Posted by Ashley Williams
Yoshitoshi ABe is an illustrator, who also works as a manga, character designer, scriptwriter, in addition to teaching in university. He is renowned for his work in character design on iconic anime such as serial experiments lain or NieA_7, he is also the author of Haibane Renmei, a manga which was also turned into anime. In the latest toco toco video they first follow ABe to the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Achitectural Museum, which features an outdoors display of real-size traditional Japanese buildings, where ABe practices his recent passion for photography. He explains his struggles on the medium compared to the illustration process. ABe will then take us to the Jindaiji Temple and Botanical Garden, before telling us more about his 25-year long career and the encounters he made along the way.