18 Pieces From the Secretive Artist Who May Have Illustrated SAO

BUNBUN is a Japanese artist who may or may not be a pen-name used by abec, who is the illustrator for Sword Art Online. Due to sharing a similar art style, it’s believed the two are actually one.

Bamboo Blade

To make things confusing (and fun), the two artists have a knack for teasing fans. BUNBUN has filled in for abec at public appearances and the two claim to be neighbors. One editor has claimed that BUNBUN is actually abec, so believe what you want!

Yuki Yuna is a Hero

With that said, we’ll be looking at art shared on BUNBUN’s official Twitter account. They are credited as the character designer for Sakura Quest and Yuki Yuna is a Hero, so you know they’re going to mainly draw fanart of women.

Yoshino Koharu (Sakura Quest)


Ririko Oribe, Shiori Shinomiya, Yoshino Koharu, Sanae Kozuki and Maki Midorikawa (Sakura Quest)


Hoshin Engi


Alexander (Fate/Grand Order)


Finé and Izetta (Izetta: The Last Witch)


Finé and Izetta (Izetta: The Last Witch)


Nogi Sonoko (Washio Yumi is a Hero)


Fu Inubozaki, Itsuki Inubozaki, Yuki Yuna, and Mimori Togo (Yuki Yuna is a Hero)


Maria Rose, Q’bell Adrus, Safinia, and Yurika Snow-White (Bara no Maria)


Karin Miyoshi (Yuki Yuna is a Hero)


Original Drawings


You can see more of BUNBUN’s art on Twitter, Pixiv, and their official website.

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