is an award-winning mecha anime creator, animator, director, screenwriter, and songwriter.
“My audience is not my current viewers or Gundam fans. It’s the children. I want my work to provide food for thought for kids under 10.”
Notably, Tomino has depicted battle and warfare in a negative light, portraying it as the destructive waste that war always is.
Tomino received a Japanese award for Persons of Cultural Merit in 2021.
His groundbreaking stories incorporate realistic depictions of social issues, resource depletion, culture, and emerging technology.
Why he is a peace hero
I selected Yoshiyuki Tomino as my peace hero because of the strong anti-war message in his works.
The majority of the anime Tomino directed has an undercurrent of this, including Mobile Suit Gundam, Space Runaway Ideon, and Aura Battler Dunbine.
Encyclopedia of science fiction
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Cultural merit award.
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- Photo of Yoshiyuki Tomino from Wikipedia, 2008 Taipei game show