Illustrator, designer, Sandman: The Dream Hunter, Vampire Hunter D
One of the most recognized Japanese artists of the last half-century, Yoshitaka Amano’s career began at age 15 on Speed Racer. His many anime character designs include Mospeada (part three of Robotech) and Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets). An illustrator on thousands of works including Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman: The Dream Hunters, Amano won the Seiun Award (the Japanese Hugo) for Best Artist five times, and gained worldwide fame creating the look of the legendary Final Fantasy videogame series. Amano’s illustrated biography Yoshitaka Amano: Beyond the Fantasy will be released in October by Dark Horse.