Tetsuhiko Kikuchi

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Tetsuhiko Kikuchi
Employment history:
Role(s): Artist, Designer, Executive Producer

Tetsuhiko Kikuchi (菊池哲彦), also known under the alias Han (はん), is a former designer and artist for Konami and Treasure. A founding member of the latter after early work on titles such as Bucky O'Hare,[1] he has been responsible for the character designs and artwork seen in some of the company's most popular titles for Sega hardware, including Gunstar Heroes, Radiant Silvergun, and foremostly Guardian Heroes, for which he is credited as an Executive Producer.[2]

In addition to his well-known work with Treasure, Kikuchi was also involved with Japan/Brazil exclusive Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Makyou Toitsusen from its earliest stages, at which point it was known as Axion.[3] Following the attachment of the Yuu Yuu Hakusho licence, some original design elements were recycled into Guardian Heroes, as well as 1996 PlayStation title Panzer Bandit by Fill in Cafe.[4]

During more recent decades, Kikuchi has been involved with releases by the likes of Paon, and reunited with former Treasure personnel for Code of Princess.[5]

Production history

Magazine articles

Main article: Tetsuhiko Kikuchi/Magazine articles.

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