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Old 04-29-2019, 10:23 AM   #1
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90's Japanese TMNT art - who's the artist?

This art was on some TMNT merchandise in Japan during the 90s. Does anyone know who the artist was?
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:27 AM   #2
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Tried to do a google image search for you but I only found out that this ebay shop https://www.ebay.com/b/Takara-Teenag...20/bn_80737520 sells copies of whatever item the first image is from.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:54 AM   #3
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Tried to do a google image search for you but I only found out that this ebay shop https://www.ebay.com/b/Takara-Teenag...20/bn_80737520 sells copies of whatever item the first image is from.
Ah, thank you! I tried that as well. That item is actually where I first saw the artwork!
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:35 AM   #4
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That art style was also used on the Takara-associated TMNT trading cards, but unfortunately, I've never seen an artistic attribution. Too often, those promotional art pieces were simply attributed to the company, rather than the artist.

However, here are my complete scans of the Super Famicom Mutant Warriors manual. Maybe you'll find a clue there:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WQ...Nq7pKw0gn/view
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Old 04-30-2019, 02:07 PM   #5
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That art style was also used on the Takara-associated TMNT trading cards, but unfortunately, I've never seen an artistic attribution. Too often, those promotional art pieces were simply attributed to the company, rather than the artist.

However, here are my complete scans of the Super Famicom Mutant Warriors manual. Maybe you'll find a clue there:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WQ...Nq7pKw0gn/view
Wow, very cool! Thanks for this! Looking at this, it seems like there's similar artwork inside the American version of the manual too.

I wonder if the artist is Hiroshi Kanno? He is responsible for a TMNT manga with a similar aesthetic.

Chris Allan was responsible for the American covers.

Now that I'm digging deeper, it seems like Mutant Warriors / Tournament Fighters for the SNES was directed by Takemasa Miyoshi, who apparently also did all the character artwork. So, is this art all attributed to him? And if so, why is a Konami director's artwork being used for otherwise unrelated TMNT toy merchandise? My guess is that's a misunderstanding.

Here I found that 'visual illustration' was credited to 'Kyoto Animation'. What is that?

http://www.kyotoanimation.co.jp/en/

Hm. Some more digging needs to be done here.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:02 AM   #6
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:19 AM   #7
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It doesn't work for me.
I think it can be downloaded if you have problems seeing it online.
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Old 05-20-2019, 02:37 PM   #8
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From my research it seems like the artist could be Takemasa Miyoshi.
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