We got a look at the latest of Fire Emblem: Three Houses during yesterday’s Direct presentation, and Nintendo finally revealed the character designer as Chinatsu Kurahana, best known as the artist of Uta no Prince-sama. [Thanks, @theprinceofiris.]
The Fire Emblem series has featured characters designed and illustrated by numerous artists over the years. Yusuke Kozaki was the character designer and illustrator for the last two main entries in Fire Emblem Fates and Fire Emblem Awakening. Hidari was also recently featured as the illustrator for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
While many fans familiar with Chinatsu Kurahana’s artwork has known for quite some time, this is the first time Nintendo officially gave her credit as the character artist of the game. She’s also known for her character design work on Aquarion Evol and Samurai Flamenco. As far as other video game work goes, she did the character designs for Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters.
You can check out more of her work in yesterday’s trailer below:
Fire Emblem: Three Houses releases July 26, 2019 on Nintendo Switch.