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Gundam’s Yoshiyuki Tomino Will Become a Person of Cultural Merit

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The Japanese government will hold an annual honoring ceremony for Persons of Cultural Merit at The Okura Tokyo hotel on November 4, 2021. It will give honors to people who have made significant contributions to the country’s culture. One of the new recipients listed for the 2021 ceremony will be Yoshiyuki Tomino, the anime creator best known for Mobile Suit Gundam. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

Born in 1941, Yoshiyuki Tomino has been instrumental in establishing the Japanese anime industry. Tomino started his career by writing the screenplay for Astro Boy, the first anime show to air in Japan in 1963. He also created Super Robot shows like Zambot 3 and Daitarn 3.

However, Tomino’s name eventually rose to the highest prominence after…



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