5 posts tagged katsuya terada
Dragon Quest artwork by Katsuya Terada, created for the RPG series’ 25th anniversary last year. O_O
Buy: DQM Joker 2, More Dragon Quest games See also: More Dragon Quest posts [Via Terra! (NSFW)]
Ninja Gaiden 2 comic panels from Nintendo Power’s strategy guide (possibly drawn by Katsuya Terada?). Tecmo was making people say “Unngh” years before Master P stormed basketball courts atop a gold tank.
You can flip through pages from the issue/guide in this video!
See also: CES flyer for Ninja Gaiden 2
Pac-Man wallpaper by Katsuya Terada (click for a larger version). Namco Bandai commissioned the artist for this art in honor of Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary this year.
Terada, for those who don’t recognize the name, is the same brilliant artist behind much of the classy art for the Jake Hunter/Detective Saburo Jinguuji games, and is widely believed to have illustrated these stunning pieces from the Player’s Guides for The Legend of Zelda series.
It’s amusing that Terada imagines Pac-Man with such a big nose. I’m sure Pac-Man fetishists are pleased with this depiction.
See also: Katsuya Terada sketching with Colors
[Via Pac-Man wallpaper]
Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past boxart. After renting this second take on Aksys’s localization of a DS Saburo Jinguuji title, I was taken with both the game and the boxart. This art is so classy!
I think both have a kind of maturity not seen in most games (even if Jake’s dialogue is sometimes painfully “hard-boiled detective”). The detective here isn’t doing anything extreme; he appears to be reflecting on the events of the day. It works as both a nod to the title (“Memories of the Past”) and a depiction of the sequences in which Hunter goes over the information he learned that day to try to figure out his next move.
Eric noted that the character designs for the Jinguuji games are done by Katsuya Terada, responsible for the Zelda art in the Official Zelda Player’s Guide, though I’m not sure he did the artwork for this game. Still, whoever did draw this did an excellent job of giving its subject matter a sophisticated look.
Expert Colors sketch recording. If you believe the internet, this masterful illustration is from Katsuya Terada, whose talents I extolled just this afternoon for his work on the Zelda Official Nintendo Player’s Guides.
I didn’t believe this level of detail was possible with the homebrew program, but the top paintings uploaded to Colors’ site (especially the deliciously cute flan) convinced me. Not sure why the dude’s hair is so jacked up, though.
See also: Muramasa’s Kisuke drawn in Colors