|First appearance|| (Pictured) |
(Mentioned by Aki Hinata)
|Species / Type||Pekoponian|
|Date of birth||December 2, 1971|
Mine Yoshizaki (吉崎 観音 Yoshizaki Mine) is a male Japanese manga artist (mangaka) who is best known as the creator of Keroro Gunso.
Mine first started his career by making dōjinshi based on video games. Mine also worked as an assistant to mangaka Katsu Aki. His first publication was featured in a compilation book published by Shogakukan in 1989.
He is best known for his manga Keroro Gunso, published as Sgt. Frog in the United States, which was first published in the Japanese manga magazine Shonen Ace. He is also the creator of Arcade Gamer Fubuki and did character design on the series Seven of Seven. In 2005, Keroro Gunso received the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for children manga.
Due to various Gundam references, an ongoing Keroro Gunso anime was produced by Bandai. This led to Mine collaborating on certain Gundam projects, such as designing the mascot girls Reiko Holinger and Catharine Blitzen for the Gundam Card Builder game.
- He has also been the designer of the Angel-XX figurine series from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
- Mine has also been mentioned once in the anime, by making Neo Kikurage- san in episode 317.
- He was also mentioned by Keroro, who wanted to interview him.
- Mine and Natsumi Hinata share the same birthday, coincidentally.