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Mine Yoshizaki (吉崎観音 Yoshizaki Mine?, born December 2, 1971, in Isahaya, Nagasaki) is a Japanese mangaka who first started his career by making dōjinshi based on video games. Yoshizaki also worked as an assistant to mangaka Katsu Aki. His first publication was featured in a compilation book published by Shogakukan in 1989.
He is best known for his manga Keroro Gunso, published as Sgt. Frog in North America. He is also the creator of Arcade Gamer Fubuki and did character design on the series Seven of Seven. In 2005, Sgt. Frog received the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for children manga.
Due to various Gundam references, an ongoing Sgt. Frog anime was produced by Bandai. This led to Yoshizaki collaborating on certain Gundam projects, such as designing the mascot girls Reiko Holinger and Catharine Blitzen for the Gundam Card Builder game.
He has also been the designer of the Angel-XX figurine series from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
His latest work was for Konami's new Gradius-type shooter Otomedius, which he did the character designs for. This is significant because in stead of simply moving a fighter craft around, the player controls a unique character bound within a vehicle.
Related to the Soul series
- Mine Yoshizaki's Homepage (Japanese)