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Keiko Moritsugu (Japanese: 森次慶子 Moritsugu Keiko; born January 7, 1985) is an artist and painter who has worked for the Pokémon video game series and Trading Card Game. While working under Game Freak, she created multiple designs for Pokémon and the character N.
Moritsugu's first known involvement with the Pokémon franchise was in the staff of Pokémon Platinum under "Special Thanks", although it is currently unknown exactly what role she played in the development of that game. She later illustrated a card in the Arceus expansion: Heatran. In the staff of Pokémon Black and White, she is listed under "Pokémon Character Designer". This is a résumé shared by Reiko Tanoue and Mana Ibe, who both illustrated a single card from the Arceus expansion and are listed under the same roles in both sets of credits.
The following is a list of Pokémon designed by Moritsugu.
Klink (idea by Ken Sugimori)
Klang (idea by Ken Sugimori)
According to Moritsugu, Zekrom's final design is mostly similar to her draft, while Reshiram's final design ended up being significantly different from her draft. Both were finalized by Ken Sugimori.
The following is a list of characters designed by Moritsugu.
Keiko Moritsugu is an artist in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. She has only illustrated one card.
|Pokémon Platinum||Nintendo DS||2008-09-13||Special Thanks|
|Pokémon Black and White||Nintendo DS||2010-09-18||Pokémon Character Design|
|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2||Nintendo DS||2012-06-23||Pokémon Character Design|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Keiko Moritsugu's About page on her personal website
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Archive of deleted tweet by Keiko Moritsugu, explaining which Generation V Pokémon she had designed
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Nintendo Dream Vol. 204, April 2011 (Shellspider's blog (Japanese), Translation by Dr. Lava)
- ↑ How Pokemon Get Made, 1up.com (Archive)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Tweet by 杉森 建 (@SUPER_32X). Posted on February 3, 2011.
- ↑ 
- Moritsugu's personal website (Japanese)