Illustrator and character designer Akira "Akiman" Yasuda had a remarkable career at Capcom working on games like Final Fight, Captain Commando, the Street Fighter series, and Darkstalkers. He's the focus of the latest episode of the documentary series toco toco and, as always, it's a joy to watch.
"At the time, the most outstanding people in the company were the game planners, so one day as [game designer Yoshiki Okamoto] was in the bathroom next to me, I asked him to let me become one," recounts Yasuda.
Street Fighter II is one of the most important fighting games in the industry, if not the most important. Just how did Capcom make the leap from the original Street Fighter to its sequel? Designer Nishitani Akira sat down to reveal ...
Japanese illustrator and designer Akiman is famous for his Street Fighter II and Final Fight character work. Now that he's freelance, his designs pop up in all sorts of places. But for a price, it seems! Take the new downloadable co...
Japanese artist Akira Yasuda, better known by his pen name Akiman, is a legend in the video game art world, being responsible for more classic images, posters, box covers and characters than we've got space to share. More »
Akira Yasuda, better known as "Akiman" is about as big as they come among Japanese game designers and illustrators. More »