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Nampei Kaneko
SHOWS Year of the Dragon
Born in 1968 in Yokohama, Mr. Kaneko graduated from the Kuwasawa Design Institute with a degree in Illustration. He began working freelance in 1992 and in 1994 began working mainly with ASCII format and drawing mostly for Game Empire. His very dark style earned him the name, “Hellpower Kaneko.” He created posters for the movie “Party7” in 2000 and then began doing SIZO for magazines. Since 2000 he has been doing more and more types of work as his workload has increased. In 2004 he created the extremely popular poster series for the fighting opera “HUSTLE.” He is currently one of the most saught after illustrators in Japan, yet his motto remains, “Have as much fun in life as you can!” ...and his works certainly reflect that sentiment.

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