Akihiko Yoshida – Illustration Magazine Review

Posted By yonghow on April 30th, 2018

Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review

Issue number 218 ( June 2018 ) of the Japanese magazine Illustration is a special feature on the famed video games designer Akihiko Yoshida, whose long list of amazing credits include work on titles like Final Fantasy XIV : Heavensward, Final Fantasy XIV Eorzea, Bravely Default, Tactics Ogre, NieR : Automata and many more.

A good chunk of the magazine is dedicated to his work ( 48 pages ) and includes a selection of his colored illustrations, character design sketches as well as an interview ( in Japanese only ).

Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review

(above right) Akihiko-san was one of the many incredible artists that paid homage to the manga work of Otomo Katsuhiro in his Tribute Art book; his submission piece is one on Domu.

Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review

(above) The magazine also features art work from Little Thunder as well as an interview with the concept artist Kouji Tajima about his work on the live-action adaptation of Inuyashiki ( below ).

Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review
Akihiko Yoshida - Illustration Magazine Review

A great issue to catch up on the incredible work of Akihiko Yoshida. Check out some earlier issues featuring some other amazing artists here, here, here and here.

“Akihiko Yoshida – Illustration Magazine” details :

– Dimensions – 27.8 x 20.8 x 1 cm
– Softcover, 122 pages
– Full color, in Japanese

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4 Responses to “Akihiko Yoshida – Illustration Magazine Review”

DISTRAKT

Sexy organic designs no question

Marc McKenzie

Just placed my order for it on Amazon Japan.

Thank you so much for spotlighting these magazines–and also, thanks for running this great site. Soooo glad I found it!

yonghow

Marc – You’re welcome, I hope you enjoy the book ! :]

Deckard

Where’s Vagrant Story??? Don’t tell me it’s not included.