Nona (ノナ) is an illustrator known for his work in The King of Fighters series. He was hired by SNK in 1995. Nona drew mostly for various in-game art and portraits, doing clean-up for other people’s artwork from other titles. Later he became known for his artwork in The King of Fighters games from the 2000s. Nona used to appear regularly at the KOF Year-End Party and SNK’s press events. He is currently a freelancer. His art uses a heavy reliance on light and shadow, making his art look more sculpted and darker in tone than his colleagues. He tends to draw his assigned characters with fashion model-like physiques and anime-inspired faces. A special request from the staff was to make his art “more like KOF ’94” in KOF 2002, something he personally struggled with since it meant simplifying his style. He was also asked to do the character art for The King of Fighters 2003 but was too busy in his personal life at the time to participate, asking Falcoon to take his place.

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SNK’s Nona put an interesting twist on Capcom’s classic characters – Check out the full SNK vs. Capcom SVC Chaos art gallery here

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