Masahiko Minami

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Masahiko Minami
Masahiko Minami 20090703 Japan Expo 01.jpg
Masahiko Minami at Japan Expo 2009
Born 1961 (age 56–57)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Film producer, television producer, studio executive
Known for Cowboy Bebop

Masahiko Minami (南 雅彦, Minami Masahiko, born 1961 in Mie Prefecture) is a Japanese anime producer and president of Bones.[1]


A graduate of the Osaka University of Arts's department of arts, Minami began his career with noted anime studio Sunrise as one of its producers. Later, in 1998, he co-founded Bones together with animators Hiroshi Osaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto.

He was classmates in university with Gainax co-founder Hiroyuki Yamaga and manga artist Kazuhiko Shimamoto. He is portrayed by actor Kaname Endo in the 2014 television drama Aoi Honō based on Shimamoto's autobiographical manga.



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External links

  • Masahiko Minami at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
  • (in Japanese) Japan Movie Database
  • (in Japanese) Allcinema
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