Harumaru (ハルマル) is an artist who has done work for Capcom in-between 1998 and 2000, primarily as illustrator for a number of the company's fighting games.


Harumaru was chosen as the main illustrator of Strider 2 after submiting an artwork piece that'd eventually become Hiryu's main art.[1] Harumaru designed Hiryu primarily based on advice from fellow artist Shoei, who described Hiryu as a "crazy-style" protagonist that'd mechanically fulfill any assigned mission.[1]

Harumaru was also in charge of the in-game cutscene art shown at the beginning and end of each stage. To create the unique world setting in the game, Harumaru drew inspiration from American comic books, most notably works by Mike Mignola, Simon Bisley and the comic book series Spawn.[1]

In later years Harumaru has been called up on special occassions, such as providing tribute art for the 25th anniversary Street Fighter artwork[2] and to provide commentary for the release of the 2014 Strider.[3]

List of worksEdit

  • Strider 2 (ストライダー飛竜2 (Sutoraidā Hiryū Tsū?)) - illustrator
  • Project Justice (燃えろ! ジャスティス学園 (Moero! Jasutisu Gakuen?)) - original artwork
  • Cannon Spike (ガンスパイク (Gansupaiku?)) - graphic designer

Gallery Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Capcom (March 10, 2014). "Capcom Legends Chapter 3: The Running Ninja from the Future, Hiryu!" (Japanese). Capcom's official site. Accessed May 27, 2016
  2. Capcom (December 17, 2012). "Street Fighter Art Works" (Japanese). listing. Accessed May 27, 2016
  3. Capcom (2014). "Launch Celebration Comments from Past Special-A Class Striders". Capcom's official Strider site (Japanese). Accessed May 27, 2016.

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