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Nobuteru Yūki

Nobuteru Yūki (結城 信輝, Yūki Nobuteru, born December 24, 1962 in Tokyo) is a Japanese manga artist, illustrator, animator and doujinshi artist. He has designed characters for manga, anime and video games, and has frequently collaborated with director Kazuki Akane, including on his most famous work, The Vision of Escaflowne. After working at Artland and D.A.S.T. (Ichirō Itano's animation studio, which he ran after becoming independent from Artland), he is currently working as a freelancer.


Yūki graduated from Saitama Prefectural Toda Shoyo High School and has been active in the school's "Manga and Anime Research Interest Club" (now Manga and Anime Research Club). He found business in the National Health Insurance but couldn't give up on being an animator, so he left and became an animator instead. He is good friends with Mamoru Nagano, Maria Kawamura and Fumio Iida (SUEZEN), and they used to go to Tokyo Disneyland on Christmas Eve, which is also Yūki's birthday.

He works on doujinshi under the circles The Man in the High Castle (高い城の男, Takai shiro no otoko) and Ubik (ユービック, Yūbikku), both references to the works of American science fiction author Philip K. Dick. The published doujinshi include key animation from his body of work and specially drawn manga. On the other hand, since he worked on Ralphilia Saga by Akara Arisato (Dengeki Bunko), he has been involved in several works as a guest member of the doujin circle La Moon.

Yūki has also attended several international animation festivals as a guest of honor, including Anime Expo, Animazement, Polymanga and Otakon.[1]


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Video games[edit]

Written works[edit]

Vaelber Saga, Yūki's 1990 manga.


  • Vaelber Saga (1990-2003)

Art books[edit]

  • 1999 a WORK of CLOVER
  • Anvil Rough-Drawings
  • Anvil II Rough-Drawings
  • Anvil III Rough-Drawing Works
  • Chrono Cross - Missing Piece
  • Escaflowne Fan Book (for the feature film)
  • Escaflowne Fan Book (for the TV series)
  • The Five Star Stories
  • Heat Guy J
  • Heat Guy J Rough-Drawing Works
  • Heat Guy J Second II
  • Phantasien
  • The revise pictures of XX
  • Seikendensetsu III Illustration Book
  • Senshi Bankō: Phantasien II
  • Toward the Terra Pilot Film
  • Xenosaga: The Animation—Character Design


  1. ^ "Guests | Animazement".
  2. ^ "結城 信輝". 作画@wiki. Retrieved March 16, 2023.
  3. ^ Loo, Egan (January 26, 2012). "Apollon Reunites Cowboy Bebop Director, Composer Kanno (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 22, 2023.
  4. ^ Loo, Egan (February 16, 2016). "Ichigo Takano's Sci-Fi Romance Manga Orange Gets TV Anime This Summer". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 22, 2023.
  5. ^ Dennison, Kara (February 22, 2023). "Under Ninja TV Anime Celebrates Ninja Day with New Visual, Staff Announcements". Crunchyroll. Retrieved February 22, 2023.
  6. ^ Niizumi, Hirohiko (November 10, 2004). "Xenosaga anime series to air in Japan". GameSpot. Retrieved February 22, 2023.
  7. ^ Romano, Sal (May 20, 2022). "FuRyu launches 'PROJECT-TRITRI' countdown website – new action RPG for PS5, PS4, and Switch [Update]". Gematsu. Retrieved May 20, 2022.

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