08th Sep2017

Watch Now: “toco toco” interviews with Noboru Iguchi & Yoshihiro Nishimura

by Phil Wheat

toco toco is a YouTube-based program where Japanese artists and creators introduce places in Japan that inspire them. Every episode showcases a different guest, from all creative fields. With no scripts or guidance, the shows guests speak naturally and are free to choose any place they like. With a new episode released each 1st and 15th of the month, with subtitles in English & French, toco toco looks like THE place to go to get a real insight into Japanese artists and creators…

FYI: The title of the show, toco toco is described as the onomatopoeia to describe the sound of footsteps in Japanese, for the “walks we go on together with our guests,” according to the series creators.

Having already interviewed the likes of video game creators SUDA51 and Daisuke Ishiwatari (definitely check both of those out too), the two latest episodes feature two gore masters of Japanese cinema – and the reason we’re highlighting toco toco for you, our readers – Noboru Iguchi, director of The Machine Girl, Dead Sushi and Yoshihiro Nishimura, make-up and special effects artist, director of Tokyo Gore Police, and the recently reviewed Kodoku Meatball Machine; both talking about their careers and perspectives on Japan’s film industry.

You can watch the awesome interviews below and check out the toco toco YouTube channel for more amazing videos like these!

Noboru Iguchi:

Yoshihiro Nishimura:


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