Disgaea 4 Seen In The Eyes Of Etrian Odyssey’s Artist

By Spencer . December 16, 2010 . 2:32am

Yuji Himukai is perhaps best known in the West as the artist for Atlus’ Etrian Odyssey games. That’s his work on the cover of Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City.




Nippon Ichi asked Himukai to be a guest illustrator for Disgaea 4 and drew this picture of prinnies lifting a Daruma.




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  • Nicely done, but too much use of full black shadows in the Disgaea artwork.

    • Locklear93

      I agree. I like the content and composition, but I’m not really a fan of the style. It’s like anything shaded, he went through and inked solid black. That said, I’m still saving it–I love Disgaea’s lady samurai class.

      • Apollokids

        Yeah that’s exactly what he did, inked the shadows black instead of a darker shade of that same color. I like the lady samurai in this pic; more specifically her pose. =]

    • Well, that’s his style. What would the point be if it was exactly the same as all the other Disgaea artwork? :)

    • lucy1986

      Oh, I was just going to say I thought the black shadows made it really stand out! It has more of a western comic book style, I like it!
      That said, it wouldn’t do if we all liked the same!

  • I can see Himukai’s art style being used for Yggdra Union, haha.

  • ChaosPaladinFayt

    omg it’s so dark >_<

  • I like it. That is all really :D

  • krokounleashed

    Uh, need more prinnies like this, dood.

  • I like the cleric lady, the others are alright

  • Exkaiser

    They look pretty natural in his style.

  • Methylene

    … ohhhh, I knew I recognized that art style from somewhere.

  • Pichi

    Art style fits right in. Prinnies are a little scary, but still work.

  • I have to ask. Does he happen to have a Pixiv page?

    • I searched for his name there and didn’t get any results aside from a 9 or so pictures, but those looked like other artists tried to draw in his style.

      This is homepage in case you haven’t seen it already:

  • Darkrise

    That’s kinda cool, really fits into disgaea. Still prefer the old art style though

  • Yep looks cute, but definately not what we’re used to :P

  • I always loved how this illustrator draws/color, and this looks pretty cool xD But he is just perfect for etrian odessy series ._.

  • I like it!

  • Code

    Hooray guest artists >ww<

  • ZomaNeko

    When I saw just the titles “Etrian Odyssey” and “Disgaea” in the same sentence, my excitement just exploded!! And then I read the whole sentence and realized it was just some artwork which is still cool, but for a split second my mind thought of some kind of new EO game

  • PrinceHeir

    looks nice :)

  • Rabid_the_Otaku

    Lovin’ dat miko ass. :3

  • Draparde

    I love etrian’s art style. and i love disgaea!! *head explodes*

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