Sad news today for fans of the Seiken Densetsu (Mana series in the US) series. Hirō Isono, the main illustrator for the franchise who worked on the series since the first game in 1991, Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden (Final Fantasy Adventure), and as late as Seiken Densetsu HEROES of MANA in 2007. Isono passed away on May 28th due to heart failure and services were held on May 31st. He was 68.
Isono was an accomplished artist, not only working on art for video games but also doing work as a painter and artist for picture books and visual novels. Isono will be missed and we here at Blistered Thumbs hope he rests in peace. Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: Anime News Network