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Yoshitaka Amano

Yoshitaka Amano (1952 – Present)

Yoshitaka Amano is a world-renowned Japanese graphic designer and illustrator probably best known for his work on various iconic fictional characters (Gatchaman, Tekkaman: The Space Knight, Hutch the Honeybee and Casshan) and popular video-games (Final Fantasy and First Queen). His unique design style blends art nouveau sensibilities into Japanese woodblock prints.

Born in Shizuoka, Japan on March 26, 1952, Amano started his early career working in the animation department of Tatsunoko Productions. His illustrations for science fiction and fantasy works gained worldwide fame and recognition. After worked for numerous video game companies, he became an independent artist in the early 1980s.

Amano has numerous awards and accolades, both national and international, to his credit and his work has been exhibited widely in various art galleries and museums throughout the world.

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