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Swordsman in Sable
© Yoshitaka Amano

1000: 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'.)


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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.

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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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