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Haruhiko Mikimoto (美樹本 晴彦 Mikimoto Haruhiko, real name Haruhiko Satō (佐藤晴彦 Satō Haruhiko)) is a Japanese anime character designer, illustrator and mangaka. Mostly active during the 1980s, during that decade he rose to promience and is considered one of the top character designers of his time. He was born on August 28, 1959 in Tokyo, Japan.

He graduated from Keio University, and attended the university in the same years as Macross creator Shōji Kawamori and screenwriter Hiroshi Ōnogi. He joined the animation studio Artland while attending school, and was character designer in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross.

Anime works

Listed in alphabetical order.

  • Aim For the Top! (character designer)[1]
  • Aquarian Age the Movie (character designer)
  • Tetsuwan Atom (1980 version) (in-between animation, key animation)
  • Blue Remains (character designer)
  • Gandalla: King of the Burning Desert (character designer)
  • Gundam Neo Experience 0087: Green Divers (character designer),
  • Hi-Speed Jecy (character designer)
  • Macross 7 (character designer, Ending Animation)
    • Macross 7: The Galaxy's Calling Me! (character designer)
    • Macross Dynamite 7 (character designer)
  • Megazone 23 (guest character designer (Eve Tokimatsuri))
    • Megazone 23, Part II (guest character designer (Eve Tokimatsuri))
    • Megazone 23, Part III (guest character designer (Eve Tokimatsuri))
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (character designer)
  • Rayca (character designer)
  • Salamander (character designer)
  • The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (character designer, character animation director)
    • The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (character designer, animation director)
    • The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 (character designer, animation director)
    • The Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers, Again (character designer)
  • The Super Dimension Century Orguss (character designer, animation director)
    • Super Dimension Century Orguss 02 (character designer)
  • Tytania (Character Designer)

Games

  • Aisle Lord -- Mega CD (character designer)
  • Dogu Senki -- Dreamcast (chacracter designer)
  • FZ Axis -- Mega Drive (character designer)
  • The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie -- Super Famicom (character designer)
  • Khamrai -- PlayStation (character designer)
  • Macross VF-X -- PlayStation (character designer)
    • Macross VF-X2 -- PlayStation (character designer)
  • Quo Vadis -- Sega Saturn, PlayStation (character designer)
    • Quovadis 2 -- Sega Saturn (character designer)
  • Record of Lodoss War: Advent of Kardis -- Dreamcast (cover illustration)
  • A Sherd of Youthful Memories -- PlayStation (character designer)
  • The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (game) -- Sega Saturn, PlayStation (character designer)
  • Top o Nerae! -- PlayStation 2 (character designer)
  • The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (game) -- PlayStation 2 (character designer)
  • Macross Ace Frontier -- PlayStation Portable (character designer)

Artbooks and collections

Listed in alphabetic order. ISBN is for Japanese release unless otherwise noted.

Illustration works

Listed in alphabetic order. ISBN is for Japanese release unless otherwise noted.

Manga

Listed in alphabetic order. ISBN is for Japanese release unless otherwise noted.

Other

  • Aquarian Age Trading Card Game (card illustrations)
  • Chaos Gear Trading Card Game (card illustrations)
  • CM's Macross Figure Collection (cover illustration)
  • Gundam the Ride: A Baoa Qu (amusement park ride, character design)
  • Macross VF-X2 Original Soundtrack (cover, inside illustrations)
  • Macross 7 Trash (radio drama, illustrations)
  • Marionette Generation: Out of Ganchu (CD album + illustration book)

References

  1. Gifford, Kevin and Mikimoto, Haruhiko. "Gunbuster". (January 2007) Newtype USA pp. 40-43.

External links

it:Haruhiko Mikimoto zh:美樹本晴彥