50-year-old acclaimed animator/character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi joined a live-drawing event held at the Machi Asobi event in Tokushima Prefecture on Sunday, then the official Twitter for the My Hero Academia anime franchise has posted his three illustrations of Deku, All Might, and Tsuyu, from the event. Check out his special illustrations after the jump!
Following the very successful first two, Toei Animation announced today that the time-limited pop-up shop dedicated to its Ojamajo Doremi anime franchise will open for the third time at Ikebukuro P'PARCO in Tokyo and Namba Marui in Osaka from January to February 2019. Check out the key visual newly drawn by the anime's character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi (HeartCatch PreCure!, My Hero Academia) after the jump.
In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at Yoshihiko Umakoshi, veteran character designer and animation director. If you're a fan of his work on My Hero Academia, you'll want to learn more about his career and style. Hit the jump to read more!
Japanese publisher Genkosha will release "Battle Heroine Drawing & Design Technique," a new drawing guide book supervised by two animators/character designers who are famous for their works for Toei Animation's PreCure series, Hisashi Kagawa (Fresh PreCure!) and Yoshihiko Umakoshi (HeartCatch PreCure!). Check out the sample pages provided by the publisher after the jump!
Toei Animation today announced that a time-limited shop dedicated to its Ojamajo Doremi anime franchise will open on the third floor of the Ikebukuro P’PARCO department store between March 17 and April 5. The anime's original character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi provides newly-drawn illustrations for the store. Hit the jump for more details.
The official Twitter of Toei Animation's merchandise division today announced that an official LINE stamps featuring the main characters from its Ojamajo Doremi franchise is now available at Japan's LINE store. All the illustrations are newly drawn by the original anime character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi. Check his charming arts after the jump.
Kodansha today releases a new picture book "Ojamajo Doremi Ohanashi Ehon: Saikou no Okurimono (The Best Present), inspired by Toei Animation's Ojamajo Doremi anime franchise produced from 1999 to 2005. The anime's original character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi provides newly-drawn illustrations. Hit the jump for more details.