Masanori Shino

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Masanori Shino (筱 雅律, Shino Masanori) is a Japanese animator credited as the chief animation director and character designer for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean by David Production.

Shino is a veteran animation director and character designer born in Nagareyama, Chiba, Japan. As a rookie animator, he joined Studio Biboo in 1983 where he worked on various mecha-related series like Mobile Suit Gundam.[2] He eventually left Biboo to join Studio Gig alongside fellow industry veterans Shinichiro Minami and Masahiro Yamane.

Nowadays, Shino is well-known for his character designs in numerous animated series like Black Lagoon, Gungrave, No Guns Life, Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission, and Terra Formars. He is also notable for his idiosyncratic​ mech designs in shows like Brain Powerd and After War Gundam X. The package art for various Gundam models in the HGUC series are also drawn by Shino.[3]



# Interview Type Media Published
1 Ultra Jump (March 2022)
March 18, 2022


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