Manga Wiki

Kimitoshi Yamane (山根 公利 Yamane Kimitoshi?, born January 30, 1966 in Shimane Prefecture[1]) is a Japanese mecha designer[1]. Yamane began his career and honed his skills at noted studio Artmic in the 1980s, beginning with Bubblegum Crisis, AD Police, Gall Force and Megazone 23.[2][3][4][5] After the studio was disbanded, he started his career as a freelancer and worked on numerous series as mecha designer, including Vision of Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop, Mobile Suit Gundam: 08th MS Team and Mobile Fighter G Gundam.[1][2][5][6] He worked for the first time with Shinichirō Watanabe on Cowboy Bebop.[5] His work on non-robot productions such as The Silent Service, Gatchaman and numerous Artmic works have also been lauded.[4]

Yamane has also authored a book, Kimitoshi Yamane Mecha Zukan.[7]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "山根公利". Hate na Diary. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Beez présente l’univers MS Gundam". Beez Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  3. "Rei Yumeno". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Exclusive: Studio Sunrise". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Patten, Fred (2004). Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 Years of Essays and Reviews. Stone Bridge Press. pp. 357–360. ISBN 978-1-880656-92-2 Check |isbn= value: checksum (help). 
  6. Clarke, Frederick S. (2001). Cinefantastique. p. 56. 
  7. "Kimitoshi Yamane Mecha Zukan". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  8. "山根公利" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  9. "Kimitoshi Yamane". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  10. "English Newtype Online Site Updated!". Anime News Network. 2001-03-05. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  11. "Argentosoma and Kikaider to premier at LA Comic Convention". Anime News Network. 2001-01-10. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  12. "Esaflowne Movie Announcements". Anime News Network. 2000-04-17. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  13. "New Escaflowne, Final Fantasy movie details announced". Anime News Network. 1999-08-04. Retrieved 2008-12-20.