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Shinji Aramaki (荒牧 伸志) (born October 2, 1960) is a Japanese anime director and mechanical designer, born in Fukuoka Prefecture. He was a member of Artmic.

He is noted for work on powered exoskeletons and his mecha and CG design on several anime series.[1]


As director[]

  • Megazone 23 (Part 3) (original creator and director, 1985)
  • Metal Skin Panic: MADOX-01 (director and mechanical design, 1987)
  • Genesis Survivor Gaiarth (director and mechanical design, 1992)
  • Gasaraki (mechanical design and storyboard writer of episode 25, 1998)
  • Appleseed (original creator and director, 2004)[2]
  • Appleseed Ex Machina (director, 2007)[2]
  • Halo Legends (director, 2010)
  • Space Pirate Captain Harlock (director, 2012)[3][4]

As designer[]

  • Micro Change/Transformers (mechanical design, 1983)[5]
  • Kikō Sōseiki Mospeada (mechanical design, 1983)
  • M.A.S.K. (mechanical design, 1985–1986)
  • Megazone 23 (Part 1, Part 2; mechanical design, 1985–1986)
  • Bubblegum Crisis (production design, 1987)
  • s-CRY-ed (design works)
  • Digimon Tamers (CG design)
  • Witch Hunter Robin (design works)
  • Gekitō! Crush Gear Turbo: Kaizerburn no Chōsen (mechanical design)
  • Wolf's Rain (mechanical design)
  • Astro Boy: Tetsuwan Atom (mechanical design)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (production design)
  • Gekijōban Naruto: Daikatsugeki! Yukihime Ninpōchō Dattebayo!! (mechanical design)
  • Sugar Sugar Rune: -SUGAR×2 RUNE- (makai art concept)
  • Kidō Senshi Gundam: MS IGLOO (mechanical design)
  • Project BLUE: Chikyū SOS (mechanical design)
  • Reideen (mechanical design)
  • Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula (mechanical design)
  • The New Adventures of He-Man (mechanical design,1990–1991)
  • Halo Legends (production designer, 2010)


  • Kappa (CG design)
  • Ping Pong (table-tennis scene CG)
  • Sonic Unleashed (Supervisor)

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