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List of notable or famous art directors from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top art directors born in Japan and even some popular art directors who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese art directors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These art directors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known art director from Japan is included when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of people like Akira Toriyama and Yoji Shinkawa.

This historic art directors from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese art directors of note?" and "Who are the most famous art directors from Japan?" These prominent art directors of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese art directors.

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Akira Toriyama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Art Directors from Japan
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Akira Toriyama is a Japanese manga and game artist. He first achieved mainstream recognition for his highly successful manga Dr. Slump, before going on to create Dragon Ball—his best-known work—and acting as a character designer for several popular video games such as the Dragon Quest series and ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Nagoya, Japan

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Eiko Ishioka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Art Directors from Japan
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Eiko Ishioka was a Japanese art director, costume and graphic designer known for her work in stage, screen, advertising and print media. Noted for her advertising campaigns for the Japanese boutique chain Parco, she designed uniforms and outerwear for members of the Swiss, Canadian, Japanese and ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1938-2012)

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

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Fumiaki Suzaka

Fumiaki Suzaka is a production designer, set decorator and film art director. ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Ken Sugimori is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Art Directors from Japan
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Ken Sugimori is a Japanese video game designer, illustrator, manga artist, and director. He is most famous as the character designer and art director for the Pokémon franchise. Sugimori is also credited with the art direction for other titles, including Pulseman. Sugimori designed and drew all of ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

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