Naoki Saito (Japanese: さいとうなおき Saitō Naoki, real name in kanji 齋藤直葵, born 1982 in Yamagata, Japan) is a digital illustrator who has provided art for the Pokémon Trading Card Game since the HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion, as well as art for a couple of Pokémon games. Saito is a graduate of Tama Art University and previously worked at Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. before becoming freelance. In addition to the Pokémon TCG, he has also provided illustrations for several other trading card franchises: Duel Masters, Monster Hunter, Juushinden: Ultimate Beast Battlers, and Eternal Wheel..
Saito's style is vibrant and surreal, and often juxtaposes or merges the organic with the geometric. He also puts emphasis on texture to give subjects character. His work within the TCG is similar but subtler, instead using highlights and contrasting colors to make Pokémon stand out. In addition to card illustrations, Saito provided the packaging art for the Garchomp and Hydreigon Half Decks, and the box art for Everyone's Exciting Battle. He also illustrated the Pokémon Tales book Crustle's Moving, available to read on the Pokémon Daisuki Club website.
The following are a list of characters designed by Saito.
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Dancer and Hiker
This is a collection of official Pokémon artwork drawn by Saito.
There are 236 cards illustrated by Saito. For a list of cards that he illustrated, go here.
Core series games
This is a collection of core series Pokémon games that Saito has contributed artwork to.
This is a collection of official Pokémon merchandise that Saito has contributed artwork to.
This is a collection of other promotional Pokémon artwork that Saito has contributed to.
|Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
|Oblivia map illustration
Boss Pokémon illustration
|Pokémon Black and White Versions
|Pokémon Sun and Moon
|Trainer Graphics Design
Manga and other published work
|Colorist for Worst
|Colorist for Saint Seiya: Next Dimension - The Myth of Hades
|Illustrations for Les Chroniques de Sillage Vol. 5
|Colorist for Baki the Grappler
|Colorist for Grappler Baki: Scarface
|Colorist for The Strongest Introduction to Philosophy in History
|Eguzamurai CG Lithograph
|Colorist for Garouden Vol. 25
|Co-author and illustrator for Contes cruels du Japon
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- Tweet about designing NPCs for Pokémon Sun and Moon
- Archived main page of Saito's blog with a post mentioning his work on BW, the post itself reveals the artwork he did work on
- Saito confirming he drew the Iono & Bellibolt art
- Link to the upload, which credits Saito
- Saito confirming his involvement with Project VOLTAGE
|This article is part of both Project Games and Project TCG, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Games and TCG, respectively.