Interest Street Fighter's Akiman Asked to Design 6 Characters for US$100 each
posted on 2011-10-17 11:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Akira Yasuda, the designer known for creating characters in several Street Fighter games and the Knightmare Frame robotic mecha in Code Geass, wrote on October 3 that Enterbrain asked him to design six characters for 8,000 yen (about US$100) each. According to Yasuda (or "Akiman" as he is nicknamed), the characters were to be used by the major Japanese publisher as the central elements in a game project.
Yasuda added that he normally designs for 100,000 yen (US$1,300) a character, but would take Enterbrain's job for 80,000 yen (US$1,000) if they let him do more for the project. (Character design work is normally charged separately from commissions for illustrations.)
He is asked to do another job for which he would receive 110,000 yen (US$1,400) one week after turning in the assignment. Since he "has no money," he decided to prioritize that job.
In addition to Street Fighter and Code Geass, Yasuda designed the characters in several Darkstalkers/Vampire games, Turn A Gundam and Satelight's upcoming Mōretsu Pirates anime, and he also created the mechanical designs for Overman King Gainer.
Enterbrain has not yet responded to ANN's request for comment as of the end of the business day on Monday in Japan.
[Via My Game News Flash]
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