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TERADA Katsuya    [Edit]
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Associated Names
ラクガキング

Name (in native language)
寺田克也

Birth Place
Tamano (Okayama Prefecture), Japan

Birth Date
December 7, 1963

Zodiac
Sagittarius

Last Updated
July 17th, 7:13am PST

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From Wikipedia:
Katsuya Terada is probably best known in the United States as the character-designer for the animated film Blood: The Last Vampire. He has also done work related to American comics, such as Iron Man and Hellboy (one of his illustrations was used for an official statuette of Hellboy). He also made additional contributions to old issues of Nintendo Power. In Japan, he is probably best known for the Tantei Jingūji Saburō mystery-adventure video game series.

Terada has defined himself as a "rakugaki" artist, more of a philosophy than a style of drawing, in which one draws a little everywhere, all the time, without thinking too much, on notebooks etc. He is a very prolific artist; one of his collections of sketches numbers more than 1000 pages, appropriately called Rakuga King.

He has done very little group-drawn work (an exception being the manga Saiyukiden Daienou (Monkey King)), his principal activities being illustration and character design.

His use of CG tools is integrated very well in his illustrations, giving his work a vivid and rich appearance. Most distinctive, though, are the female faces in his work, which could be described as “cute”, but with a dangerous or elusive character to the eyes. He has admitted various influences on his work, particularly European ones, like Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius) and the magazine Métal Hurlant which he has said gave him a taste for strong women who are slightly stripped.

Interview at 2001’s San Diego Comic Con

Won the Seiun Award for Best Artist in 2002.

Blood Type
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Gender
Male

Genres
Action(11)  Drama(7)  Seinen(7)  Mature(6)  Sci-fi(5)  Adventure(4)  Comedy(3)  Horror(3)  Fantasy(3)  Supernatural(3)  Adult(2)  Sports(1)  Shounen(1)  Mystery(1)  Psychological(1)  Historical(1)  School Life(1)  Martial Arts(1)  Tragedy(1) 

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Series Title (Click for series info)
Genre
Drama, Sports
2002
Action, Historical, Horror
2004
Action, Seinen
2010
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
1996
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mature, Sci-fi, Seinen
2011
Action, Horror, Mature, Sci-fi, Supernatural, Tragedy
2012
Action, Drama, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-fi
2003
Action, Adult, Drama, Horror, Mature, Seinen, Supernatural
1999
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mature, Sci-fi, Seinen
2006
Action, Adult, Drama, Seinen
2003
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mature, Seinen
1998
Comedy, School Life, Shounen
1999
Fantasy, Sci-fi, Supernatural
2019
Action, Martial Arts, Seinen
1997
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