Category Archives: People

The work and leisure of Guilty Gear’s Ishiwatari Daisuke

Arc System Works veteran and producer of the Guilty Gear series Ishiwatari Daisuke takes centre stage in the second of Toco Toco‘s special game creator-focused series, a window into both the careers and personal lives of some of Japan’s most talented gaming … Continue reading

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Spend the day in Tokyo with SUDA51

French web-series Toco Toco, which takes a look at Japanese culture through the eyes of the country’s creative minds, is back with a series of brand-new, new-look episodes focusing specifically on game creators. Leading the line-up is Goichi Suda, known more widely … Continue reading

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Branching Paths – A captivating journey through Japan’s indie game scene

In the last decade or so, indie games have become a big deal. The people and teams who work to create their own unique gaming experiences, as well as the culture surrounding them, have caught the attention of gamers, media … Continue reading

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Japanese gaming history chat and more with John Szczepaniak – SourceCast #14

I was kindly invited by our friends over at SourceGaming to appear alongside veteran games journalist and author of The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers, John Szczepaniak, on the latest episode of their podcast, the SourceCast. Some incredibly compelling and insightful discussion … Continue reading

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Career Spotlight – Tsubasa Sakaguchi

Tsubasa Sakaguchi Residence: Kyoto Role: Character Designer/Art Director/Director Association: Nintendo EAD Production Department Tenure: 2004-present The likes of Takashi Tezuka, Katsuya Eguchi and of course, Shigeru Miyamoto, are world-renowned for their roles as designers, producers and directors at Nintendo, acting … Continue reading

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Career Spotlight – Asuka Hayazaki

This is the first entry of a new regular item on Minus World, ‘Career Spotlight’. In this monthly feature you’ll get an opportunity to learn about the unsung heroes who have been responsible for some of your favourite titles, often working behind … Continue reading

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Get acquainted with Osaka with a little help from Swery in this fun video

Hidetaka Suehiro (more commonly known by his handle Swery), developer of cult favourite titles such as The Last Blade, Deadly Premonition and most recently, D4, has been recruited by toco toco tv to give us a tour of some of his favourite spots … Continue reading

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