Masahiko Komino

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Masahiko Komino (小美野 雅彦, Komino Masahiko) is a Japanese animator credited as the chief animation director and character designer for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders by David Production.

Graduating from Yoyogi Animation Academy, Komino was an animator previously affiliated with Studio Satelight before leaving due to distrust with the production staff.[1] After working years of freelance, he is currently the founder and president of Studio Lunch BOX as of March 2017.

Komino gained popularity after being publicized as the chief animation director for Engage Planet Kiss Dum and participating in the Gibiate Project, but has attracted much attention in recent years for his work on Stardust Crusaders and the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise in general.

Squirrel Attack by Komino
Joseph vs Straizo by Komino
Jotaro vs Avdol by Komino



Published March 28, 2016


Key Animation (原画)

Personal Artwork (Property of Masahiko Komino)[3]


  • Stardust Crusaders is the first anime Komino was officially credited for character design. He had rejected the role several times in the past, but jumped at the notion of designing Part 3 having been a fan of the series since childhood.[4]
  • The character he had the most trouble designing was Daniel J. D'Arby, while Jean Pierre Polnareff was the easiest. His favorite character to draw is Jotaro Kujo.[4]


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