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'''Kouki Saitou''' (Japanese: '''斎藤コーキ'''), born May 13, 1973, is a freelance illustrator who does work for the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]]. Prior to this, he did a lot of manga illustrations for popular Japanese game tie-ins under his {{tt|¼ King!|Quarter King!}} label. He has also designed a number of characters and mascots that feature on his website as part of a fantasy land called "Kortlek", which showcase his quirky yet detailed drawing style.
'''Kouki Saitou''' is an illustrator of some Pokémon TCG cards.
 
  
==Cards illustrated==
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==Works==
==={{TCG|Aquapolis}}===
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===Illustrations===
* {{TCG ID|Aquapolis|Octillery|H20}}
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{| border="1" style="border: 1px solid #88a; border-collapse: collapse;" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
* {{TCG ID|Aquapolis|Rapidash|31}}
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|- style="background: #ccf;"
* {{TCG ID|Aquapolis|Miltank|94}}
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!Title
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!Date
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!Publisher
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|-
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| ''Fatal Fury 2'' Anthology || 1994 || Kobunsha
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|-
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| ''Super Robot Wars F Final'' Anthology || 1998 || Kobunsha
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|-
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| ''Psychic Force 2012'' || 1998 || Kobunsha
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|-
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| ''The King of Fighters '98'' || 1998 || Kobunsha
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|-
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| ''Thousand Arms'' || 1998 || Kobunsha
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|-
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| ''Xenogears'' || 1998 || Movic
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|-
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| ''Xenogears'' Comic Anthology || 1998 || Movic
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|-
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| ''Neon Genesis Evangelion: Iron Maiden'' || 1998 || DNA
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|-
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| ''The King of Fighters '98'' Anthology || 1998 || DNA
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|-
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| ''The King of Fighters '98'' Short Comic || 1998 || DNA
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|-
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| ''Thousand Arms'' Anthology || 1999 || Kobunsha
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|-
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| ''Super Robot Wars Alpha'' || 2000 || Kobunsha
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|-
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| ''Super Robot Wars Alpha'' Anthology || 2000 || Kobunsha
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|-
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| ''Super Robot Wars Alpha: Great Combination'' || 2000 || Kobunsha
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|-
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| ''SD Gundam G Generation F'' || 2000 || Kobunsha
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|-
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| ''Grandia II'' Official Comic Fan Book || 2000 || MediaWorks
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|-
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| ''Super Robot Wars Alpha Anthology: Roar of their Hero'' || 2001 || Kobunsha
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|-
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| ''Shin Megami Tensei: DeviChil'' Dictionary || 2001 || Kobunsha
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|-
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| ''Arcadia'' October issue: character design planning page || 2001 || Enterbrain
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|-
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| ''The King of Fighters 2001'' Anthology 2 || 2001 || Enterbrain
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|-
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| Pokémon Trading Card Game illustration || 2002– || Creatures
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|-
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| ''Pokémon Trainer Magazine'' Volume 19 cover and promo card illustration || 2002 || Creatures
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|-
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| ''Mon-Colle 2'' monster design and illustration || 2002– || Kadokawa/Fujimi Shobo
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|-
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| ''Monthly Dragon Junior'' December issue: ''Mon-Colle'' monster illustration || 2002 || Fujimi Shobo
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|-
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| ''Arcadia'' June issue: illustrations || 2003 || Enterbrain
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|-
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| ''Pichu-Pichu Stare-out!'' (Pokémon Exciting Picture Book) || 2003 || Shōgakukan
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|-
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| ''Arcadia'' July issue: character design planning page || 2003 || Enterbrain
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|-
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| ''Disgaea'' Anthology Collection: illustrations || 2003 || Jive
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|-
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| ''Arcadia'' November issue: corner illustration and portrait illustration || 2003 || Enterbrain
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|-
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| ''Arcadia'' December issue: corner illustration and portrait illustration || 2003 || Enterbrain
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|}
  
==={{TCG|Skyridge}}===
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===Other illustrations===
* {{TCG ID|Skyridge|Dewgong|H6}}
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{| border="1" style="border: 1px solid #88a; border-collapse: collapse;" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
* {{TCG ID|Skyridge|Kabutops|H13}}
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|- style="background: #ccf;"
* {{TCG ID|Skyridge|Magneton|H19}}
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!Title
* {{TCG ID|Skyridge|Moltres|H20}}
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|-
* {{TCG ID|Skyridge|Forretress|56}}
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| Kids Town mural illustration (Pokémon Center Osaka)
* {{TCG ID|Skyridge|Heracross|64}}
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|-
* {{TCG ID|Skyridge|Charizard|146}}
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| Pokémon Cracker illustration (Pokémon Center goods)
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|-
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| Baked polvorones illustrations (Pokémon Center goods)
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|-
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| "New Friends" series stationary illustration (Pokémon Center goods)
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|-
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| "The First Draft" series stationary illustration (Pokémon Center goods)
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|-
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| "Aim for {{tt|Kaina City|Slateport City}}!" series stationary illustration (Pokémon Center goods)
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|-
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| "Adventures in the Desert Ruins" series stationary illustration (Pokémon Center goods)
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|-
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| "Motivate with Vigoroth" 2004 Annual illustration (Pokémon Center goods)
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|}
  
==={{TCG|EX Ruby & Sapphire}}===
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==Work for the TCG==
* {{TCG ID|EX Ruby & Sapphire|Blaziken|3}}
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Saitou's images focus on realism and dynamism. Many of his illustrations are reminiscent of the style in which characters are portrayed in the {{pkmn|anime}}, though he uses light and shadow effectively to give them more depth. He also uses high and low angles to enhance the feeling of movement in many of his images. Saitou's first illustrations were featured in the {{TCG|Aquapolis}} expansion and he has continued to produce work for the TCG since. He has also produced artwork used on deck kits, booster packs and many pieces of merchandise sold through Pokémon Centers. For a list of cards he has illustrated, go [[:Category:Illus. by Kouki Saitou|here]].
* {{TCG ID|EX Ruby & Sapphire|Combusken|27}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Ruby & Sapphire|Torchic|74}}
 
  
==={{TCG|EX Sandstorm}}===
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==External links==
* {{TCG ID|EX Sandstorm|Omastar|19}}
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[http://members2.jcom.home.ne.jp/kouki_s/index.html Saitou's personal website]
* {{TCG ID|EX Sandstorm|Omanyte|70}}
 
  
==={{TCG|EX Dragon}}===
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[[Category:TCG illustrators|Saitou, Kouki]]
* {{TCG ID|EX Dragon|Salamence|19}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|EX Hidden Legends}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Hidden Legends|Beldum|54}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|EX FireRed & LeafGreen}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|EX FireRed & LeafGreen|Charmeleon|31}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|EX Emerald}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Emerald|Kyogre|15}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|EX Delta Species}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Delta Species|Holon Farmer|91}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Delta Species|Holon Lass|92}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Delta Species|Holon Mentor|93}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|EX Holon Phantoms}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Holon Phantoms|Deoxys δ|5}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Holon Phantoms|Holon Adventurer|85}}
 
  
==={{TCG|EX Crystal Guardians}}===
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[[ja:斎藤コーキ]]
* {{TCG ID|EX Crystal Guardians|Charizard δ|4}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Crystal Guardians|Blastoise|14}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Crystal Guardians|Wartortle|42}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Crystal Guardians|Squirtle|63}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Crystal Guardians|Castaway|72}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|EX Dragon Frontiers}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Dragon Frontiers|Feraligatr δ|2}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Dragon Frontiers|Nidoqueen δ|7}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Dragon Frontiers|Togetic δ|11}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Dragon Frontiers|Xatu δ|25}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Dragon Frontiers|Dragonair δ|28}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Dragon Frontiers|Larvitar δ|52}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Dragon Frontiers|Pupitar δ|59}}
 
* {{TCG ID|EX Dragon Frontiers|Island Hermit|76}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|Diamond & Pearl}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Lucario|6}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Carnivine|21}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Drapion|23}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Dustox|25}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Hippowdon|29}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Medicham|32}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Steelix|38}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Wobbuffet|41}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Dusclops|47}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Machoke|53}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Magneton|54}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Riolu|61}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Gastly|82}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Magnemite|87}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Roselia|96}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Skorupi|99}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|Mysterious Treasures}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|Mysterious Treasures|Aggron|1}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Mysterious Treasures|Alakazam|2}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Mysterious Treasures|Ambipom|3}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Mysterious Treasures|Ninetales|32}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Mysterious Treasures|Slaking|34}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Mysterious Treasures|Sealeo|62}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Mysterious Treasures|Shieldon|63}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Mysterious Treasures|Electrike|81}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Mysterious Treasures|Totodile|106}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|Secret Wonders}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Ampharos|1}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Arcanine|22}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Banette|23}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Electivire|25}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Magmortar|31}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Nidoking|34}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Breloom|45}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Lombre|54}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Roselia|62}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Shelgon|64}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Vibrava|74}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Bulbasaur|77}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Burmy|78}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Phanpy|98}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Stantler|113}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|Great Encounters}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|Great Encounters|Swampert|9}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Great Encounters|Beedrill|13}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Great Encounters|Weezing|31}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Great Encounters|Floatzel|37}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Great Encounters|Linoone|43}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Great Encounters|Treecko|90}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|Majestic Dawn}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|Majestic Dawn|Kabutops|6}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Majestic Dawn|Leafeon|7}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Majestic Dawn|Aerodactyl|15}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Majestic Dawn|Bronzong|16}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Majestic Dawn|Sudowoodo|48}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Majestic Dawn|Aipom|51}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Majestic Dawn|Buneary|53}}
 
* {{TCG ID|Majestic Dawn|Stunky|76}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|DP Black Star Promos}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|DP Promo|Darkrai|24}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|POP Series 2}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|POP Series 2|Entei|1}}
 
* {{TCG ID|POP Series 2|Raikou|3}}
 
* {{TCG ID|POP Series 2|Suicune|4}}
 
* {{TCG ID|POP Series 2|Tauros|5}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|POP Series 4}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|POP Series 4|Pikachu|13}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|POP Series 5}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|POP Series 5|Zangoose δ|15}}
 
 
 
==={{TCG|POP Series 6}}===
 
* {{TCG ID|POP Series 6|Gible|7}}
 
 
 
{{Stub|TCG}}
 
[[Category:TCG illustrators|Saitou, Kouki]]
 

Revision as of 10:03, 16 September 2009

Kouki Saitou (Japanese: 斎藤コーキ), born May 13, 1973, is a freelance illustrator who does work for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Prior to this, he did a lot of manga illustrations for popular Japanese game tie-ins under his ¼ King! label. He has also designed a number of characters and mascots that feature on his website as part of a fantasy land called "Kortlek", which showcase his quirky yet detailed drawing style.

Works

Illustrations

Title Date Publisher
Fatal Fury 2 Anthology 1994 Kobunsha
Super Robot Wars F Final Anthology 1998 Kobunsha
Psychic Force 2012 1998 Kobunsha
The King of Fighters '98 1998 Kobunsha
Thousand Arms 1998 Kobunsha
Xenogears 1998 Movic
Xenogears Comic Anthology 1998 Movic
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Iron Maiden 1998 DNA
The King of Fighters '98 Anthology 1998 DNA
The King of Fighters '98 Short Comic 1998 DNA
Thousand Arms Anthology 1999 Kobunsha
Super Robot Wars Alpha 2000 Kobunsha
Super Robot Wars Alpha Anthology 2000 Kobunsha
Super Robot Wars Alpha: Great Combination 2000 Kobunsha
SD Gundam G Generation F 2000 Kobunsha
Grandia II Official Comic Fan Book 2000 MediaWorks
Super Robot Wars Alpha Anthology: Roar of their Hero 2001 Kobunsha
Shin Megami Tensei: DeviChil Dictionary 2001 Kobunsha
Arcadia October issue: character design planning page 2001 Enterbrain
The King of Fighters 2001 Anthology 2 2001 Enterbrain
Pokémon Trading Card Game illustration 2002– Creatures
Pokémon Trainer Magazine Volume 19 cover and promo card illustration 2002 Creatures
Mon-Colle 2 monster design and illustration 2002– Kadokawa/Fujimi Shobo
Monthly Dragon Junior December issue: Mon-Colle monster illustration 2002 Fujimi Shobo
Arcadia June issue: illustrations 2003 Enterbrain
Pichu-Pichu Stare-out! (Pokémon Exciting Picture Book) 2003 Shōgakukan
Arcadia July issue: character design planning page 2003 Enterbrain
Disgaea Anthology Collection: illustrations 2003 Jive
Arcadia November issue: corner illustration and portrait illustration 2003 Enterbrain
Arcadia December issue: corner illustration and portrait illustration 2003 Enterbrain

Other illustrations

Title
Kids Town mural illustration (Pokémon Center Osaka)
Pokémon Cracker illustration (Pokémon Center goods)
Baked polvorones illustrations (Pokémon Center goods)
"New Friends" series stationary illustration (Pokémon Center goods)
"The First Draft" series stationary illustration (Pokémon Center goods)
"Aim for Kaina City!" series stationary illustration (Pokémon Center goods)
"Adventures in the Desert Ruins" series stationary illustration (Pokémon Center goods)
"Motivate with Vigoroth" 2004 Annual illustration (Pokémon Center goods)

Work for the TCG

Saitou's images focus on realism and dynamism. Many of his illustrations are reminiscent of the style in which characters are portrayed in the anime, though he uses light and shadow effectively to give them more depth. He also uses high and low angles to enhance the feeling of movement in many of his images. Saitou's first illustrations were featured in the Aquapolis expansion and he has continued to produce work for the TCG since. He has also produced artwork used on deck kits, booster packs and many pieces of merchandise sold through Pokémon Centers. For a list of cards he has illustrated, go here.

External links

Saitou's personal website