Born in 1971, Takayuki Tanaka is a renowned Japanese mangaka and illustrator who goes by the nickname of Tony Taka. Since 1998, he is very active in the dōjin (amateur) manga circles, where he established his own artist group named RPM.
He has been a regular collaborator of adult game studio Ciel
, one of the many brands of Japanese publisher Space Project
. In particular, he contributed to successful hentai games like After...
, Sora no Iro, Mizu no Iro
 and Genmukan
In 2004, Tony was approached by Sega
and became character designer for Shining Tears
, an isometric action-RPG set in the cult-favorite Shining universe
. The game received mixed reviews but was praised for its beautifully hand-drawn 2D graphics. In 2007, Tony again participated in the sequel Shining Wind
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