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Takeshi Honda

Takeshi Honda (本田 雄), born March 12, 1968, is a Japanese animator, designer, and animation director. Honda has joined the Gainax studio after dropping out of Tokyo Design Academy.


Anime Television Series

  • Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water: Animation director, key animation, ending animation (ep 39)
  • Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle: Key animation
  • Metal Fighter Miku: Character design, ending animation, assistant animation director (ep.13), key animation (ep.13)
  • Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S: Key animation (ep.14)
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: (Opening animation, animation director (for episodes 2, 8, 19, 22, 25), key animation (for episodes 1, 19, 25-26), supplementary set (episode 15)
  • Hell Teacher Nūbē: Animator, animation supervision
  • Fighting Spirit: Key animation (opening)
  • RahXephon: Key animation (ep.15)
  • Rozen Maiden: Key animation (opening)
  • Paranoia Agent: Key animation (ep.8, 13)
  • Windy Tales: Key animation (opening, ep.2)
  • BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad: Key animation (opening, ep.7)
  • Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo: Key animation (opening)
  • He Is My Master: Ending support
  • Dennō Coil: Character design, chief animator

Anime Films

  • Roujin Z: Key animation
  • Ghost in the Shell: Prop design
  • Memories: Magnetic Rose: Prop design
  • The End of Evangelion: Eva series designer, mechanical animation director (episode 25'), key animation 25'
  • Perfect Blue: Key animation
  • Jin-Roh: Key animation
  • Millennium Actress: Character design, animation director, key animation
  • Beyond: Character design, animation director
  • The Second Renaissance: Key animation
  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence: Key animation
  • Naruto the Movie: Snow Princess' Book of Ninja Arts: Key animation, animation director, scene director
  • Portable Kūkō: Key animation
  • Soratobu Toshi Keikaku: Key animation
  • Tennis no Ōjisama - Futari no Samurai: Key animation
  • Tales from Earthsea: Key animation
  • Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone: Key animation, mechanical animation director
  • Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance: Animation Director, design, key animation
  • From up on Poppy Hill: Key animation
  • A Letter to Momo: Key animation
  • Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo: Chief animation director, design, key animation


  • At Gainax, Honda debuted in drawing supervision at age 22
  • His debut as character designer was on the series Metal Fighter Miku
  • Honda has done some prop designs