This will do ten years Yûsuke KOZAKI officiates as character designer, especially in the field of gaming. His approach is both rigorous and personal: "Generally, when I am asked to create a character, you quickly give me his style and character. So I designed the office, and I fit the character's story with his character, adding details as I see fit, while remaining in line with requirements. However, I am concerned only with the creation of the character, not the animation or the setup. "
He also participated in some anime and is also the author of several manga, whose excellent Kyoko Karasuma or Tokyo Karasu , his most recent work: "I'd rather three. Whatever the type of media, I especially love creating characters, we put them a voice, let them be living " . This did not prevent him from giving life to turn the characters of their choice by participating in dojinshi these fanzines amateurs, sometimes semi-pro. This method of publication is so successful in Japan a monumental convention is held twice a year at Tokyo Big Sight , the Comic Market (or Comiket ). KOZAKI explains that "This is an opportunity to meet the fans (which is not possible when I worked for a publisher), and it allows me to publish things that I would not normally published. Outside the Comiket, it also has events organized there when a new game comes out, but it is especially Twitter allows me to be in contact with my fans. "
Example of creating, in the video game world on the franchise Tekken 7 with Lucky Chloe : "For this she was asked to integrate the most of otaku culture. So I suggested a woman with cat ears and legs, a music helmet, and who fights by capoeira. The welcome was rather cold in America, too. I was commissioned an otaku, I did, but not thinking about what qu'aimeraient Americans. However, it turns out that she is strong enough in the game, then I say they do not perhaps appreciate that a character representing this facet of Japanese culture is so strong. "
KOZAKI was finally showing of Under The Dog , an anime funded by crowdfunding , a method that seems more and more widespread in the environment. It's actually an original script written in 1997 by Jiro Ishii , the producer of Canaan . It speaks of an intervention developed by the United Nations force to deal with a group of leaders of terrorist attacks during the Tokyo Olympics of 2020. In this case, Under The Dog stands out from the rest its route through its participation as a character designer and mecha designer, particularly in contrast with his performance for Fire Emblem , where his mission was limited to draw the protagonists without creating armor.
Branded scarlet emblemFire Emblem is a saga RPG tactical turn-by-turn taking place in a medieval fantasy universe. It is the flagship of the license development studio Intelligent Systems , whose last game date Fire Emblem Fates , is the fourteenth installment. In his career, the license overnight occupies a prominent place in the career KOZAKI when it becomes the official designer thirteenth character pane, Fire Emblem Awakening , in 2012. He also participated in the latest installment to date, Fire Emblem Fates . "Faced with the multitude of characters that I was asked to create, I was very surprised! It made me literally breath away! (Laughs) I also create a lot of new character classes for this album, which I decided to give a touch of Japanese tradition, which is close to my heart. However, it's not because I've been working on this game that I can not enjoy it, it's rather the opposite; I can really invest myself in the characters that I created myself. In addition, the gameplay is really fun and easy to learn, I like it a lot! " But can we still be surprised when we drew all the characters in a game? KOZAKI explains that he often "to find the items I had planned, and not just on Fire Emblem, d 'elsewhere. But I marvel sometimes seeing evolve the characters I created, or discovering new scenario elements and discovering the impact this has on their personality. "
Anyway, the adventure is not ready to stop for Yûsuke KOZAKI , since it does not cache still have many projects in sight: "I work in particular still on Tokyo Karasu , including a large volume is scheduled for next autumn. " This series for the less fantastic, which revolves around a specialized club urban legends, is not available for the moment in France, but in the near future, who knows?
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