Exhibit Celebrates Career of "Cowboy Bebop" Character Designer Toshihiro Kawamoto

30 years of Bones co-founder Toshihiro Kawamoto celebrated

Toshihiro Kawamoto got his start in 1986 anime movie Arion before going on to co-found anime studio Bones and, over the years, serving as animation director/character designer on anime sunch as 1991's Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 and 1998's Cowboy Bebop. These works, along with Wolf's Rain, the opening of which Kawamoto animated, will be the subject of a three decade retrospective at Tokyo Art Gallery "GoFa."

 

Recent Bones work has included character design on Blood Blockade Battlefront, animation direction on Space Dandy and both on Noragami.

 

Cels and original illustrations will be exhibited at the gallery between October 24 and November 11, with an autograph session on November 14th that launches a second phase that runs through the 29th.

 

 

 

 via @ikari_gendo

 


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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