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YAMAMOTO Takato  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
山本 タカト
Birth Place
Akita Prefecture
Birth Date
January 15, 1960
Last Updated
May 11th, 9:53pm PST
His name could also be seen as やまもと たかと.

He mostly does panels vs manga series... but he occasionally does a few oneshots and a decent amount of artbooks. As for his style, he mostly works with the dark and depressing, or gothic, themes and representations.

Warning: He enjoys drawing bondage as can be seen from his site.

Note: To enter his site (as on August 8, 2009) click on the flower.

Yamamoto Takato has been active as a professional illustrator since 1983. His exquisite, fine link ink drawings descend from 1930s youth magazine illustration, adapting its world os sensual youths to a context of erotic decadence. Since 1996, he has illustrated numerous works of erotic, historical, and fantasy fiction. Many collections of his art have been published. The story anthologized in the English publication of AX Alternative is his only manga to date.

山本タカト 「やまもとたかと」

Takato Yamamoto is widely known for his "Ukiyo-e Pop" style of painting. He explores themes of darkness, bondage, vampires, metamorphosis, love and death. The perspective is always calm and serene - never depicting violence - rather, it is impending or just completed.

Takato Yamamoto usually works with acrylic paint on paper and sometimes on canvas.

Takato Yamamoto Artwork Library
- Explore Takato Yamamoto's artwork - including sizes, dates, lists of publications, and more.

Takato Yamamoto Bibliography
- Chronological listing of books by Takato Yamamoto - including cover thumbnails, dates, sizes, and descriptions.

Takato Yamamoto CV
- Biographical information about Takato Yamamoto - including education, exhibitions, publications, professional milestones, and more.

Juxtapoz magazine article
- Interview of Takato Yamamoto by Megumi Sakai from September 19, 2009.

Takato Yamamoto's website

Takato Yamamoto on AkaTako
Original artwork, books, prints, posters, postcards, and other goods by Takato Yamamoto for sale on AkaTako.
Blood Type
Adult(2)  Horror(2)  Comedy(1)  Historical(1)  Psychological(1)  Romance(1)  School Life(1)  Slice of Life(1) 
Official Website
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Ax - Alternative Manga   Adult, Comedy, Historical, Horror, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Slice of Life   2010
Towards the Darkness   Adult, Horror   2002
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