Masahiro Ito

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Masahiro Ito (伊藤 暢達, Itō Masahiro) is a Japanese video game artist best known for his work with Team Silent in the Silent Hill franchise.

Career[edit]

Ito worked as background and creature designer on the survival horror video game Silent Hill in 1999. He was art director for its sequel, Silent Hill 2 (2001), working on both the original game and its reissue Restless Dreams, as well as being the chief monster designer/modeler. Ito was art director again in Silent Hill 3 (2003), as well as "drama camera designer".

The team disbanded with the release of the fourth game, Silent Hill 4: The Room in 2004 and for which Ito received a "Special Thanks" credit in the game. Ito and fellow Team Silent scriptwriter Hiroyuki Owaku went on to work together on Silent Hill: Cage of Cradle (2006), a digital manga published by Konami, downloadable for cell-phones and only available in Japan.[1]

He maintains a personal website,[2] complete with an online gallery of his Silent Hill-oriented artwork.[3] Ito designed the cover art for the Japanese release of Silent Hill: Downpour (2012).[4]

In 2012, Masahiro Ito stated on his Twitter that he would be willing to work on another Silent Hill game with Hideo Kojima.[5] In 2014 he worked with Hifumi Kono and Takashi Shimizu on the video game NightCry featuring Kiyoishi Arai (Final Fantasy) for visuals, design and in image board team.[6]

Works[edit]

Video game Release date Role
Silent Hill 1999 Monster designer, background designer
Silent Hill 2 2001 Art director, monster designer
Silent Hill 3 2003 Art director, monster designer, CGI movie editors, modeling, drama camera
Silent Hill 4: The Room 2004 Special Thanks
Silent Hill: Cage of Cradle 2006 Illustrator
Silent Hill: Origins 2007 Special Thanks
NightCry 2016 Monster designer
Metal Gear Survive 2018 Creature designer

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://mysilenthill.com/silent-hill-news/art-for-japanese-silent-hill-downpour-cover/
  2. ^ 伊藤暢達nobu_hill_site
  3. ^ "Gallery of Masahiro Ito". Archived from the original on 2012-09-23. Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  4. ^ NightCry
  5. ^ Twitter / adsk4: @IceTubesCoD Yes. If he were
  6. ^ ‘NightCry’ Monster Art from Pyramid Head Creator Masahiro Ito

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