It’s as if Toco Toco could read my mind. Earlier this year I discovered and fell in absolute love with the music of Soichi Terada (through the music of Shinichiro Yokota) — his Sounds from the Far East compilation is the record I’ve listened to the most this year (and I’m listening to it right now as I write this). Imagine my very pleasant surprise when I find that the latest episode of Toco Toco — my favorite documentary web series — is all about him. Thank you, Anne.
Although not part of Anne Ferrero’s Toco Toco series, this wonderful short documentary on Yoshitaka Amano that she helped produce for Mana Books is very much Toco Toco-like, and a great look at the man and what inspires him.
After taking a break during the summer, Toco Toco is back with a new monthly schedule, and the first episode of this new season covers illustrator and manga creator Hisashi Eguchi.
I haven’t posted about Toco Toco recently, but it continues to be one of my favorite web series, and so let me remind you that you should really check it out if you’re on the lookout for a beautifully produced series of documentary shorts covering Tokyo creatives. The last 3 episodes cover accessory designer KAE, fashion designer Nukeme, and animator ShiShi Yamazaki (pictured). And here’s also a reminder that director Anne Ferrero is also behind this year’s excellent feature documentary about the Japanese indie game scene, Branching Paths.
The latest episode of the excellent web documentary series Toco Toco features animation producer Shoji Murahama. Originally working at Gainax, and then founder of Gonzo, it’s interesting to see him here working at Emon Animation Company, a Chinese company that aims for a global audience and produces series for web streaming.
There’s a new episode of the excellent Toco Toco series out, and this time it profiles Keiichiro Toyama, creator most recently of the Gravity Rush series, but previously known for his work on the Siren horror series. As with previous episodes, it features interviews, along with visits to some of Toyama’s favorite spots in Tokyo.