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Musings on Life and Culture from the Contemplative Mind Behind Doshin the Giant

Toco Toco‘s latest Japanese cultural showcase focuses on Kazutoshi Iida, the creative mind behind Aquanaut’s Holiday, Tail of the Sun and Doshin the Giant – minimalistic, pensive experiences that blend the traditional hallmarks of game design with distinctly human elements aimed at encouraging thought … Continue reading

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The Story and Inspirations Behind EDITMODE’s Nostalgic Nintendo-Themed Apparel

We’ve drawn attention to Kyoto-based apparel brand EDITMODE a number of times in the past, most recently when we showcased the 2017 Spring collection for their ‘THE KING OF GAMES’ line of quality Nintendo-licensed apparel. The latest episode of creative-focused … Continue reading

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Unorthodox Haunts and Ideas with Nier: Automata’s Yoko Taro

Following the recent release of the critically acclaimed Nier: Automata, toco toco joined its director and scenario writer Yoko Taro, introducing us to his bizarre direction style and some of his favourite Osaka locales for both work and play. Taro discusses everything … Continue reading

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Exploring Tokyo’s Urban Sprawl with Persona 5’s Katsura Hashino

The latest episode of toco toco focuses on Katsura Hashino, a video game designer, producer and writer for Atlus who has worked on the likes of Catherine, the Persona series and Trauma Center: Under the Knife. Hashino guides us through Sangenjaya, an area … Continue reading

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A Look at Work and Play with a Real-Life Street Fighter

Japanese culture series toco toco‘s latest episode follows pro gamer and EVO 2011 Super Street Fighter IV champion Fuudo, touring some of the day-to-day places he frequents for work and play. The video offers an interesting look into the offices of Dengeki, one … Continue reading

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Nintendo Switch UK Premiere Discussion with Source Gaming

I recently sat down with Source Gaming‘s PushDustIn to discuss my time at the Nintendo Switch UK Premiere, including my thoughts on the hardware itself and the currently announced first-party line-up. If you fancy hearing me expand on some of the bases … Continue reading

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Silver Trousers and Future Visions with the Satellaview

I stumbled across this introduction video for Nintendo’s Satellaview, which for those who don’t know is a Super Famicom peripheral that allowed users in Japan to download exclusive games and content from scheduled satellite radio broadcasts, provided by a company … Continue reading

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Unique fashion and a cultural treasure trove, hidden on the third floor of an unassuming Nakano building

The latest instalment of Toco Toco features KAE, a Tokyo-based accessory designer and founder of fashion brand High-Me, showcasing her retro-inspired acrylic work. At a glance, it may seem bizarre to see something like this crop up on a games culture-focused site. … Continue reading

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VIDEO/PREVIEW – A look at the vibrant world and intense battles of Gravity Rush 2

Japan Studio’s Gravity Rush was arguably one of the most under-appreciated titles of the last generation, blending smooth gravity-shifting action with a compelling story, intriguing world and thoroughly charming cast of characters. Whilst last month we shared a look of the … Continue reading

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Landscapes and latitude with Gravity Rush’s Keiichiro Toyama

Toco Toco reaches the last of its game creator-themed specials, this time focusing on Keiichiro Toyama, former Konami and long-time Sony employee who has worked on the likes of Silent Hill, Forbidden Siren and most recently, the Gravity Rush series. The video follows Toyama on … Continue reading

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