Battler Dunbine and 1985's Zeta Gundam, Tomino earned the nickname Kill-All Tomino for the high body count of normally-sacrosanct main characters in his works. He assisted with the last several episodes of Gundam Seed, when the poor animation time management of the director and writing staff had left little time to tell the remainder of the story.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
Tomino Yoshiyuki Facts