- TAKAYUKI TAKEYA:
- Takayuki Takeya, Character Sculptor
Born in December 10, 1963 in Hokkaido, Japan.
Takayuki Takeya has been acclaimed for his outstanding sculpting skill and designs, especially, for his unique creature designs and organic mechanical designs, driven by his distinctive interpretation,
Takeya became a freelancer from 1985 after he left Model Arts, Inc. For the five years since 1994, his original works "The Hunter’s Angle (Original title: Ryoshi no Kakudo)" was serialized on a sculpture and hobby magazine "S.M.H.".
In 1999, his first art collection book "Takayuki Takeya's Art – The Hunter’s Angle" was published by Hobby Japan, Co., Ltd., and his successful art gallery event, "Takayuki Takeya Exhibition - from Kamen Rider to The Hunter’s Angle", was also held at PARCO SHIBUYA 3, the following year.
During these days, Takeya's works were welcomed in multiple industries like film production, toy, and figure industries.
He has made numerous figure prototypes for characters in famous titles, such as Final Fantasy VIII, Alien, Predator, Kamen Rider, Devil Man, and more. He led the Yokai Collections and Yokai Netsuke projects, presented by Kaiyodo, as an Executive Producer. He successfully revived these classic Japanese monsters in these projects as sophisticated figure toys for modern fans. Takeya has also produced unprecedented Japanese Buddha figures, in which all the body parts are fully movable, under his original sculpture brand Revoltech Takeya by Kaiyodo. He added new ideas and inspiration to existing Buddha statue designs, offering widely different interpretations for the public. Takeya also worked on production design for movie productions like the GARO series.
Another recent project was the creation of the concept model for the character Giant God, in the short movie Giant God Warriors Appear in Tokyo screened at “Curator Hideaki Anno’s Tokusatsu Museum” held in 2012.
The expanded and updated edition of the art collection book, his lifework project The Hunter’s Angle, was re-published by Kodansha in 2013.
There are avid fans of Takeya’s work outside of Japan. One of the many, NIKE’s president Mark Parker, visited Takeya’s home in Japan to purchase his art pieces before.
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