Kunihiko Tanaka

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Kunihiko Tanaka
田中 久仁彦
Born (1970-08-12) August 12, 1970 (age 45)
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 and Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht[2] 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]
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 "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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