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Deleted puzzles by artist Yoshitaka Amano

This page shows puzzles that are no longer available, just for historical curiosity, and for completeness.

In some cases puzzles are reissued with a different code number: if you have the old code number from somewhere, this page should show you the replacement (which may still be available).

1000 pieces

Dream palace
© Yoshitaka Amano

Dream palace (Amano)

A typical gothic Amano figure, dark and mysterious, yet at the same time florid...

Born in Shizuoka in 1952, Amano began his artistic career early, joining an anime production company while still only 15. He is probably best known for his creation of the characters in the Final Fantasy video game series, but has worked in a wide range of artistic styles. He currently lives in New York

Note that Amano is his family name, so he is not following the Japanese artist's tradition of going by his given name.

Permanently unavailable
An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: A10636 (1000-636 on box)
Retail price ¥3500

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The Flying Dutchman
© Yoshitaka Amano

The Flying Dutchman (Amano)

Amano's interpretation of the legendary sea captain, doomed to wander the oceans of the world for ever—a skull, an anchor, a mysterious figure within a figure, make for a dark gothic image. (This puzzle will not be easy!)

Born in Shizuoka in 1952, Amano began his artistic career early, joining an anime production company while still only 15. He is probably best known for his creation of the characters in the Final Fantasy video game series, but has worked in a wide range of artistic styles. He currently lives in New York

Note that Amano is his family name, so he is not following the Japanese artist's tradition of going by his given name.

Permanently unavailable
An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: A10637 (1000-637 on box)
Retail price ¥3500

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Swordsman in Sable
© Yoshitaka Amano

Swordsman in Sable (Amano)

This puzzle was previously produced by Epoch, under the title Nightmare, but Swordsman in Sable appears to be the artist's original title, and equivalent to the Japanese, Kokui-no-kenshi. (At least in heraldry, 'sable' means 'black'.)

Detail

This image comes from the Vampire Hunter D novel and movie - check out the VHD Archives

Born in Shizuoka in 1952, Amano began his artistic career early, joining an anime production company while still only 15. He is probably best known for his creation of the characters in the Final Fantasy video game series, but has worked in a wide range of artistic styles. He currently lives in New York

Note that Amano is his family name, so he is not following the Japanese artist's tradition of going by his given name.

Permanently unavailable
An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: A10638 (1000-638 on box)
Retail price ¥3500

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Arrival of Centaurus
© Yoshitaka Amano

Arrival of Centaurus (Amano)

Typical flowing Amano lines and a feminine facial appearance in this portrayal of the mythical man-horse.

Born in Shizuoka in 1952, Amano began his artistic career early, joining an anime production company while still only 15. He is probably best known for his creation of the characters in the Final Fantasy video game series, but has worked in a wide range of artistic styles. He currently lives in New York

Note that Amano is his family name, so he is not following the Japanese artist's tradition of going by his given name.

Permanently unavailable
An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: A10640 (1000-640 on box)
Retail price ¥3500

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Amon Saga
© Yoshitaka Amano

Amon Saga (Amano)

The protagonist of the 1986 anime feature Amon Saga, for which Amano provided the original character concepts.

Born in Shizuoka in 1952, Amano began his artistic career early, joining an anime production company while still only 15. He is probably best known for his creation of the characters in the Final Fantasy video game series, but has worked in a wide range of artistic styles. He currently lives in New York

Note that Amano is his family name, so he is not following the Japanese artist's tradition of going by his given name.

Permanently unavailable
An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: A10642 (1000-642 on box)
Retail price ¥3500

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Moon cavalier
© Yoshitaka Amano

Moon cavalier (Amano)

Classic Amano gothic - swirling lines, and a slightly mysterious composition. If this is a cavalier, where is his horse? And are we on the moon? The first word in the original title, Gekkû no kishi, is made-up: "moon-sky". What does it mean? ...Ah! Could that be the moon in the background? Surely it is.

Anyway, there is plenty of black for people who don't like their puzzles too easy!

Detail

Born in Shizuoka in 1952, Amano began his artistic career early, joining an anime production company while still only 15. He is probably best known for his creation of the characters in the Final Fantasy video game series, but has worked in a wide range of artistic styles. He currently lives in New York

Note that Amano is his family name, so he is not following the Japanese artist's tradition of going by his given name.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11072 (11-072 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Albione
© Yoshitaka Amano

Albinone (Amano)

The original title is Shiroi honô, or "White flame" - I can't see the connection with the "Albione" name. Or is it "Albinone"? The box has both versions on different sides...

Although this puzzle has a large background area, it's full of subtle texture, so there should not be any really hard bits.

Detail

Born in Shizuoka in 1952, Amano began his artistic career early, joining an anime production company while still only 15. He is probably best known for his creation of the characters in the Final Fantasy video game series, but has worked in a wide range of artistic styles. He currently lives in New York

Note that Amano is his family name, so he is not following the Japanese artist's tradition of going by his given name.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11075 (11-075 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Ghost-moon
© Yoshitaka Amano

Ghost-moon (Amano)

A mysterious horseman: the original title Yûgetsu, literally "Ghost-moon", has an air of mystery in Japanese, and the puzzle also has an apparently unrelated English title - "The Beauty Black". Could this be the horse's name? Anyway, dark swirling drama...

Detail

This puzzle has a lustrous "lamé" finish.

Born in Shizuoka in 1952, Amano began his artistic career early, joining an anime production company while still only 15. He is probably best known for his creation of the characters in the Final Fantasy video game series, but has worked in a wide range of artistic styles. He currently lives in New York

Note that Amano is his family name, so he is not following the Japanese artist's tradition of going by his given name.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E13187 (13-187 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Tenma no yume
© Yoshitaka Amano

Tenma no yume (Amano)

"The dream of the horse of heaven" - A maiden, totally unencumbered by clothing, is whisked away by her hero.

Detail

Born in Shizuoka in 1952, Amano began his artistic career early, joining an anime production company while still only 15. He is probably best known for his creation of the characters in the Final Fantasy video game series, but has worked in a wide range of artistic styles. He currently lives in New York

Note that Amano is his family name, so he is not following the Japanese artist's tradition of going by his given name.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E14254 (14-254 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Dream on the moon
© Yoshitaka Amano

Dream on the moon (Amano)

This English title (that appears on the box) probably isn't the best translation of the rather poetic Japanese original, Yume-mi-zuki, which consists simply of the words "Dream-view-moon".

The large area of white border will make this quite a challenge for jigsaw beginners.

Detail

This image comes from the Vampire Hunter D novel and movie - check out the VHD Archives

Born in Shizuoka in 1952, Amano began his artistic career early, joining an anime production company while still only 15. He is probably best known for his creation of the characters in the Final Fantasy video game series, but has worked in a wide range of artistic styles. He currently lives in New York

Note that Amano is his family name, so he is not following the Japanese artist's tradition of going by his given name.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E14412 (14-412 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Swordsman of moonlight
© Yoshitaka Amano

Swordsman of moonlight (Amano)

A gothic touch to this classic Amano illustration: the original title is Tsukikage no kenshi.

Detail

This image comes from the Vampire Hunter D novel and movie - check out the VHD Archives

Born in Shizuoka in 1952, Amano began his artistic career early, joining an anime production company while still only 15. He is probably best known for his creation of the characters in the Final Fantasy video game series, but has worked in a wide range of artistic styles. He currently lives in New York

Note that Amano is his family name, so he is not following the Japanese artist's tradition of going by his given name.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E14429 (14-429 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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300 pieces

Holy Princess
© Yoshitaka Amano

Holy Princess (Amano)

Born in Shizuoka in 1952, Amano began his artistic career early, joining an anime production company while still only 15. He is probably best known for his creation of the characters in the Final Fantasy video game series, but has worked in a wide range of artistic styles. He currently lives in New York

Note that Amano is his family name, so he is not following the Japanese artist's tradition of going by his given name.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: E27008 (27-008 on box)
Retail price ¥1500

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Substituted puzzle

E19017: this puzzle reissued as A10638 - Swordsman in Sable (1000pcs)

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