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Kinu Nishimura (西村 キヌ, Nishimura Kinu, born sometime in 1969 in the Hyogo Prefecture) is a Japanese illustrator, character designer, and game creator. She is mainly known for being one of Capcom's main designers. Her real name is unknown -as her alias originated from her mother's maiden name- and she is affectionately referred to as "Kinu-sensei". Her bloodtype is A.

History[edit | edit source]

During her first year in middle school, she cleaned up Tomonori Kogawa's drawings for Combat Mecha Xabungle. She decided to pursue art for her career during her second year. While she was attending the Kyoto University of Art & Design, she touched up illustrations done by Akiman (who was a big inspiration to her) for Final Fight and Magic Sword. She was hired by Capcom in 1991 and was one of the first artists in the company to illustrate primarily with Photoshop.

Works[edit | edit source]

Capcom games[edit | edit source]

Key artwork of Girls of Capcom.

  • Street Fighter II - (also for Champion Edition-Turbo): promotional and main illustrator
  • Gaia Master - character designer, promotional illustrator, in-game artwork

Other Capcom works[edit | edit source]

  • Studio Bent - All About Capcom - cover, miscellaneous illustrations
  • Capcom Design Works - published by Famitsu - cover, miscellaneous illustrations

Other games[edit | edit source]


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Anime[edit | edit source]


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Manga[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]


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Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Character and group artwork[edit | edit source]

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Ryu & Ken.jpg
SF4NewKinu.jpg
Street Girls.jpg
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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Several of her illustrations have been complied into artbooks or adapted for figurine collections.[1]
  • Kinu has stated that she is most proud of the work she has done for Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara.[citation needed]

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