Kunihiko Tanaka

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Kunihiko Tanaka
田中 久仁彦
Born (1970-08-12) August 12, 1970 (age 46)
Area(s) Manga artist, character design
Notable works
Ruin Explorers, Ichigeki Sacchu!! HoiHoi-san
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Kunihiko Tanaka (田中 久仁彦, Tanaka Kunihiko, born August 12, 1970)[1] is a Japanese manga artist and character designer. He designed the characters for Xenogears, Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht[2] and Xenoblade Chronicles X, as well as character concept design for the anime Key the Metal Idol. He wrote the manga for Ruin Explorers which was made into an OVA in 1995.[3]

Works[edit]

Manga[edit]

Title Year Notes Refs[1][4]
Ruin Explorers 1995 (vol.) Published by Hoppy Japan Comics for 2 volumes
Also credited in anime[a]
[3][5][6]
Ichigeki Sacchu!! HoiHoi-san 2004 (vol.) Serialized in Dengeki Daioh
Published by Dengeki Comics EX for 1 volume
Also credited in OVA short.[a]
[3][7][8]
Ryu-Kotsu (龍骨) 2008 (vol.) Published for 1 volume [9]

Video games[edit]

List of production work in anime
Year Title Crew role Notes Source[1]
Popful Mail Character design [10][11]
Sands of Destruction Character design Also credited in anime.[a] [12][13][14][15]
Xenogears Character design [3][16]
Xenogears: Episode I Character design Cancelled [12]
Xenosaga: Episode I Character design [12]
Xenosaga: Episode II Character illustration [2][17]
Xenoblade Chronicles X Character design

Anime[edit]

List of production work in anime
Year Title Crew role Notes Source[1][18]
1994 Key the Metal Idol Original Character Design OVA [3][6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tanaka was credited as the original author or character designer in the anime adaptation of this title

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Works". Kunhiko Tanaka's Homepage at Netonevisions (in Japanese). Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Xenosaga III, Xenosaga I + II, Baten Kaitos 2 Announced". rpgamer.com. September 14, 2005. Retrieved October 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "HoiHoi-san, Sengoku Gakudō Nikki Manga Animated for TV". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ "田中久仁彦" [Kunihiko Tanaka]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ "単行本:秘境探検ファム&イーリー(ホビージャパンコミックス)1" [Paperback: Ruin Explorers (Hobby Japan Comics) 1]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Clements, Jonathan; McCarthy, Helen (2014). The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition: A Century of Japanese Animation. Stone Bridge Press. 1200pp. ISBN 9781611729092. 
  7. ^ "単行本:一撃殺虫!!ホイホイさん(Dengeki Comics EX)" [Paperback: Ichigeki Sacchu!! HoiHoi-san (Dengeki Comics EX)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ "HoiHoi-san Legacy Anime's 1st Special Trailer Posted". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ "単行本:龍骨" [Paperback: Ryu-Kotsu]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ http://www.biographies.net/people//en/kunihiko_tanaka
  11. ^ http://www.bornglorious.com/person/?pi=/m/0529k8
  12. ^ a b c "Sega's World Destruction Anime Promo Movie Streamed". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Manga, Anime Planned for Sega's World Destruction RPG". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  14. ^ Ciolek, Todd (December 10, 2008). "The X Button – Dead Souls". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  15. ^ Ciolek, Todd (February 10, 2010). "The X Button – Creative Destruction". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  16. ^ "The X Button – Tales of Tales". Anime News Network. April 8, 2009. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  17. ^ http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/xenosaga/Xenosaga-2.html
  18. ^ "検索結果 / アニメ / メディア芸術データベース – 検索キーワード – 田中久仁彦" [Search results for Kunihiko Tanaka in anime]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 

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