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Ken Sugimori

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Birthday ***, 1966
Place of Birth Tokyo, Japan
Age 55 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
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Ken Sugimori is a Japanese video game designer, illustrator, manga artist, and director. He is best known as the primary character designer and art director for the Pokémon franchise. Sugimori is also credited with the art direction for other titles, including Pulseman. Sugimori drew and finalized all of the original 151 Pokémon. He has also worked on the various Pokémon films, trading cards, and other games like the Super Smash Bros. series.

Native name杉森 建
BornSugimori Ken, January 27, 1966, Tokyo, Japan
Known forVideo game design
Notable workPokémon, Pulseman, Drill Dozer
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About Ken Sugimori

Japanese video game designer and illustrator most famous for having designed and drawn all 151 characters in the original Pokemon franchise. He has worked on many incarnations of the franchise, including the films, manga and card games.

Ken Sugimori before fame

He worked as an illustrator on the gaming fanzine Game Freak in the early-to-mid 80's. He later had a hand in the development of the 1989 arcade game Mendel Palace.

Achievement of Ken Sugimori

He has also done illustration and art design work for the Super Smash Bros. series of video games.

Ken Sugimori family life

He as born in Tokyo, Japan.

Associations of Ken Sugimori

He and Satoshi Tajiri are two of the co-creators of the Pokemon franchise.

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Latest information about Ken Sugimori updated on May 07, 2021.