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NEWS: Secret of Mana Illustrator Hirō Isono Passes Away




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Kikaioh



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:23 pm Reply with quote
Rest in peace. His art for the Seiken Densetsu series was absolutely beautiful, with a lush sense of detail. He had a positive impact on my youth, and I'm thankful for it.
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Cecilthedarkknight_234



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:11 pm Reply with quote
That's one part of the dream-team gone.. may he rest in piece.
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TsukasaHiiragi



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:26 pm Reply with quote
Sad news, Secret of Mana is still one of my favorite action rpgs ever ~ in many ways, it was way ahead of its time.
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Sariachan



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:10 pm Reply with quote
What a sad news... Sad R.I.P.
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DTJB



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:34 pm Reply with quote
Thank you very much sir, really enjoyed your work.
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Zalis116
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:41 pm Reply with quote
Ah, I've got fond memories of Secret of Mana / Seiken Densetsu 2. The glitchy movement and fight mechanics, the error-filled, abridged and often nonsensical script, the many trips up the mountain to look for Sage Joch, the endless level grinding for every spell and weapon for every character...

...but of course, none of those things were Isono's fault, and they don't diminish or tarnish the enduring quality of his illustrations.
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belvadeer



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:26 am Reply with quote
Man, we lost another great one. D:
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gatotsu911



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:58 am Reply with quote
Gosh, I was just playing Secret of Mana a couple days ago. That's depressing. His artwork certainly was memorable.

Had he done anything recently?
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heavenbuster



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:19 am Reply with quote
This is sad to hear, may he rest in peace. His work was amazing.
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mdo7



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:30 am Reply with quote
Sad to hear, his artwork was great, may he RIP. Crying or Very sad

My heart goes out to his family.
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:49 am Reply with quote
Really sad news. I really enjoyed his work in the series. If he's the same person that worked on the earlier series back in the early 90's then his style has really changed. Not that Brownie Brown craziness. Very sad to see him go. Thank you for your massive enjoyable contributions. You'll be missed. R.I.P.
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