Before working with Konami, Toshiaki Takayama created artwork for a bunch of arcade games. He worked on Haunted Mansion (a Taito developed light gun game), Eternal Wheel, and Sega’s popular Romance of the Kingdoms card game Sangokushi Taisen. He also made monsters for Lord of Vermillion. Takayama’s latest work is drawing immortal demon hunter Bryce Boltzmann for NeverDead.
Takayama also created artwork depicting Bryce during his younger days. He was a knightly demon hunter until he was cursed with immortality.
I know we’re supposed to take NeverDead more seriously, but it’s kind of hard to when we get screenshots of Bryce playing basketball with his head! NeverDead comes out in North America on January 31.