Yoshitaka Amano is perhaps the most famous character designer in games and a signature part of many childhoods. When playing through those early Final Fantasy games, you weren’t necessarily thinking about the pixels on screen, but instead the elegant fantasy world portrayed by the cover and manual.
OTAQUEST is an initiative dedicated to introducing Japanese pop- and sub-culture to English-speaking fans, direct from Tokyo, Japan. On our site, we feature regular interviews with creators of anime, music, games, and fashion. On our Youtube channel, we summarise all of the things that make us love Japanese entertainment and fashion.
Yoshitaka Amano Interview with Polygon – https://www.polygon.com/2012/10/15/3506952/final-fantasy-designer-on-breaking-creative-boundaries-and-wearing
Yoshitaka Amano Interview with ANN – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2012-10-29/interview-yoshitaka-amano
Notes from Gibiate AX panel – https://twitter.com/kyouray/status/1279641921225449472
Interview with Kazuko Shibuya – http://shmuplations.com/kazukoshibuya/
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