Tsuyoshi Nagano (長野 剛, Nagano Tsuyoshi, born 1961 in Tokyo) is a Japanese illustrator known for his Three Kingdoms and Sengoku Jidai themed artworks. He graduated at Nihon University College of Art and began his career as a freelance artist. His working history with Koei began in 1995 when they hired him to draw the cover art for their games. Nagano has also done illustrations of various franchises including Star Wars. He is affiliated with the Society of Illustrators and the Japan Publication Artist League.
Nagano mainly uses oil on canvas while his visual style is a blend of realism and surrealism. Although his portfolio mostly consists of montages depicting historical figures, he has expressed an interest in doing more illustrated posters for films.
Works for KoeiEdit
- Nobunaga's Ambition series - starting with Nobunaga no Yabou: Shouseiroku
- Romance of the Three Kingdoms series - starting with Romance of the Three Kingdoms V
- Taiko Risshiden series - starting with Taiko Risshiden III
- Suikoden: Tenmei no Chikai