Originally Posted by crudematter
So much of this artwork exists in the manga and isn't used. Is it safe to assume bandai don't have license to use the manga art?
It would be so easy to color and would solve the no art problem.
Maybe they should shake things up and have a head and shoulders shot on some cards.
This one is cool. [url]http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Nagato[/url]
Art can't be altered without direct approval from a bunch of sources.
Every Jutsu or Mission card art is an approved screenshot from the anime, which was specifically given to Bandai to use for the cards. Every Ninja artwork is a specifically approved Render image that comes as is, with no background or anything else. Each of those images has to be approved and licensed to the company.
They cannot just take a picture and cut a guy out.