Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Artist.
(1955- ) Japanese artist and illustrator, a drop-out from the Kyoto City University of the Arts who soon found a career in sf Fantasy and game Illustration, in which he gained renown in particular for his images of dragons (see Supernatural Creatures). Notable covers include several works by Yoshiki Tanaka, although Yoneda is much better known through his Games work, including the various iterations of Seiken Densetsu ["Holy Sword Legend"] (1989; vt Secret of Mana, Legend of Mana etc 1993-2007 US), itself a spin-off from Final Fantasy. He won the Art Seiun Award in 1994. [JonC]
born Japan: 1955
- QVINTIA ESSENTIA: Yoneda Hitoshi Gashū ["QVINTIA ESSENTIA: Hitoshi Yoneda Picture Collection"] (Tokyo: Fujimi Shobō, 1993) [hb/Hitoshi Yoneda]
- KALEIDOSCOPE (Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1994) [hb/Hitoshi Yoneda]
- Enuma Elis: Yoneda Hitoshi Jisen Sakuhinshū ["Enuma Elis: Selected Works of Hitoshi Yoneda"] (Tokyo: NTT Shuppan, 1995) [hb/Hitoshi Yoneda]
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