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GDC Film Festival: Ebb and Flow + Toco Toco

Location: YBCA Screening Room

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 4:40pm - 6:10pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Expo, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Indie Games Summit - Get your pass now!

Topic: Special Event

Format: Special Event

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Ebb and Flow: Game creators Katsura Hashino ('Persona 5'), Tetsuya Mizuguchi ('Rez: Infinite'), Toshihiro Nagoshi ('Yakuza 6'), Koshi Nakanishi ('Resident Evil 7'), Yuya Tokuda ('Monster Hunter: World'), Keiichiro Toyama ('Gravity Rush 2'), Fumihiko Yasuda ('Nioh'), Yoko Taro ('NieR: Automata'), in addition to 8-4's John Ricciardi share their views on the quick succession of critically acclaimed Japanese games that started end 2016 and on the state of the Japanese game industry.

Toco Toco: Known as the father of Chun-Li or Guile, Akira "Akiman" Yasuda is an illustrator and character designer, who stands on a 30-year long career in the game and animation industry, then as a freelance illustrator. This film will dive into his career at Capcom, from the 'Street Fighter' series, 'Final Fight' or 'Darkstalkers', among other classics, up until the first days of the 'Red Dead' franchise. This short documentary was made as part of the toco toco series, named after the sound of footsteps in Japanese, following Japanese artists to the places that inspire them.