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Suzuhito Yasuda is a Japanese illustrator, manga artist, and character designer. He is the illustrator of the Durarara!! light novels and much of the official Durarara!! merchandise.

HistoryEdit

Yasuda began drawing at 19 and primarily illustrates light novels. His illustrations for Durarara!! are some of his earlier works, and he also illustrated Ryohgo Narita's series Etsusa Bridge around the same time.

Yasuda has worked as a character designer and animator for several video game and anime television series. In 2006, he began publishing his own manga series, Yozakura Quartet, which has been adapted into an anime series. Yasuda assisted with the script, story arrangement, and animation for several episodes of the anime.

In-seriesEdit

Suzuhito Yasuda has been recognized within the Durarara!! universe by way of an in-series female illustrator and manga artist named Suzy Yasuda. She and her works are mentioned on several occasions in the light novels and anime. Walker Yumasaki is a big fan of her work and has stated that he would be willing to pay exorbitant sums of money even for one of her prints, providing a large portion of the sum goes to the artist herself.

This is not unique to Durarara!!; in the video game Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, a mangaka named Yasuhiko Suzuya is another reference to Yasuda, who is responsible for the game's character designs.

WorksEdit

Many of Yasuda's illustrations and designs are compiled in his Shooting Star artbooks. Two of his artbooks, Shooting Star Bebop and Shooting Star Dandyism, focus on his illustrations for the Durarara!! light novels.

List of WorksEdit

Title Media Contributions Published
Durarara!! Light novel Illustrator April 2004 -
January 2014
Durarara!! SH Light novel Illustrator April 2014 -
February 2016
Ai Tenchi Muyo! Anime TV series Character designer October -
December 2014
Caladrius Video game Character designer April 25, 2013
Digimon World Re:Digitize
Digimon World Re:Digitize: Decode
Video game Character designer July 2012 -
June 2013
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory
Video game Character designer March 2015 -
December 2017
DIVE!! Anime TV series, manga Character designer July - September 2017 (anime),
July 2017 - present (manga)
Etsusa Bridge Light novel Illustrator December 2003 -
November 2008
Guilty Crown Anime TV endcard
(ep 16)
Illustrator February 9, 2012
Gundam Build Fighters Anime TV series Character designer (cooperation) October 2013 -
March 2014
Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Light novel Illustrator January 2013 -
present
Kamisama Kazoku Light novel Illustrator June 2003 -
April 2006
Persona 5 Comic Anthology Short story collection Cover illustrator December 9, 2017
Phantasy Star Online 2 Video game Character designer (cooperation) July 4, 2012
RWBY: The Session Light novel Illustrator July 19, 2017
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor series Video game series, anime TV series Character designer January 15, 2009 -
January 29, 2015
The Heroic Legend of Arslan Anime TV endcard
(ep 29)
Illustrator July 24, 2016
Yozakura Quartet Manga Creator September 2006 -
present
YZQ x DRRR!! Volume 1
YZQ x DRRR!! Volume 2
Crossover manga Author, artist June 2011 -
December 2013

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