Na-Ga

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Na-Ga
Nationality Japanese
Education Vocational school
Known for Visual novels
Notable work(s) Little Busters!
Angel Beats!
Kud Wafter

Na-Ga is a male Japanese artist who is employed as a graphic designer and illustrator for the company Key known for such famous visual novels as Kanon, Air, and Clannad among others. Na-Ga has been working for Key since the production of Air as one of the computer graphic artists,[1] but was able to majorly contribute to character design in Key's sixth visual novel Little Busters! with Itaru Hinoue, along with the later released Little Busters! Ecstasy and Kud Wafter. For Key's ninth title Rewrite, Na-Ga contributed to the game's computer graphics.[2] Na-Ga worked in collaboration with Jun Maeda and ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine to produce the mixed media project Angel Beats! as the original character designer. Na-Ga once worked for the company Pearlsoft R between 1997 and 1999 where he contributed to two visual novels, Hakanai Omoi: Anemone, and Sweet Days, as the main artist before coming to Key.[3] He also participates in a dōjinshi circle named "from-D".

Reception[edit]

An autographed T-shirt featuring an illustration by Na-Ga of Riki Naoe from Little Busters! was put onto the Japanese Yahoo! Auction website in March 2009; bidding for the shirt started at 500 yen. The shirt was bid on by 71 people and sold for just over 2 million yen.[4] The shirt was originally released at Key 10th Memorial Fes, an event held in commemoration of Key's ten-year anniversary between February 28 and March 1, 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Angel Beats! staff information" (in Japanese). Key/Visual Art's. Retrieved May 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rewrite visual novel official website" (in Japanese). Key. Retrieved March 31, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Na-Ga's visual novel contributions" (in Japanese). Retrieved November 17, 2007. 
  4. ^ "The $20,000 Little Busters Shota T-Shirt". Sankaku Complex. March 7, 2009. Retrieved November 3, 2009. 

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