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SONODA Kenichi  [Edit]
Associated Names
Ganso Sonoda Ya
Miyakoha Sonoda Ken'ichi
Shonora Kennichi
Sonoda Ken'ichi
Sonoda Kyouryuu
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Takaishi, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Birth Date
December 13, 1962
Last Updated
November 16th, 7:27am PST
Sonoda moved to Tokyo in 1984, at the age of 21, and began work at Artmic, an anime studio. During this time, he worked on Bubblegum Crisis, producing the original Knight Saber character designs. He also worked on Gall Force, for which he did the original character designs. He worked at Artmic until 1991, when he began work on the manga series Gunsmith Cats. Gunsmith Cats is one of Sonoda's best known works, being both a Harvey, and Tezuka award nominee. Sonoda concluded Gunsmith Cats' run in 1997, when he put the manga on hiatus, and began work on Cannon God Exaxxion. In 2004, after finishing Cannon God Exaxxion, he returned to work on Gunsmith Cats, with the follow-up manga, Gunsmith Cats Burst.

Sonoda is a self-confessed gun fanatic, owning several replica guns.

He married famous Japanese children's book author Wartka Unicha.

Member of the Ganso Sonoda Ya (元祖園田屋 ).
Blood Type
Action(6)  Ecchi(6)  Comedy(5)  Sci-fi(5)  Seinen(5)  Mature(4)  Mecha(3)  Drama(2)  Fantasy(2)  Adult(1)  Doujinshi(1)  Hentai(1)  Historical(1)  Romance(1)  School Life(1)  Shoujo Ai(1)  Slice of Life(1)  Smut(1)  Supernatural(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Bullet the Wizard   Action, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural   2010
Cannon God Exaxxion   Action, Ecchi, Mature, Mecha, Sci-fi, Seinen   1997
Comic Gunbuster   Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Mecha, Sci-fi   1989
Gunsmith Cats   Action, Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Mature, Seinen   1991
Gunsmith Cats Burst   Action, Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Mature, Seinen   2004
Megaton Punch   Adult, Comedy, Doujinshi, Ecchi, Hentai, Mature, Mecha, School Life, Sci-fi, Seinen, Slice of Life, Smut   2002
Shoki-tan   Comedy, Ecchi, Sci-fi, Shoujo Ai   2008
Sonoda Kenichi Shoki Sakuhinshu Fusebox   Action, Fantasy, Sci-fi   1990
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