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Yamada attracted attention outside of Japan through his illustrations of Fuyumi Ono's long-running The Twelve Kingdomslight novel series. He specially designed the rich cover illustrations for the home DVD releases of the anime adaptation of this series. Within Japan he has illustrated covers for numerous translated anthologies of Cthulhu Mythos literature, and is currently working with Kurodahan Press on their translation of a four-volume Japanese anthology of Cthulhu Mythos literature, The Lairs of the Secret Gods(秘神界,Hishinkai?). Yamada is drawing covers that are exclusive to the English translation.