Yoshitaka Amano (1952 - Born in Shizuoka, Japan) - Japanese artist known for his illustrations for «Vampire Hunter D», and the creation of character design, illustrations and logos to the video game series «Final Fantasy». Passion for drawing woke up at him in his childhood, when he was brought by his brother izrisovyval from the factory rolls of paper. In 1967, Amano brings his drawings on the studio "Tatsunoko Production" - like his style of leadership and, after a year of training, his take on the work of character designer. In this capacity, he manages to work on many soap operas, but in 1982 decided to start an independent career and became an independent artist. Glory to the talented illustrator come to him quickly enough, he published his first artbuk ("Maten") and illustrated books (the most famous - "Vampire Hunter D"). In 1984, along with Mamoru Oshii in the studio "Studio Deen" creates a cult anime "Angel's Egg". His first project in the field of video game achieves international success and is also becoming a cult classic (Final Fantasy, 1987). In addition to working on this series, Amano involved in the development of other games (eg, Front Mission), produces artbuki and creates designs costumes for Kabuki theater, with the 1997th, the artist lives and works in New York. His illustrations distinguishes irresistible flight of fancy and complicated plot, the characters depicted in them are beautiful any special, unearthly beauty. Talent this man is truly versatile, it has shown itself in many areas, but primarily Amano - Creator and Artist.