Sine Mora to Feature the Art of Mahiro Maeda

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
Digital Reality has revealed today that Mahiro Maeda, one of the foremost illustrators in Japan, is lending his talents to their upcoming dieselpunk shoot 'em up, Sine Mora.

For those of you unfamiliar with Maeda, he's known for having a hand in several of the biggest animes that have been created. He started with the famed Studio Ghibli, working on projects such as Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Castle in the Sky. He has since worked on major projects such as Blue Submarine No. 6, Final Fantasy: Unlimited, and Neon Genesis Evangelion, for which he designed two of the Angels. If all that fails you, then you're likely to recognize him for either his contribution to The Animatrix ("The Second Renaissance Parts I and II") or his work on the animated sequence in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1.

Now, you'll be able to see Maeda's craft at work, as he is responsible for the concept art behind the boss enemies in Sine Mora. Check out this screen to see how the artist's work becomes an in-game creation:

Mahiro Maeda Concept-to-Final Product

Digital Reality has also released three other shots showing how concept art for Sine Mora is being used to shape the final product:

Sine Mora Concept vs. Reality 1

Sine Mora Concept vs. Reality 2

Sine Mora Concept vs. Reality 3

Sine Mora is due for release on the Xbox LIVE Arcade sometime later this year. For details as to how the game will play, head here.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.