Samurai Spirits Art Folder

NeoTurfMasta

DANCE DANCE KARNOV!,
20 Year Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2001
Posts
4,229
20170623_151357.jpg

So earlier this year I won a Yahoo.jp auction for about 1k yen. It looked like a pile of copied SamSho art with some flyers. It came in this dirty and rusted folder with all the pages kind of piled together in about 10 plastic sleeves. I transferred everything out of that old folder into the 2 new blue ones.

After going through it I started noticing it really wasn't all copied. Several pages had hand written notes and then I came to a pencil drawing of Haohmaru... Then another, and another...

Then the icing on the cake were these internal SNK planning documents for the game. Time tables, character information, and blank forms.

BUT there is one thing in here that is pretty shocking. A never before seen version of a character in full HAND PAINTED color.

I'll release info on that later this week. I really think people are going to be thinking "WTF!"

I have been posting on Twitter a few of the pics of other stuff. It's just easier for me right now, but here is what I have do so far.

Like I said in the Neo Geo book thread, a few pictures from this folder appear in the book. I'll keep posting pics in this thread. Once I have everything done I'll post a full PDF or something with the entire contents scanned for people to download.

20170623_231154.jpg
20170625_124453.jpg
20170625_125040.jpg
20170625_124843.jpg
20170625_131552.jpg
 

massimiliano

ネオジオ,
15 Year Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2004
Posts
3,214
Thanks Brian, that's great of you...really appreciated. There has been a recent interview woth the team behind samuspi, maybe you can contact them and get some more info?
 

NeoTurfMasta

DANCE DANCE KARNOV!,
20 Year Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2001
Posts
4,229
Thanks Brian, that's great of you...really appreciated. There has been a recent interview woth the team behind samuspi, maybe you can contact them and get some more info?

I probably need to. I have been in touch with SNK artist Eiji Shiroi who told me that the majority of the art in here was drawn by Nakamoto, who is listed in the credits of the game.
DDEP1szXcAA1gWM.jpg
 

gusmoney

Unsure if You Asked, For a custom Rank, But Hell,
Joined
Nov 3, 2014
Posts
1,763
So you spent about $9 USD on SNK original art work. That is a legit scoop! Well done NTM!
 

massimiliano

ネオジオ,
15 Year Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2004
Posts
3,214

Fygee

Bewbs! Z'OMG, Teh BEWBS!,
20 Year Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2001
Posts
3,590
I'm in total awe of this amazing find. Makes one think about how many other treasures like this are out there just waiting to be found.
 

Late

Reichsf?rer-Finnland,
20 Year Member
Joined
Nov 22, 2001
Posts
8,293
That is indeed a great score.
 

Gyrian

Hardened Shock Trooper
Joined
Mar 24, 2016
Posts
443
Couldn't have made its way to better hands, thanks again for sharing this with the community. I hope we can produce a translation at some point, may be more interesting pieces to uncover among the notes. :)

Looking forward to seeing more!
 

NeoTurfMasta

DANCE DANCE KARNOV!,
20 Year Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2001
Posts
4,229
Here's one of the original pencil sketches of Hoahmaru. You can see he tried out a few different noses.

Screen Shot 2017-06-27 at 1.55.11 PM.png
Screen Shot 2017-06-27 at 1.55.18 PM.png
Screen Shot 2017-06-27 at 1.55.25 PM.png
 

BlackaneseNiNjA

The Fatal Fury Disciple
15 Year Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2016
Posts
2,319
Very cool! Were these particular haohmaru sketches also done by Nakamoto-san? Sorry for the confusion; just trying to identify the artist.
 

Gyrian

Hardened Shock Trooper
Joined
Mar 24, 2016
Posts
443
I could imagine it, but I had to see it:

uBz34FP.gif


Mr. Nakamoto,

7yOVTYa.gif
 

NeoTurfMasta

DANCE DANCE KARNOV!,
20 Year Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2001
Posts
4,229
Blaster Nakoruru! Never used never published design. Hand painted, I think its paint.

20170214_135806_resized.jpg
20170214_135813_resized.jpg
 

bloodhokuto

Меня зов
15 Year Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2003
Posts
1,809
Great find, you got a nice piece of history there.
 
Top