Illustration for article titled Ko Takeuchi Is The Master Of Nerd Culture Doodles

You may not know his name, but chances are you’ve seen some of Ko Takeuchi’s art. Best known for his simple designs and bold lines, Takeuchi has helped shape the look of both the WarioWare and Rhythm Heaven series. He also draws a lot of nerdy icons, memes, and adorable characters in his spare time.

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Since Takeuchi works in the gaming world he enjoys putting his own cutesy spin on classic characters.

Ness of EarthBound
Ness of EarthBound
Doshin the Giant
Doshin the Giant
Papyrus of Undertale
Papyrus of Undertale
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Shante the Half Genie Hero
Shante the Half Genie Hero
D.Va of Overwatch (She plays to win)
D.Va of Overwatch (She plays to win)
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Not only does Takeuchi following gaming, he’s also a fan of those who make their living talking about and playing games.

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Balrog
Balrog
Jim Sterling of Jimquisition
Jim Sterling of Jimquisition
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Mang0 of competitive Super Smash Bros Melee fame
Mang0 of competitive Super Smash Bros Melee fame

And of course some of Japan’s most famous anime movies and shows make an appearance.

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Howl of Howl’s Moving Castle
Howl of Howl’s Moving Castle
Satsuki, Mei, and Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro
Satsuki, Mei, and Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro
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Detective Conan is on the case
Detective Conan is on the case
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
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Goku of Dragon Ball
Goku of Dragon Ball
Ryuko Matoi of Kill la Kill
Ryuko Matoi of Kill la Kill
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Some western animation for good measure.

The Bears of We Bare Bears (and Chloe)
The Bears of We Bare Bears (and Chloe)
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Bee and Puppy Cat dabbing hard
Bee and Puppy Cat dabbing hard
Pearl from Steven Universe
Pearl from Steven Universe
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Aww geez. R-R-Rick and Morty *burp*
Aww geez. R-R-Rick and Morty *burp*

Even super heroes aren’t safe from Takeuchi’s charm.

Hellboy
Hellboy
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She-Hulk
She-Hulk
Bat Girl
Bat Girl
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How about some movies and TV shows? I need a Seinfeld anime in my life...

The new Ghostbusters gang
The new Ghostbusters gang
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When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally
The Seinfeld cast
The Seinfeld cast
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Han Solo of Star Wars
Han Solo of Star Wars
Rey and BB-8 of Star Wars as well
Rey and BB-8 of Star Wars as well
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Bill Murray in the original Ghostbusters
Bill Murray in the original Ghostbusters

Though Takeuchi is in his mid-40's he still keeps up with the dankest memes on the net.

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Dat boi
Dat boi
“This is Fine” mech style
“This is Fine” mech style
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Nyan Cat
Nyan Cat
Caveman Spongebob
Caveman Spongebob
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Some hedgehog
Some hedgehog

Takeuchi obviously has a great sense of humor and a wonderful knack for tackling just about any game, show, movie, character or meme. It’s hard to know what he’ll draw next (Oh! Oh! Pick me!), but in the end every one of his wonderful little doodles is just...

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Illustration for article titled Ko Takeuchi Is The Master Of Nerd Culture Doodles

You can find all of Ko Takeuchi’s work on his Twitter account and Tumblr.


All art featured in this article is copyright © 2001-2016 KOKOSAC™️ all rights reserved

Ben is an exceptionally tall freelance writer and author hailing from Indianapolis. He is the current co-host of the gaming history podcast Memory Card and is likely replaying Banjo-Kazooie right now.

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