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A founder of Tatsunoko Productions.
1932-1977. Born in Kyoto, Yoshida grew up in the war years, and found work in 1945 as an illustrator for newspapers including the Kyoto Shinbun. He subsequently moved into manga creation, and was one of the early innovators who realized the cross-promotional possibilities of television, founding the Tatsunoko studio in 1962 with his brothers Kenji and Toyohiro (aka Ippei Kuri). His output included Space Ace, Hutch the Honeybee, and the Time Bokan series, although Tatsunoko is probably best known in the west for Battle of the Planets and Speed Racer.