Tokyo Toybox Creators Talk About their Manga Based on the Japanese Gaming Industry, Acquire and More

Tokyo Toybox Creators Takahiro Ozawa et Asako Seo talk about what it's like to create a manga based on the Japanese gaming industry.

on January 15, 2017 4:43 PM

There are few manga as directly related to gaming as Tokyo Toybox by UME. It’s not a manga inspired by a specific game, but it’s a story based on the Japanese gaming industry, and it’s also awesome, which never hurts.

The good folks at TocoToco TV released  today a documentary/interview starring UME Members Takahiro Ozawa et Asako Seo, as their talk about creating their manga and their relationship with Akiba’s Trip developer Acquire, that served as a source of inspiration.

We also get good look on Acquire’s offices and on Akihabara, the capital city of all things geek. Of course the life of the two authors is also covered.

Incidentally, if you haven’t read Tokyo Toybox, and you’re interested in Japanese game development, you really should.

In the meanwhile, you can check out the documentary below. If you want to see more of the lovely work of TocoTocoTV, you can check out their videos on SWERY, Goichi Suda, Daisuke Ishiwatari and Keiichiro Toyama, and you can also consider the documentary on indie Japanese developers Branching Paths, that comes from the same director, Anne Ferrero,

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