Nobuhiro Kikuchi Information

Nobuhiro Kikuchi

Nobuhiro Kikuchi

Executive Producer

Nobuhiro Kikuchi is the executive producer at animation studio P.A.WORKS. As producer, Kikuchi has worked on anime series such as True Tears, Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow, and The Eccentric Family. Kikuchi's involvement in animation projects brings a high level of collaboration between the animation studio and the local area in which the anime takes place. With this unity, the creators are able to enchant the audience with a unique sense of reality and fascination.

Kikuchi was born in Toyama prefecture in 1964. He went to the same college as Kenji Horikawa, founder and CEO/producer of P.A.WORKS, but Kikuchi chose a different profession, other than animation. After establishing P.A.WORKS, Horikawa invited Kikuchi to join him. Kikuchi brought a new perspective to the animation, which led to unique developments at P.A.WORKS.

In Hanasaku Iroha, the Bonbori Festival is a festival that existed only in anime, but with the combined efforts of Kikuchu, the show's other creators, the local community, and the fans, it materialized into a real traditional style festival that is held every year, with over 10,000 people attending it. Kikuchi also produced Koitabi: True Tours Nanto, a unique smartphone app that brings together tourism and animation entertainment to create a unique experience for touring the city of Nanto, Toyama.

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