Yashioka Shō

Genso Suikogaiden illustrator and character designer

Yashioka Shō (八至丘翔) is an illustrator who worked on both Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1 and Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2 as well as several Suikoden publications in the late 90's and early 2000s.


Born in Iwate Prefecture, Yashioka fell in love with the Suikoden series' worldview from the very first game.

Yashioka worked as a character designer for both Genso Suikogaiden titles, creating original characters as well as redesigning and reinterpreting characters from both Suikoden and Suikoden II. They also provided card illustrations for many Genso Suikoden Card Stories cards.

Prior to this, Yashioka was also an artist on several unlicensed Suikoden dōjinshi before becoming an illustrator for several licensed Suikoden manga and story collections.


Yashioka Shō is credited as an illustrator in the following official Suikoden series works.

The Suikoden series
Main series SuikodenSuikoden IISuikoden IIISuikoden IVSuikoden V
Side stories Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2Suikoden Tactics
The Infinity Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Hoshikuzu no ShiroSuikoden TierkreisGenso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki
Spin-offs and compilations Genso Suikoden Card StoriesGenso Suikoden I&IIPachislot Genso SuikodenSuikoden I&II HD Remaster
Suikoden series timeline
Locations City-State of JowstonGrasslandHighland KingdomHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireQueendom of FalenaScarlet Moon EmpireZexen Federation
Races Cave dwarfDragonDuckDwarfElfGriffinHumanKoboldNay-KoboldLizardMermaidVampireWinged Horde
Events Dunan Unification WarGate Rune WarIsland Liberation WarSun Rune WarWar of the Champions
True Runes Beast RuneCircle RuneDragon RuneEight Section RuneGate RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of Life and DeathRune of BeginningRune of ChangeRune of PunishmentSovereign RuneSun RuneTrue Earth RuneTrue Fire RuneTrue Lightning RuneTrue Water RuneTrue Wind Rune
Terms 27 True Runes108 StarsAlchemyBlinking MirrorChinchirorinElevatorHowling Voice GuildInfinityPotchRuneSindarSolar calendarTeleportWorld of Wings and Scales