Visual Art

12 works of Yoshitaka Amano

Yoshitaka Amano, born March 26, 1952) is a Japanese artist, character, costume and theater designer, illustrator and set designer. He first became known in the 1960s when he worked on the anime adaptation of Mach GoGoGo. He later became the creator of iconic characters such as Gatchaman and Tekkaman. In 1982, he became a freelance artist and achieved success as an illustrator for numerous authors and worked on famous novel sagas such as Vampire Hunter D and The Guin Saga. He is also known for his illustrations for the popular Final Fantasy video game series.
Since the 1990s, Amano has created and exhibited works in his particular retro-pop style in galleries around the world, mainly on aluminum panels with acrylic paint and in the form of car art. He has won the Seiun Award five times. He also won the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for his collaboration with Neil Gaiman on Sandman: The Dream Hunters.
Amano’s influences include early Western comics, orientalism, art nouveau and Japanese woodblock prints. In early 2010, he founded Studio Devaloka, a film production company.

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