Yoshiyuki Tomino, director and creator of Gundam, comes to Anime NYC to celebrate Gundam’s 40th Anniversary!

Tomino was born in 1941 in Odawara, Japan. After graduating from the Nihon University College of Art Cinema Department, he went to work for Mushi Production where he worked on the anime TV series Astro Boy. He then went freelance and drew storyboards and directed numerous Japanese animation projects. His major directorial efforts include Triton of the Sea, The Unchallengeable Daitarn 3, Mobile Suit Gundam, Space Runaway Ideon, and Gundam Reconguista in G. He has also written lyrics for the theme songs of some of his projects himself and has written novels. Further, he is president of the Anime Tourism Association.

He won the Leopard of Honour at the 2009 Locarno Film Festival and the Golden Romics Award at Italy’s 2017 Romics Festival.

Yoshiyuki Tomino will participate in panels, signings, and special events with more information coming soon.