Fumikane Shimada

Fumikane Shimada
Born 島田フミカネ
January 26
Okayama Prefecture, Japan
Known for character design, illustration

Fumikane Shimada (島田フミカネ), born January 26, is an anime and videogame illustrator and character designer from Okayama Prefecture.


Well known for sparking the popularity of the mecha musume boom within the 2000s, Fumikane was involved in various dōjin activities as one of the creators of military hardware girls. Various illustrations were featured in various commercial hobbyist magazines during this time, and his designs have been used in figurines by Toranoana and Konami. Later, he became involved in the character design for various military-themed television anime series and video games.[1][2][3][4]

In July 2013, Fumikane was responsible for designing military recruitment posters and other promotional material for the Japan Self-Defense Forces.[5][6][7]

Art style

Fumikane's works are well known for their unique mechanical girl design, which involve girls dressed in the armour of various mechanical systems. He is also able to draw detailed illustrations of weapons based on his knowledge of the mechanics of military weapons, and is not limited to drawing female characters.

Main works



Commercial magazines






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