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[[Image:Ken Sugimori.png|thumb|Ken Sugimori in September, 2010]]
 
[[Image:Ken Sugimori.png|thumb|Ken Sugimori in September, 2010]]
'''Ken Sugimori''' (Japanese: '''杉森建''', born January 27, 1966) is a friend of [[Satoshi Tajiri]] and illustrator of the original artwork for [[Pokémon]] [[Pokémon games|games]]. He also has developed conceptual artwork for the {{pkmn|movie}}s, and illustrates {{Trading Card Game}} cards and merchandising.
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'''Ken Sugimori''' (Japanese: '''杉森建''', born January 27, 1966) is a friend of [[Satoshi Tajiri]] and illustrator of the original artwork for [[Pokémon]] [[Pokémon games|games]]. He also has developed conceptual artwork for the {{pkmn|movie}}s, and illustrates {{Trading Card Game}} cards and merchandising.
   
Sugimori's change of style over the years has been noticeable. Initially, he used a stiff, lightly shaded style using watercolors that was very reminiscent of [[wp:Akira Toriyama|Akira Toriyama]]'s visual style, particularly that from 1989-onwards. However, his now digitally-produced drawings of people and creatures have gradually gained more muscle definition, significantly rounder corners, heavier shading, and more natural and fluid poses.
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Sugimori's change of style over the years has been noticeable. Initially, he used a stiff, lightly shaded style using watercolors that was very reminiscent of {{wp|Akira Toriyama}}'s visual style, particularly that from 1989-onwards. However, his now digitally-produced drawings of people and creatures have gradually gained more muscle definition, significantly rounder corners, heavier shading, and more natural and fluid poses.
   
 
The character in the [[Pokémon anime]], Kenji (called [[Tracey Sketchit]] in the dub), may be a homage to him, especially as both enjoy creating art. This is similar to the way Satoshi (called [[Ash Ketchum]] in the dub) is named after Satoshi Tajiri.
 
The character in the [[Pokémon anime]], Kenji (called [[Tracey Sketchit]] in the dub), may be a homage to him, especially as both enjoy creating art. This is similar to the way Satoshi (called [[Ash Ketchum]] in the dub) is named after Satoshi Tajiri.
 
For a complete list of cards that Sugimori illustrated, go [[:Category:Illus. by Ken Sugimori|here]].
 
   
 
==Credits==
 
==Credits==
 
===Games===
 
===Games===
 
 
* '''{{wp|Mendel Palace}}''' (1989) - Character Designer, Character Digitalizer
 
* '''{{wp|Mendel Palace}}''' (1989) - Character Designer, Character Digitalizer
 
* '''{{wp|Smart Ball}}''' (1991) - Game Designer, Story, Character Designer
 
* '''{{wp|Smart Ball}}''' (1991) - Game Designer, Story, Character Designer
 
* '''{{smw|Yoshi (game)|Yoshi}}''' (1991) - Character Designer
 
* '''{{smw|Yoshi (game)|Yoshi}}''' (1991) - Character Designer
* '''Magical Taluluto-kun''' (1992) - Direction, Game Design, Graphic Design
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* '''{{wp|Magical Taluluto|Magical Taluluto-kun}}''' (1992) - Direction, Game Design, Graphic Design
 
* '''{{smw|Mario & Wario}}''' (1993) - Character Designer
 
* '''{{smw|Mario & Wario}}''' (1993) - Character Designer
 
* '''{{wp|Pulseman}}''' (1994) - Direction & Game Design, Graphics
 
* '''{{wp|Pulseman}}''' (1994) - Direction & Game Design, Graphics
 
* '''{{game|Red and Green|s}}''' (1996) - Character Design, Monster Design
 
* '''{{game|Red and Green|s}}''' (1996) - Character Design, Monster Design
* '''Bazaru de Gozaru no Game de Gozaru''' (1996) - Graphics
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* '''{{jwp|バザールでござーる|Bazaru de Gozaru no Game de Gozaru}}''' (1996) - Graphics
 
* '''[[Pokémon Blue (Japanese)|Pokémon Blue]]''' (1996) - Character Design, Monster Design
 
* '''[[Pokémon Blue (Japanese)|Pokémon Blue]]''' (1996) - Character Design, Monster Design
* '''Bushi Seiryūden: Futari no Yūsha''' (1997) - Graphics
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* '''{{jwp|BUSHI青龍伝〜二人の勇者|Bushi Seiryūden: Futari no Yūsha}}''' (1997) - Graphics
 
* '''[[Game Boy Camera]]''' (1998) - Special Thanks
 
* '''[[Game Boy Camera]]''' (1998) - Special Thanks
 
* '''[[Pokémon Stadium (Japanese)]]''' (1998) - Original Characters
 
* '''[[Pokémon Stadium (Japanese)]]''' (1998) - Original Characters
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* '''[[Pokémon Conquest]]''' (2012) - Game-Design Advisor
 
* '''[[Pokémon Conquest]]''' (2012) - Game-Design Advisor
 
* '''{{game|Black 2 and White 2|s}}''' (2012) - Director of Pokémon Characters, Pokémon Character Design
 
* '''{{game|Black 2 and White 2|s}}''' (2012) - Director of Pokémon Characters, Pokémon Character Design
* '''{{wp|HarmoKnight}}''' (2012) - Adviser
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* '''[[HarmoKnight]]''' (2012) - Adviser
 
* '''{{game|X and Y|s}}''' (2013) - Character Art Director, Pokémon Characters Design (Director), Pokémon Design Coordination
 
* '''{{game|X and Y|s}}''' (2013) - Character Art Director, Pokémon Characters Design (Director), Pokémon Design Coordination
 
* '''[[The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon]]''' (2014) - Very Special Thanks
 
* '''[[The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon]]''' (2014) - Very Special Thanks
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* '''{{game|Sun and Moon|s}}''' (2016) - Pokémon Characters Design, Trainer Graphics Design (Lead)
 
* '''{{game|Sun and Moon|s}}''' (2016) - Pokémon Characters Design, Trainer Graphics Design (Lead)
   
===Trading Card Game===
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===TCG illustration===
 
For a list of cards illustrated by Ken Sugimori, go [[:Category:Illus. by Ken Sugimori|here]].
 
For a list of cards illustrated by Ken Sugimori, go [[:Category:Illus. by Ken Sugimori|here]].
   
=== Animation ===
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===Animation===
 
* 1998-07-18 ''[[PK01|Pikachu's Vacation]]'' (Character Concept Art)
 
* 1998-07-18 ''[[PK01|Pikachu's Vacation]]'' (Character Concept Art)
* 1998-07-18 [[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]] (Character Concept Art)
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* 1998-07-18 ''[[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]'' (Character Concept Art)
 
* 1999-07-17 ''[[PK04|Pikachu's Rescue Adventure]]'' (Character Concept Art)
 
* 1999-07-17 ''[[PK04|Pikachu's Rescue Adventure]]'' (Character Concept Art)
* 1999-07-17 [[M02|The Power of One]] (Character Concept Art)
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* 1999-07-17 ''[[M02|The Power of One]]'' (Character Concept Art)
 
* 2000-07-08 ''[[PK07|Pikachu & Pichu]]'' (Character Concept Art)
 
* 2000-07-08 ''[[PK07|Pikachu & Pichu]]'' (Character Concept Art)
* 2000-07-08 [[M03|Spell of the Unown: Entei]] (Character Concept Art)
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* 2000-07-08 ''[[M03|Spell of the Unown: Entei]]'' (Character Concept Art)
 
* 2001-07-07 ''[[PK10|Pikachu's PikaBoo]]'' (Character Concept Art)
 
* 2001-07-07 ''[[PK10|Pikachu's PikaBoo]]'' (Character Concept Art)
* 2001-07-07 [[M04|Celebi: Voice of the Forest]] (Character Concept Art)
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* 2001-07-07 ''[[M04|Celebi: Voice of the Forest]]'' (Character Concept Art)
 
* 2002-07-13 ''[[PK11|Camp Pikachu]]'' (Character Concept Art)
 
* 2002-07-13 ''[[PK11|Camp Pikachu]]'' (Character Concept Art)
* 2002-07-13 [[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]] (Character Concept Art)
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* 2002-07-13 ''[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]'' (Character Concept Art)
 
* 2003-07-19 ''[[PK12|Gotta Dance!]]'' (Character Concept Art)
 
* 2003-07-19 ''[[PK12|Gotta Dance!]]'' (Character Concept Art)
* 2003-07-19 [[M06|Jirachi: Wish Maker]] (Character Concept Art)
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* 2003-07-19 ''[[M06|Jirachi: Wish Maker]]'' (Character Concept Art)
* 2004-07-17 [[M07|Destiny Deoxys]] (Character Concept Art)
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* 2004-07-17 ''[[M07|Destiny Deoxys]]'' (Character Concept Art)
   
=== Manga ===
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===Manga===
*''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorer's Guide'' (Original Manga by Sugimori included with Guide)
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* ''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorer's Guide'' (Original Manga by Sugimori included with Guide)
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Sugimori's favorite Pokémon is {{p|Gengar}}.{{fact}}
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* Sugimori's favorite Pokémon is {{p|Gengar}} due to its simple design.<ref name=fav>[https://web.archive.org/web/20101230153442/http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/interview/irbj/sp/index4.html What is your favourite Pokémon? - Pokémon Black and White interview] (archived)</ref>
** The Japanese Pokémon X/Y Strategy Guide lists {{p|Venusaur}} as another of Sugimori's favorite Pokémon, but he has also said its complexity makes it his least favorite to draw.{{fact}}
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** Sugimori's another favorite Pokémon is {{p|Venusaur}}, but he has also said its complexity makes it his least favorite to draw.<ref name=fav/>
 
* His favorite Pokémon from {{game|Black and White|s}} is {{p|Zekrom}}.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20141011000532/http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/24213/what-is-ken-sugimoris-favourite-pokmon/ What is Ken Sugimori's favourite Pokémon?] (archived)</ref>
 
* His favorite Pokémon from {{game|Black and White|s}} is {{p|Zekrom}}.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20141011000532/http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/24213/what-is-ken-sugimoris-favourite-pokmon/ What is Ken Sugimori's favourite Pokémon?] (archived)</ref>
   
==External Links ==
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==External links==
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* [http://www.gamefreak.co.jp/blog/art/ Personal blog at Game Freak's official site] (Japanese)
* [http://www.gamefreak.co.jp/blog/art/ Personal blog at Game Freak official site] (Japanese)
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* [http://twitter.com/#!/SUPER_32X Ken Sugimori's Twitter page] (Japanese)
* [http://twitter.com/#!/SUPER_32X Sugimori's Twitter page] (Japanese)
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 01:40, 8 April 2017

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Ken Sugimori in September, 2010

Ken Sugimori (Japanese: 杉森建, born January 27, 1966) is a friend of Satoshi Tajiri and illustrator of the original artwork for Pokémon games. He also has developed conceptual artwork for the movies, and illustrates TCG cards and merchandising.

Sugimori's change of style over the years has been noticeable. Initially, he used a stiff, lightly shaded style using watercolors that was very reminiscent of Akira Toriyama's visual style, particularly that from 1989-onwards. However, his now digitally-produced drawings of people and creatures have gradually gained more muscle definition, significantly rounder corners, heavier shading, and more natural and fluid poses.

The character in the Pokémon anime, Kenji (called Tracey Sketchit in the dub), may be a homage to him, especially as both enjoy creating art. This is similar to the way Satoshi (called Ash Ketchum in the dub) is named after Satoshi Tajiri.

Credits

Games

TCG illustration

For a list of cards illustrated by Ken Sugimori, go here.

Animation

Manga

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorer's Guide (Original Manga by Sugimori included with Guide)

Trivia

External links

References