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Father of KyoAni's Animator Horiguchi Yukiko Wins Election For Mayor

by dtshyk
Feb 13, 2012 8:14 AM | 26 Comments
According to, Horiguchi Fumiaki was elected to be the mayor of Yawata city. He is the father of Horiguchi Yukiko, the animator of Kyoto Animation. She drew a portrait of her father for the PR poster of the election.

Cartoon portrait of the mayer Horiguchi

Horiguchi Fumiaki has been serving as the vice mayor of the city since 2010.


20 of 26 Comments Recent Comments

nice drawing

Feb 14, 2012 12:40 PM by Mr_Gutts

think the poster was a great idea to get her dads name out to people that would have other wise not payed much attention to his campaign

Feb 13, 2012 10:24 PM by hakati

Who the fuck actually cares?

Feb 13, 2012 9:57 PM by holypoop

Very cool, not gonna lie.

Feb 13, 2012 8:52 PM by Akamitsu

Better than another Ishihara.

Feb 13, 2012 8:47 PM by Jrittmayer


I hope this unknown Nichijou character appear in the BD specials.

Feb 13, 2012 8:01 PM by Yukariki

jmal said:
DraconisMarch said:
Ignorant isn't even remotely close to describing his comment. Unless you're under the mistaken impression that "ignorant" just = "dumb." In which case, you're just ignorant.
Ignorant of the point Hoppy was making, as evidenced by his reply making zero sense in context (or, ignorant of grammar). By the way, resorting to youtube clips and/or image memes to make your point is one of the quickest ways to make a reply look utterly ridiculous. And you never need any help on that front as it is.
Using them doesn't make me any less right.

Also, I'ma just leave this here, since you apparently still think you know what it means:

Feb 13, 2012 7:03 PM by DraconisMarch

I hope he uses his new found political power to force KyoAni to make Little Busters! happen.

Feb 13, 2012 5:58 PM by mitch3315

cool story bro.
It's nice to see people from the anime/manga industries having somewhat important leadership occupations. Let me practice my Japanese here. :B 堀口悠紀子さんのお父さんは八幡市の町長です。

If Yukiko made a poster for her father's election, it obviously means she supported him during that time, which i think it's so sweet. ;u;

Feb 13, 2012 5:52 PM by Maora

This is neat!

Feb 13, 2012 5:43 PM by removed-user

jmal said:
Metroid said:
It won't. Suck it nerd.
At least have the guts to post your ignorant and unwarranted insults outside spoiler tags. And your reply makes little sense, grammatically, for what you're quoting.

Ignorant isn't even remotely close to describing his comment. Unless you're under the mistaken impression that "ignorant" just = "dumb." In which case, you're just ignorant.

Feb 13, 2012 5:26 PM by DraconisMarch

It would be awesome if the cartoon portrait of him makes some cameo appearances in a couple of KyoAni's anime in the near future.

Feb 13, 2012 3:29 PM by Sanguis

next step tokyo governor

Feb 13, 2012 2:49 PM by Corpse69

soulless4now said:
lol Cute poster.

Hope he does his job well.

Feb 13, 2012 2:39 PM by Mirorin

aww I love the portrait, not only is it really cute, I find it really sweet that she drew that for her dad ;w;
and good luck to him!

Feb 13, 2012 2:30 PM by Smochi

The poster is cute :3

Feb 13, 2012 1:01 PM by KinkyMegane

Hoppy said:
Cool, we need good men and women with connections to the anime industry in office. Hopefully he serves his role well.

Feb 13, 2012 12:54 PM by Metroid

lol Cute poster.

Feb 13, 2012 10:25 AM by soulless4now

Yay! Hope he does a great job, KyoAni will always be my favorite animation studio :D

Feb 13, 2012 10:05 AM by giusex27

Siva said:
Well I hope does his job right and doesn't turn it into a K-ON office.

My thoughts exactly.

Feb 13, 2012 9:53 AM by VioLink

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