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Born (1986-01-28) 28 January 1986 (age 32)
Okayama Prefecture
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Illustrator, Video game artist, Character designer

Tsunako (つなこ, born 28 January 1986) is a Japanese videogame creator and illustrator from Okayama Prefecture, who works for Idea Factory. She has designed and illustrated characters for various games and print media.[1]


Tsunako joined Idea Factory in 2007, beginning as a general game sprite creator for games such as Spectral Gene and Cross Edge. She later became the lead character designer for the Hyperdimension Neptunia game series,[2] and signed a deal with light novel author Kōshi Tachibana as the illustrator for Date A Live.[3] She has also made guest illustrations for games such as Sei Madou Monogatari.[4] She ranked 6th on the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2014 Top Illustrator Rankings.

Main works[edit]

Video games[edit]

Light novels[edit]

  • Date A Live (2011): character designs and novel illustrations[8]
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia: Highschool (超次元ゲイム ネプテューヌ はいすくーる, 2012)[a]: character designs and novel illustrations[9]



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