Hiroshi Kajiyama, AKA Kensuke Suzuki, has passed away

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    Kensuke Suzuki started his career in the 80s as an illustrator, designing cover art and illustrations for games, tabletop RPGs and magazines such as Warlock. In parallel with his Western-influenced style –he took inspiration from artists such as Frank Frazzeta and Jeffrey Catherine Jones – he developed another style in the early 90s and signed these works under a different name: Hiroshi Kajiyama. He used both names in his early years in the video game industry (where he also worked as a graphic designer), then signed all of his works Hiroshi Kajiyama.
    He directed the video game company Rit’s under what (GDRI and) I assume is his real name: Kensuke Suzuki.

    He is mostly known in the West for his work on the Shining Force series but also worked on games such as Golden Sun as a chara-designer (the character illustrations were made by Shin Yamanouchi).
    He worked on a lot of adult games and illustrated many erotic mangas (one of them has been published in France earlier this year).
    On July 14, 2018, his son posted a message on Twitter saying that his father passed away. He was working on the manga Curse Blood as well as on a comic based on the Chinese game The Soul of Hunter.

    Some of his works:
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    https://twitter.com/KAJIYAMA_
    http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?id=1238858
    http://www.hqsweb.com/
    https://web.archive.org/web/20000919194756/http://www.cyborg.ne.jp:80/~hq_hp/
    https://enty.jp/hqs_kajiyama
    https://h-kajiyama.tumblr.com/

    Games he has worked on:
    Blue Garnet / ブルー・ガーネット (PC-98 - 1994) illustrations
    Chō Heroin Senki / 超ヒロイン戦記 (PS3, PS Vita - 2014) chara-design (K-86X)
    Cyber Dodge / サイバードッジ (PC Engine - 1992) cover art, chara design
    Dark Wraith / ダークレイス (PC-98 - 1989) cover art
    Darkness Again (Windows) cover art, illustrations, chara-design
    Dragon Master Silk - Ryuu Shoukan Musume - Episode II / ドラゴンマスターシルク~龍召還娘~ Episode2 (PC-98 - 1992) cover art, planning, scenario, chara-design, graphic design
    Dragon Master Silk / ドラゴン マスター シルク (Saturn - 1995) cover art, planning, scenario, character design
    Dragon Master Silk II / ドラゴン マスター シルクII (PC-98 - 1995) cover art, planning, scenario, chara-design, graphic design
    Dragon Master Silk 1&2 / ドラゴン マスター シルク1&2 (Windows - 2002) cover art
    Dragon Warrior II (NES - 1990) cover art
    From the Darkness ~Injuu Genmu~ / from The Darkness ~淫獣幻夢~ (Windows - 2002) cover art, illustrations
    Injuu Genmu 1&2 / 淫獣幻夢1&2 (Windows - 2000) cover art, illustrations
    Injuu Genmu III: Nasty Angel / 淫獣幻夢III~Nasty Angel~ (Windows - 2001) cover art, illustrations
    Magicians Dead / マジシャンズデッド (Arcade - 2016) enemy design
    Moldorian / モルドリアン (Game Gear - 1994) cover art, illustrations, chara-design
    Ōgon no Taiyō: Hirakareshi Fūin / 黄金の太陽 開かれし封印, AKA Golden Sun (GBA - 2001) chara-design (with Shin Yamanouchi), enemy design
    Ōgon no Taiyō: Ushinawareshi Toki / 黄金の太陽 失われし時代, AKA Golden Sun: The Lost Age (GBA - 2002) enemy design
    Ōgon no Taiyō: Shikkokunaru Yoake / 黄金の太陽 漆黒なる夜明け, AKA Golden Sun Dark Dawn (DS - 2010) chara-design (with Shin Yamanouchi), enemy design
    Queen’s Gate ~ Spiral Chaos ~ / クイーンズゲイト〜スパイラルカオス〜 (PSP - 2011) Last boss design, CG
    Queen’s Blade ~ Spiral Chaos ~ / クイーンズブレイド〜スパイラルカオス〜 (PSP - 2009) middle boss design, in-game illustrations
    Raika ~Kasenkyuu~ / 蕾花 ~花仙宮~ (PC-98 - 1994) illustrations
    Shining Force CD / シャイニング・フォースCD (Mega-CD - 1994) JPN cover art
    Shining Force Gaiden / シャイニング・フォース外伝 遠征・邪神の国へ (Game Gear - 1992) cover art, chara-design
    Shining Force Gaiden: The Sword of Hajya / シャイニング・フォース外伝II 邪神の覚醒 (Game Gear - 1993) cover art, chara-design
    Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict / シャイニング・フォース外伝 ファイナルコンフリクト (Game Gear - 1995) cover art, chara-design
    Shining Force III Scenario 1: Ōto no kyoshin / シャイニング・フォースIII シナリオ1 王都の巨神 (Saturn - 1997) chara-design (with Shin Yamanouchi), enemy design
    Shining Force III Scenario 2 ~Nerawareta Miko~ / シャイニング・フォースIII シナリオ2 狙われた神子(Saturn - 1998) chara-design (with Shin Yamanouchi), enemy design
    Shining Force III Scenario 3: hyōheki no jashingū / シャイニング・フォースIII シナリオ3 (Saturn - 1998) chara-design (with Shin Yamanouchi), enemy design
    Shining Wisdom / シャイニング・ウィズダム (Saturn - 1995) cover art, illustrations
    Stronghold ~Kōtei no Yōsai~ / ストロングホールド ~皇帝の要塞~ (PC-98, FM-Towns - 1994) cover art
    Sugoventure: Dragon Master Silk Gaiden / すごべんちゃー 〜ドラゴンマスターシルク外伝 (Saturn - 1998) cover art, graphic design
    The Darkness (Windows) cover art, illustrations, chara-design
    Wardner no Mori / ワードナの森 (Mega Drive - 1991) cover art

    unreleased Dungeon crawler


    To be confirmed
    :
    Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (2015) Movie Facial Supervisor
    Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (2015) Movie Facial Supervisor
    Mahjong Princess Go! Go! / 麻雀プリンセスGO!GO! (PC-98 - 1995)
    Sword Art Online: Lost Song (2015)
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE (2016) Animation Supervisor


    Other video game related works
    :
    Dragon Quest II: Rondarukia no Akumu (dōjin)
    Last Chronicle / ラストクロニクル (TCG - 2013) Card Illustrations, developed in parallel with Last Chronicle Online
    Logout Table Top RPG Special / ログアウトTRPGスペシャル (Magazine - March 1993) cover art
    The Soul of Hunter / 猎魂觉醒 (comic - 2018) based on an eponymous Chinese game

    More pictures here and there.
     
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