Amaterasu is the main protagonist of Ōkami (2006) and its sequel Ōkamiden (2010) and was also featured in the crossover fighting game Marvel vs Capcom 3 and its update Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as well back in 2011.

Amaterasu is the goddess of the sun, and uses the form of a white wolf with a lot unique abilities.

Her design was so beautiful that it became very popular and is drawn often by a big group of fans while the Okami games itself were sadly not a big financial success for Capcom and currently it does not look like we will see a third Okami game even after Okami was ported to newer platforms as a HD remaster. 


Amaterasu from the Okami Games: an Overview

Charactername: Amaterasu   Developed /Created by:
Gameseries: Okami & Marvel vs. Capcom
  First seen on:
Playstation 2
First Game: Okami   Year first seen in:
Last Game: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011)
  Nationality: Japan
Role(s) and Characteristics: Main Protagonist , Fighting Game Character      
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to:     See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Amaterasu

Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (2011)

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011)

Okami (2006)



Amaterasu from Okami drawn for the Game-Art-HQ Video Game Character Database

Amaterasu is one of the relative few dog or wolf-like main protagonists in a video game and probably the most thought out of these characters in general.

No wonder that she is one of the favourite game characters of Birdmir from the USA, one of the artists that joined GA-HQ when we started our first Pokemon Tribute back in 2016.

I love that she sticked to the art-style of Okami for the first illustration of Amaterasu made for our DB Project!




Selected Fan Art of Amaterasu

Amaterasu Art by_snowwolfmystic


by SnowWolfMystic

Okami Amaterasu

Amaterasu in both Forms

by Robert Mellis

okamiden amaterasu samurai_by_teamlando

Cute little Amaterasu

by Team-Lando

Amaterasu from Okami

by EternaLegend

Amaterasu from Okami Artwork

Princess Amaterasu from Okami

by Marianna Mosquera



Updates and Additions in Amaterasu’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview:

20.10.2017 – Some updates of the layout, a Screenshot of Amaterasu added as well as the artwork by Birdmir for this gallery

10.12.2016 – New Amaterasu Fan Art by EL added