Character Designer and Animation Director, Takahiko Abiru studied Japanese-style paintings at Musashino Art University.
After graduation, he joined Doga Kobo as an Animator in 2004. From 2006, he started working for Madhouse and performed in-between animation for Paprika. His first first work as an Animator was Death Note (2007), and after that worked on many anime titles, centering on Madhouse titles. His first work as Animation Director was on Kaiji: Against All RUles (2010). Later, Abiru worked on HUNTER×HUNTER for 3 years starting from 2011 as Animation Director.
2016’s Vinland Saga was Abiru’s first work as Character Designer and Chief Animation Director. He is currently creating his new works as member of WIT STUDIO.