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    New Kunihiko Tanaka arts

    Post by RadicalDreamer on Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:42 pm

    I discovered he's making new sketches for Xenogears (and Xenosaga) while looking for fanarts on twitter. It's pretty sweet :

    Xenogears :

    chibi Elly : http://dayvisions.exblog.jp/26989478/
    Elly in HD, huh ?
    Group/ending art : http://dayvisions.exblog.jp/26959957/
    Maria : http://dayvisions.exblog.jp/26946908/
    Chibi Emeralda (and Chuchu) : http://dayvisions.exblog.jp/27032094/
    Element girls : http://dayvisions.exblog.jp/27050766/
    Happy 19th Anniversary... chu : https://twitter.com/NETONEVISIONS/status/830264661438140416

    Xenosaga :

    MOMOs :http://dayvisions.exblog.jp/27003597/
    Albedo/Kirschwasser : http://dayvisions.exblog.jp/26973997/
    Virgil/Feb : http://dayvisions.exblog.jp/27017878/
    Chibi KOS-MOSes : http://dayvisions.exblog.jp/27471667/
    Cute KOS-MOS : http://dayvisions.exblog.jp/27098193/
    Nephilim/Happy 15th Anniversary : https://twitter.com/NETONEVISIONS/status/836592020038701056

    Maybe he'll do more (+ Xenoblade and XBX) ?
    Also, I like his playlist.


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    Re: New Kunihiko Tanaka arts

    Post by katimus_prime on Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:30 pm

    OH SNAP!! I wasn't sure of the source on these, but I'm really glad these are legit!! Thanks for sharing!


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    Re: New Kunihiko Tanaka arts

    Post by RadicalDreamer on Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:26 am

    Edited my post with the new Xenosaga art that I could sum up with :

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    Re: New Kunihiko Tanaka arts

    Post by opkij on Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:18 pm

    Wow, I am surprised to see him draw stuff like this and actually
    posting them on the INTERNET as well!

    This also reminded me that I still need to find that eluding poster
    he drew back in 2014.
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    Re: New Kunihiko Tanaka arts

    Post by RadicalDreamer on Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:21 pm

    I love Kunihiko Tanaka :

    https://twitter.com/NETONEVISIONS

    Happy 19th Anniversary Xenogears !  ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY

    Note : I updated the list.
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    Re: New Kunihiko Tanaka arts

    Post by Shizukesa on Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:25 am

    this guy is who? confused


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    Re: New Kunihiko Tanaka arts

    Post by RadicalDreamer on Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:27 pm

    @Shizukesa wrote:this guy is who? confused

    Xenogears' character designer. He also did the chara-design in Xenosaga 1 and Xenoblade X (and got all kind of shit for it... despite the fact he never was responsible for the 3D models not fitting his style... it's a real shame Takahashi hired a new chara-designer for "Xenoblade 2"... because NOW they decided to use cell-shading... but the new designs look as generic as a Tales of game *not that I hate all the Tales designs, I enjoyed a few in Symphonia... but they're still quite generic as far as anime/manga go... same with XB2... at least, the red hair girl looks cute*... I can tell you people wouldn't praise them if they WEREN'T cell-shaded and would call them "nightmare fuel"/"uncanny valley"... aka how the XBX and Xenosaga 1 characters were heavily mocked for... which I think was unfair to the designer, as not many people seem to make the difference between "artstyle" and "3D modelling of the artstyle"... it would be like mocking Nomura's artstyle back in the days because the FF7 characters looked like legos).

    Last art he did for Xenosaga's 15th Anniversary :



    Very cute !
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    Re: New Kunihiko Tanaka arts

    Post by Arylett Charnoa on Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:25 pm

    Yeah, it's totally unfair that they criticized him for something he can't really control. His art is amazingly done and I love his designs. They're always really identifiable, not being as overly cluttered as a lot of other JRPG character designs are. And these images have this... deliciously smooth sketchy style. Oh my God, my favorite is the Fei/Elly ending scene. I must save this. It captures the feeling of it perfectly.


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