Takahiko Abiru



Takahiko Abiru — Japanese Guest

Born in 1980, Takahiko Abiru majored in Japanese Art at Musashino Art University. He started his career in 2004 as an in-between animator at Doga Kobo Inc. before joining MADHOUSE Inc. in 2006 as an in-between animation inspector for works like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Paprika. The very next year, he debuted as a key animator for Death Note. His first work as an animation director was actually Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor, in 2010, and from 2011, he was the animation director for the series HUNTER x HUNTER for 3 years. Now, in 2019, he was for the first time the character designer and the animation director for VINLAND SAGA. He is currently working on his next anime series as the chief animation director and character designer. Stay tuned for more information!