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Part IX

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TONKO

Aki Seno, better known as her pen name TONKO, began working for SNK in 1997. In the fighting game realm, she is best known for her Garou: Mark of the Wolves and The Last Blade series character designs and key illustrations. She also worked on several NEOGEO Pocket Color titles, including Last Blade: Beyond The Destiny, KOF-R1, KOF-R2, and SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash 1 & 2 (select cards).
 
 
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TONKO also worked on the official The King of Fighters 2001 Anthology Comic in 2002, and created promotional artwork for KOF '98: Ultimate Match, KOF 2002: Unlimited Match, KOF XI, KOF XIII, KOF XIV, and some other KOF spin-offs. TONKO also did inking for Samurai Shodown 64: Warrior's Rage (1998). Check out an official video from SNK (below) showing TONKO's amazing inking technique!
 

TONKO is perhaps most well-known among SNK fans for her many illustrations for the Metal Slug series, as she worked on the majority of titles in the series, including: Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5, Metal Slug 6, Metal Slug 7, Metal Slug XX, and so on.
 
 
 
Other works include: Capcom Vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000, CVS: Pro, Days of Memories, Genso Suikoden Card Stories, Kyoshoden, and Sword World RPG.
 

     

 

Dai-Chan
 
Dai-Chan (also spelled Daichan) is a Capcom illustrator whose real name is Tatsuya Nakae. Dai-Chan joined Capcom in the 90's and created iconic posters for a variety of franchises, including: Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter EX / EX2, Super SFII Turbo, Darkstalkers 3, Red Earth / Warzard, Resident Evil 2, and Dino Crisis. One of Dai-Chan's most distinguishing features about his artwork is his use of traditional oil painting in many of his works.
 
 
Dai-Chan's "Ryu Versus Akuma" illustration from Street Fighter Alpha 2 is one of his most memorable and impactful fighting game illustrations of all time!
 
 
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