The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

Former Capcom artist Kinu Nishimura is one of those people who, if I grabbed you and said WHO IS KINU NISHIMURA, you would scream and say I HAVE NO IDEA.

Then I'd show you some of her work, mostly from Capcom's legendary fighting game series, and you'd be all "Oohhhhh, it's her. Awesome!"

Nishimura began work at Capcom in 1991, and while she's not directly employed there any more, still does the odd piece for the publisher from time to time.

In the twenty years since her first gig on brawler King of Dragons, Nishimura has contributed either promotional art or character design work for classics like Street Fighter II, Rival Schools, Street Fighter III, Capcom vs. SNK, Darkstalkers, Street Fighter IV and Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Much of which you'll see in the gallery above!

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The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura

The Kick-Ass Capcom Art of Kinu Nishimura