Character Designer / Illustrator
Leiji Matsumoto is a well-known creator of several anime and manga series. His wife Miyako Maki is also a manga artist. Matsumoto is famous for his space operas such as Space Battleship Yamato. His style is characterized by tragic heroes; tall, slender, fragile-looking heroines with strong wills and in some cases, god-like powers; and a love of analog gauges and dials in his spacecraft.