Benimaru Itoh

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Benimaru Itoh (伊藤 紅丸 Itō Benimaru?, born December 25, 1950) is a Japanese illustrator employed by Nintendo.

Itoh illustrated the comic adaptations of Star Fox and Super Metroid that were serialized in Nintendo Power in 1993 and 1994 respectively,[1] as well as a comic adaption of EarthBound in 1993. Itoh also illustrated the official player's guide for Pokémon Snap,[2] Pikachu Meets the Press[3][4][5] and Pokémon Tales books, including Bulbasaur's Trouble.[6][7]

He was also one of the musical contributors to the 1996 PC game SimTunes.


  1. ^ "Funny Pages. Retrieved October 16, 2008.
  2. ^ Nintendo. "Pokemon Snap Official Nintendo Player's Guide: Nintendo Power, Benimaru Itoh: Books". Retrieved 2011-04-21. 
  3. ^ Manga Artists - Google Books. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 
  4. ^ "Pikachu Meets the Press: A Pokemon Newspaper Strip Collection (0782009081135): Gerard Jones, Ashura Benimaru: Books". Retrieved 2011-04-21. 
  5. ^ Thompson, Jason (May 29, 2014). "House of 1000 Manga – Manga Hell, Part I". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Pokemon: Bulbasaur's Trouble (Pokemon Tales): Akihito Toda, Benimaru Itoh: Books". Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  7. ^ "Pokémon". 2000-05-10. Archived from the original on 2000-05-10. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 

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