The Art Of Ni no Kuni 2

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We don’t get to run too many Japanese games on Fine Art, so it’s a pleasure tonight to be able to feature some of the work that went into Ni no Kuni 2.

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While Studio Ghibli partnered with Level 5 on the first game, they didn’t officially help out on Ni no Kuni 2. But there’s still a strong Ghibli flavour to the game; alongside Joe HIsaishi’s score, animator and character designer Yoshiyuki Momose (Porco Rosso, Grave of the Fireflies, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) returns to reprise his role from Ni no Kuni, and he’s responsible for most of the watercolour paintings below.

If you’re into any of these images in particular, they’re all available as prints from Cook & Becker’s online store.


To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner.

Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, get in touch!


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Illustration for article titled The Art Of iNi no Kuni 2/i
Illustration for article titled The Art Of iNi no Kuni 2/i
Illustration for article titled The Art Of iNi no Kuni 2/i
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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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DISCUSSION

Okay, I just heard the most fucking wierd synopsis for the opening of this game:

So the President of the United States is assassinated and is somehow transported to this Ni No Kuni world. He starts blasting mother fuckers. Then this kid is like, “I like the way you work, come be my advisor.”

And I’m just like “......WHAT.......THE.......FUCK”

This sounds....... amazing.