Famous artist and illustrator, known for his work on Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D.
He often works with the greatest author like Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell)
Yoshitaka Amano is born in 1952 in Shizuoka
For start, he works 15 years in one of the most influent animation studio in Japon.
He meets most of the better artist of a generation, who bring Animation to international statut “Japanimation”…
During this busy period, he learned a lot, interested in Japan’s plurisecular Art of Ukiyo-e ans New European Art. This learning is going to pay back… Few years later he quit the animation to focus on illustration, especially in Fantasy, witch is going to be his specialty. He worked with severals Japanese Fantasy’s authors and give a face and a body to the creatures created by Hideyuki Kikuchi (Vampire Hunter D) or Koru Kurimoto (Guin Saga)
He develops a unique style, inspired by traditional technology and modern surrealism.
In 1987, the creator of Final Fantasy, Squaresoft, required him to be the character designer of there Game. His work is now animated by engineer on several type of Game productions.
But he doesn’t stop…
His creativity is huge, and Amano created scenography for Ballets and theatral representation, windows and jewelry. His work is started to be known in Occident. At the end of the 90’s, he decided to moved in New York and build a workshop. He collaborate with Marvel’s author, and start to used the Super-hero’s mythology, like Sandman or Wolverine. In 2000, Yoshitaka Amano invested in the Contemporary Art.
He works in different sphere like Pure illustration, Comics book, Sculpture, video Art, 3D moovie and computer graphics.
In 2010, Yoshitaka Amano open his own studio, Deva Loka “The place where Gods congregate”
From this Studio, 3D movies and real multimedia projects born. Yoshitaka Amano also collaborate with Shibuya Productionson the short animated movie “Birth” and the project “Windwalkers”
Vampire Hunter D
Les Chasseurs de rêves
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Sohryuden: Legend of the Dragon Kings
Elektra and Wolverine: The Redeemer
Yoshitaka Amano: The Sky (Illustrations de Final Fantasy à Final Fantasy X)
Final Fantasy I (1987) (NES)
Final Fantasy II (1988) (NES)
First Queen (1988) (PC98, X68000)
Duel (1989) (PC88)
Duel98 (1989) (PC98)
Final Fantasy III (1990) (NES)
First Queen 2 (1990) (PC98)
Final Fantasy IV (1991) (SNES)
Final Fantasy V (1992) (SNES)
Kawanakajima Izuroku (1992) (PC98)
First Queen 3 (1993) (PC98) —
Final Fantasy VI (1994) (SNES)
Front Mission (1995) (SNES)
Front Mission: Gun Hazard (1996) (SNES)
Final Fantasy VII (1997) (PS1) (concepts et des artworks de personnages)
Kartia: Word of Fate (PS1) (1998)
Final Fantasy VIII (1999) (PS1) (concepts et des artworks de personnages)
Final Fantasy IX (2000) (PS1) .
El Dorado Gate Vol. 1 to 7 (DC) (2000-2001)
Final Fantasy X (2001) (PS2) (concepts et des artworks de personnages)
Front Mission 1st (2007) (DS)
Final Fantasy XII (PS2) (concepts et des artworks de personnages)
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, Xbox 360) (artworks de personnages)
Fantasy Life (Nintendo DS) – (2012)
Fairy Fencer F (Playstation 3 ) (2013) (artworks des personnages)
Child of light (playstation 3, Xbox 360, wiiU, PSvita, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) (concept et artworks des personages)
Tekkaman The Space Knight
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