Yuji Uekawa

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Yuji Uekawa
Company(ies): Sega of Japan
Role(s): Artist, Designer

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Yuji Uekawa's (上川 祐司) first major project was cult favorite Ristar, a character of his own design. His first Sonic title was the Saturn version of Sonic 3D Blast, where he was a Special Stage artist. Since Sonic R, he's been the main series character designer. His hip, stylized drawings gave Sonic an entirely new visual personality in Sonic Adventure, and he's since loaned his talents to a number of Sonic Team titles, including Samba de Amigo and Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg.

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Yuji Uekawa interview by Sonic Channel (April 3, 2006)