Hiroaki, whose full name is Hiroaki Hashimoto, is an illustrator for SNK. He is best known to fans for his work in Buriki One and the more recent The King of Fighters iterations. His art is known for its quasi-realistic take on characters, giving them an unique polished look (almost like an oil painting) with humanistic proportions and a metallic feel to them. He strives to sketch the characters he’s assigned in “confident and daring poses” so that their fans can feel prouder to use them. His biggest personal lament are the female and popular characters, as he struggles to make them charming as well as not “outshining” the others.