Masahiro Ito

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Masahiro Itō (伊藤 暢達 Itō Masahiro?) is a Japanese video game artist best known for his work with Team Silent in the Silent Hill franchise.

Career[edit]

Itō worked as background and creature designer on the survival horror video game Silent Hill in 1999. He was art director for its sequel, Silent Hill 2 (2001), working on both the original game and its reissue Restless Dreams, as well as being the chief monster designer/modeler. Itō was art director again in Silent Hill 3 (2003), as well as "drama camera designer".

The team disbanded with the release of the fourth game, Silent Hill 4: The Room in 2004 and for which Itō received a "Special Thanks" credit in the game. Itō and fellow Team Silent scriptwriter Hiroyuki Owaku went on to work together on Silent Hill: Cage of Cradle (2006), a digital manga published by Konami, downloadable for cell-phones and only available in Japan.

He maintains a personal website,[1] complete with an online gallery of his Silent Hill-oriented artwork.[2]

In 2012, Masahiro Ito stated on his Twitter that he would be willing to work on another Silent Hill game with Hideo Kojima.[3]

Works[edit]

Video game Release date Role
Silent Hill 1999 Monster designer, background designer
Silent Hill 2 2001 Art director, monster designer
Silent Hill 3 2003 Art director, monster designer, CGI movie editors, modeling, drama camera
Silent Hill 4: The Room 2004 Special Thanks
Silent Hill: Cage of Cradle 2006 Illustrator
Silent Hill: Origins 2007 Special Thanks
Project Scissors TBA Art director, monster designer

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