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    :( Seiken Densetsu illustrator Hiro Isono has passed away.

    Heart failure.

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...no-passes-away

    The man definitely had a distinctive style that brought a lot of life to the Seiken Densetsu franchise, and really had a huge influence on the visual aspect of JRPGs as a whole. He and his work will be greatly missed.

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    I remember how inspirational the Secret of Mana artwork was. Just turning on the game and being greeted with a graphical representation of the print material's painting, complete with birds flying across the screen was one of my first console RPG "wow" moments. Such a beautiful game. It was so breathtaking.

    That picture. As a kid, I wanted to be there. It was such a cool piece of art.
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    Guess there won't be another completely new Mana game ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsukoblue View Post
    Guess there won't be another completely new Mana game ......
    There could be, just with a new illustrator...hopefully someone deeply influenced by Isono.

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    i loved Legend of Mana's artwork, it had some of the most beautiful and original art in a JRPG i have seen..........unlike these days where most JRPGs seem to recycle art styles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kou The Mad View Post
    i loved Legend of Mana's artwork, it had some of the most beautiful and original art in a JRPG i have seen..........unlike these days where most JRPGs seem to recycle art styles.
    I wholeheartedly agree with you, but LoM had a different artist than the earlier Mana games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lirishae View Post
    I wholeheartedly agree with you, but LoM had a different artist than the earlier Mana games.
    oh.......than who did LoM's art?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kou The Mad View Post
    oh.......than who did LoM's art?
    Koji Tsuda.
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