Shunichi Ishimoto

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Shunichi Ishimoto (石本 峻一 Ishimoto Shunichi) is a Japanese animator affiliated with David Production, prominently known for his significant involvement with the TV Anime adaptation of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series. He is credited as an animation director for Stardust Crusaders, co-chief animation director for Diamond is Unbreakable, and chief animation director for Golden Wind. He is also the character designer and chief animation director for the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan OVA series.[3]

His career in animation notably started with the first season of the JoJo anime, where he used the experience as a key animator to learn the basics of animation and improve his basic drawing skills.[2] He has since then become one of the series' mainstay animation supervisors. His genga and corrections are often cited by other staff as very intense.[4][5]



Key Animation (原画)[4]

Promotional Artwork (原画)

Personal Artwork[6]


  • Ishimoto's favorite Stand is Star Platinum. He appreciates its ability to take precise measurements.[7]
  • Ishimoto's favorite characters to draw in Golden Wind was Guido Mista, Sticky Fingers and Purple Haze. He notes that Mista was the easiest to draw of the characters, while Purple Haze was one of the hardest.[8]


  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
  4. 4.0 4.1 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure AAA: Animation Artworks Archive
  5. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Key Animations ~Stardust Crusaders~ Part 2 (Battle in Egypt BD V6)
  7. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind - Blu-Ray Volume 10: Staff Interview
  8. Esperienza D'oro Event Special Pamphlet - Shunichi Ishimoto Interview

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