Akihiro Yamada (山田 章博 Yamada Akihiro?) is a Japanese illustrator and manga artist. Mostly known by Castlevania fans due to his work as the character designer and illustrator for Castlevania: Dracula X for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.


Among his known works, some of the most known outside Japan are his illustrations of Fuyumi Ono's long-running The Twelve Kingdoms light novel series, and the manga Record of Lodoss War: The Lady of Pharis, who he made in conjunction with writer Ryo Mizuno.

He has also worked as a designer for several video games, being very prolific during the 1990s. A short list of them includes:

Further reading

  • Yamada, Akihiro. Fantasy Art Works. Tokyo: Soft Bank Publishing, 2006.
  • Yamada, Akihiro. A Collection of Paintings. Tokyo: Chuoukouron Shin Sha, 2004.
  • Yamada, Akihiro. Souvenir. Tokyo: Nihon Editors, 2004.
  • Yamada, Akihiro. RahXephon Artworks. Tokyo: Soft Bank Publishing, 2003.
  • Yamada, Akihiro. Mystic Ark Art Works. Japan, 2000.
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