Tooru Yoshida (よしだ とおる) was born February 7, 1961 in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.
He is an animator, mecha designer and director for anime. He graduated from Osaka Designers' College, where he studied under Taniguchi Moriyasu and joined Anime R thereafter. He is a lecturer at Amusement Media Academy and a member of the JAniCA.
Note: not to be confused with another Tooru Yoshida who was a planner and producer of films and TV series.