Akira “Akiman” Yasuda Short Documentary

Posted By yonghow on February 3rd, 2018

Akira “Akiman” Yasuda Short Documentary

Youtube channel toco toco tv has just released this 15 minute short documentary on the work of famed Japanese character designer/illustrator Akira Yasuda ( nicknamed Akiman ), who has worked on such iconic titles like Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Captain Commando and the anime Turn-A Gundam. The artist talks about his creative journey into the games and animation industry and is well worth a watch –

I’m certainly a fan of Akiman’s art work, more so for his designs in Turn-A Gundam and Darkstalkers rather than Street Fighter, the latter of which has likely bought him the most fame. I highly recommend checking out his art book for Turn-A Gundam. The Street Fighter and Darkstalkers art book also contain a fair bit of his character design work.


4 Responses to “Akira “Akiman” Yasuda Short Documentary”


That was awesome! Someone needs to do a documentary on the 90s Capcom art team..would love to hear from Kinu Nishimura and Bengus in particular.


Wow! Love Akiman’s work
@Danny That capcom 90s team were awesome.
A documentary can’t come soon enough.
Love Ikeno and Edayan as well.
Bengus was my favourite though.
In the Darkstalkers artbook, Akiman ranks Bengus above both Otomo and Moebius. I wouldn’t rank him that high but that just shows how respected he is.


Much agreed, I hope toco toco interviews more artists like Kinu, Ikeno and my fav Shinkiro ! ~


Toco toco is such a good channel with high quaility content, i’m happy they’re finally getting the recognition they deserve.