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Miami Valley Peace Heroes Trail 

Lifting up peace heroes - for the next generation to learn how everyday people can succeed in making the world less violent and more just. Supporting peacebuilding through  Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and our peacebuilding partners.

Support Yoshiyuki Tomino in the Peace Heroes Trail 2022



Barb Weber


Jacob Nolin


Jesse Arthur


Lynn Buffington & Don Nguyen


William Ross


Catherine Queener

Tomino helps young people understand that "cool" battle scenes result in mass destruction. His is a needed perspective in anime.


Yoshiyuki Tomino  

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.

Web links 


Encyclopedia of science fiction


International Movie Database


Cultural merit award.


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Anime Is Not to Be Underestimated: Tomino Yoshiyuki ...


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Thank you for supporting peacebuilding and the Miami Valley Peace Heroes Trail! 

-  Photo of Yoshiyuki Tomino from Wikipedia, 2008 Taipei game show

Team Members

Jacob Nolin

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