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He was born in Shizuoka, and is most well-known worldwide for his work on the character designs for several games in the Final Fantasy series, as well as for his illustrations of the serial novel Vampire D by Hideyuki Kikuchi . He also illustrated The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, a re-telling of a Japanese fairytale by author Neil Gaiman.
Amano's work is characterized by sweeping, flowing lines, especially when depicting hair and clothing. Much of his work is done with watercolor and ink, although he has used a variety of media in the past.
Amano also appeared in the 1998 movie New Rose Hotel, in which he played the character Hiroshi.
List of Works
- Vampire Hunter D
- Guin Saga
- The Sandman: The Dream Hunters
- (series of artwork from FFI-X)
- Final Fantasy I (1987) (NES)
- Final Fantasy II (1988) (NES)
- Final Fantasy III (1990) (NES)
- Final Fantasy IV (1991) (SNES)
- Final Fantasy V (1992) (SNES)
- Final Fantasy VI (1994) (SNES)
- Final Fantasy VII (1997) (PSX) — Amano was not the character designer for this game, but created some concept and related character artwork.
- Kartia: World of Fate (PSX) (1998)
- Final Fantasy VIII (1999) (PSX) — Again, Amano was not the character designer, but he created concept and character artwork.
- Final Fantasy IX (2000) (PSX) — Image Illustration.
- El Dorado Gate Vol. 1 to 7 (DC) (2000-2001)
- Final Fantasy X (2001) (PS2) — Third time, Amano was not the character designer, but he created concept and character artwork.
- Tetsuya Nomura was the character designer of Final Fantasy VII, VIII, and X. Akihiko Yoshida was the character designer of Final Fantasy XII.
- Tekkaman The Space Knight
- Time Bokkan
- Mospeada (aka. Robotech: The New Generation)
- Angel's Egg
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