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1. What other games have you designed for?

Kobayashi-san: I was in charge of character design for Musashi: Samurai Legend and Mario Hoops 3-on-3, which was developed in Osaka.


2. Are there challenges involved in creating real-world characters as opposed to fantasy characters?

I am more comfortable with real-world characters, so I didn’t face any new challenges, personally. The work did require a lot of research with various fashion magazines, for example, because I had to design quite a few NPCs (non-playable characters).


3. How many NPC designs are typically made, and how many of those make it into the final game?

In my experience, a couple of designs are typically killed before each NPC is fixed. The process was unusually smooth with this title, as relatively few designs were turned down.


4. Do you find male or female characters more challenging to design? Which is more fun?

Female characters are harder. Subtle differences in age, for example, are expressed by slight variations in an artist’s touch. But they also are more fun to design. Their hair and fashion vary widely, so I have plenty of opportunities for exploration.
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KalahariMeerkatfan's avatar
Oh...there are so many of them, but they all look so good. There is one NPC that has me puzzled. I noticed her in a playthrough during Shiki's week. She looks like one of the lolita girls, but has a black and white outfit and she seems absent from Josh's week. 

Out of the NPC that you have done, do you have a favorite model?
tomytieneblas74's avatar
I lie h female in t green cap! She's hot  :love:
Satoshi444's avatar
Love this one. The game should come up with "The World Ends With You Two".
this game is...I really don't know whether to like it or hate it lol
osikaa's avatar
Princess K! <333

Awesome job, thanks ^^ Keep doing great work like TWEWY!!
When I first played the game I saw all the NPCs when reading their thoughts and I was quite mind blown as to how here could be so many diffrent designs and how someone could eb bothered to make them.
Like the pokemon games only have a few designs, don't even change the colours and give them titles of the model of NPC they are, and those games are considered very well made.
jwktrucker's avatar
Hi
I need People Lots of people.

I am designing a card game where you are competing restaurants trying to be the first to reach a 5 star rating.

I need customers, staff, food, tables, kitchen equipment and more...

Think you might be able to help? E-mail - jwktrucker@gmail.com

This is only one of many projects I have going that need Art
Mello-Drama-Reborn's avatar
^^ this is awesome, I have a deep connection with Princess k 9since I rp her here) and I love that i can see her whole outfit here!
NarutoNobody's avatar
Aw, I wanted to see the loli in the game..D:
Mello-Drama-Reborn's avatar
you mean princess K? She is there. I rp her in fact :iconprincess---k: (I don't say that to spam, only to show there's an icon and therefore a character)
NarutoNobody's avatar
Oh, really?
Shweet.~
Mello-Drama-Reborn's avatar
xenuwa's avatar
This is similar to what people in Shibuya really look like!
Kachapush's avatar
The girl in a gothic lolita style outfit kinda looks like Olette.....
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AnnasDAR's avatar
if only i had a DS..*sigh*
PurpleStrawberry's avatar
I love Musashi! I grew up watching my brother play that game. Hee hee!
KnebulaNight's avatar
WOW so its like a real urban city style.
sosokrazy's avatar
I LOVE THE AFRO GIRL! X333 she so cute!
deviantations's avatar
i might buy the ds game but the concept looks like kh i mena ita ll sora rikku kairi cisd and th whole gang
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