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Shigeto Koyama

Character Designer

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Shigeto Koyama debuted in the Japanese animation industry as an illustrator then moved onto design work. Quickly excelling, his work as a mechanical and character designer led to being a part of GAINAX in 2004. Though designing for less than a decade, Koyama has since garnered impressive credits in some of the biggest franchises in anime. Some of his most recognizable work includes the artwork and character designs provided for HEROMAN, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, and Guild01: Liberation Maiden. Koyama's mech designs are featured in well-known anime including Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society, Eureka Seven, and Star Driver.

Koyama has provided artwork and character designs for GAINAX-produced series Diebuster (Gunbuster 2), Gurren Lagann, and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. His most recent work has him working as a key animator on the Rebuild of Evangelion Tetralogy. Fans of Eureka Seven can see his latest work as a member of the design development team for Eureka Seven:AO which has recently begun airing in Japan. Outside of anime, Koyama has also worked on video games; his design work is featured in the No More Heroes franchise.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   FanimeCon 2012 - May 25-28 in San Jose, CA
   Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show 2012 - September 15-16 in Paris, France
   AnimeNEXT 2014 - June 6-8 in Somerset, NJ
   Connichi 2014 - September 12-14 in Kassel, Germany
   Anime Matsuri 2015 - April 3-5 in Houston, TX
   AnimeNEXT 2015 - June 12-14 in Somerset, NJ
   MCM London Comic Con 2015 - October 23-25 in London, UK
   Sakura-Con 2016 - March 25-27 in Seattle, WA
   Kawaii Kon 2016 - April 8-10 in Honolulu, HI
   AnimeNEXT 2016 - June 10-12 in Atlantic City, NJ
   Anime Expo 2016 - July 1-4 in Los Angeles, CA
   Anime Midwest 2016 - July 8-10 in Rosemont, IL
   Kumoricon 2016 - October 28-30 in Portland, OR
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