Legendary animator, born on April 5, 1938.
Joined Toei Animation in 1961. He debuted as an animator with Samurai Kid, and then was the character designer/animation director for his next series, Rainbow Squadron Robin. His most famous classic work, Tiger Mask greatly influenced future animators and action anime. His daring action sequences and strong art still holds fans today.
“I create the animated version of rock!”
With imagination, spirit, and age-defying vitality, he hopes to fill his audience with courage and excitement. He has greatly influenced the animation industry with his fierce artwork, dynamic, daring actions and his use of camera angles. It is no exaggeration to say that Keiichiro Kimura is the founder of modern Japanese action animation.
He is an artist who responds to any requests with professionalism, yet manages to keep expressing his originality at the same time.