Yoshiyuki Sadamoto’s DER MOND

DER MOND by Yoshiyuki SADAMOTO
DER MOND by Yoshiyuki SADAMOTO.
© GAINAX © YOSHIYUKI SADAMOTO © 1989 NHKSOGO VISIONTOHO
© BANDAI VISUALGAINAX © SNK 1992 © 1998 LOVE & POP PRODUCTION GROUP

Beyond the Art of EVANGELION

Every anime fan knows that character design is one of the most important attributes of any movie or television series. It sets the artistic tone and, at a glance, helps establish the personalities that will drive the storyline.

Some talented artists have made a career of this specialty, becoming household names among legions of dedicated otaku.

One such artist is Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, character designer of GAINAX projects such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Nadia – The Secret of Blue Water and The Wings of Honneamise. 

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GASARAKI, Vol. 1: The Summoning

GASARAKI, Vol. 1: THE SUMMONING
GASARAKI, Vol. 1:
THE SUMMONING

Yushiro is not a normal 17-year-old. The youngest son of the powerful and influential Gowa family has special capabilities his relatives are determined to unleash — no matter what the sacrifice.

This is something made very apparent in ADV Films’ first DVD installment of Gasaraki, a 26-episode television series, lushly animated and produced by Bandai Visual/Sunrise in 1998.

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The Special Duty Combat Unit SHINESMAN

THE SPECIAL DUTY COMBAT UNIT: SHINESMAN
THE SPECIAL DUTY COMBAT UNIT: SHINESMAN

You answer a stupid question…

He just wanted to earn a decent living and be a good guardian to his kid brother, Yota. There was no way for Hiroya Matsumoto to know his answer to a seemingly-innocuous question during a job interview would place him in the position of being a superhero. 

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