Yusuke Nakano

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Yusuke Nakano is an artist who has made artwork for most video games in The Legend of Zelda series, developed by Nintendo, since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He has worked on other Nintendo games, including games in the Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart, Mario Golf, and Mario Tennis series. Twilight Princess was the first game that Nakano was involved with from the beginning of development. Nakano claims that this game was the one that he enjoyed working on the most since he got to do the kind of art that he liked best.[1] Nakano has been influenced by a number of artists. When he was young he was mostly into Japanese comics and animation, but later developed an interest in American comics and fantasy art, such as that of Frank Frazetta. His most recent favorite artists include Ashley Wood and Phil Hale.


Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 - Packaging designer Super Metroid - Artwork Teleroboxer - Special thanks Galactic Pinball - Artwork Super Mario 64 - Artwork Mario Kart 64 - Artwork The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Artwork Pokémon Stadium - Special thanks Mario Golf - Graphics support Pokémon Stadium 2 - Artwork Mario Tennis - CG design, packaging design Mario Party 3 - Package illustrator Wave Race: Blue Storm - Character illustrations, packaging/manual art Super Smash Bros. Melee The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages/Seasons - Character design Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour - CG illustrator Mario Golf: Advance Tour - CG illustrator The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure - Special thanks Super Mario Strikers - In-game graphics supervisor Nintendogs - Artwork advisor Mario Party 7 - CG illustrator supervisor Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - Illustration supervisor WarioWare: Smooth Moves - Illustration supervisor Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis - Illustration supervisor The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Main character design/illustration Wario: Master of Disguise - Illustration supervisor Super Paper Mario - Artwork Super Mario Galaxy - Illustration supervisor Mario Party 8 - CG illustration supervisor The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass - Illustration DK: Jungle Climber - CG illustration supervisor Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Supervisor (original games) Mario Kart Wii - CG illustration supervisor Punch-Out!! - Graphics supervisor Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - Illustration supervisor The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks - Illustration supervisor (credits) Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Illustrations (credits)


  1. ^ Inside Zelda: Part 3 — Nintendo Power. Vol 194