Contemporary Japanese Fantastic Art
Vampire Hunter (1999) and The Return of the Thin Duke (2003)
In the early 1980s, Yoshitaka Amano concentrated on illustrations for science fiction and fantasy works. Combined with the influence of his prior experience, this focus resulted in a personal style influenced by both modern surrealism and realism. Always testing his own talent by moving from one genre to another, Amano created the title logo and the characters for the worldwide hit role-playing video game Final Fantasy and right now he’s focusing on painting as well as an upcoming new anime.