A major character designer
in the world of anime
, Haruhiko Mikimoto is probably best known for his Macross (Robotech) designs. He did character designs for all the Macross anime
aside from Macross Plus
, and is also famous
for his Gunbuster
designs. It seems likely that him and Shoji Kawamori
get along well.
His style is not hard to recognize, it has a certain classic, soft look to it that contrasts with the hard edges of many more modern anime. It's very easy on the eye and generally pleasant, while still managing not to look out of place in the sci-fi anime he often works in; quite a trick, to be sure.