Artbook News

One of my favorite artists, Kunihiko Tanaka, is soon releasing his first artbook (due out in November), titled Ryu-Kotsu. Even if you don’t know his name, you’ll probably know some of his work. He is the primary character designer of Xenogears, Xenosaga, Key the Metal Idol, as well as creator of Hoi Hoi San and Fam & Ihrie (aka Ruin Explorers). He is also currently working on promotional art for the upcoming Sega DS game World Destruction. I haven’t been this excited about a new artbook for a long time. :)

Official sites for the artbook:

So far I’ve only found it available for pre-order it from Play-asia:

September 9th, 2008 9:13 pm

I wonder if girls-the-gathering will also be in this… :D Kunihiko Tanaka’s work in Xenogears was sort of like my textbook. His art outside of Xenogears very different though.

September 10th, 2008 7:16 pm


I hope so, but I fear it won’t; Girls-the-Gathering was published by Hobby Japan so it really depends on who actually holds the copyright.

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