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Shinya Sano is an artist that has worked for Nintendo since 1994. He contributed printed art work for Super Metroid, and assisted in the design of Samus Aran and enemy characters in Metroid Fusion. Sano designed the Fusion boxart as well. Sano is a graduate of Musashino Art University. Notably, Sano was a developer for the Game Boy Camera. His most recently credited game was Super Smash Bros. Brawl in 2008, in the Masterpiece Mode (Super Metroid is one of these Masterpieces).