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Interview with Junya Inoue about his work with Cave and Toaplan
« on: September 13, 2010, 10:55:12 PM »
Saw this come across the Cave World twitter feed. Great little interview that covers a wide range of topics including: working for Toaplan, developing Esprade, frustration with the evolution of the industry and returning to Cave to create Deathsmiles.

http://www.otakuusamagazine.com/Games/News1/The_Art_of_Shooting_with_Junya_Inoue_3409.aspx
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Re: Interview with Junya Inoue about his work with Cave and Toaplan
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 10:58:35 PM »
oh my gosh, I love Inoue!

thanks for posting this.
Inoue's artwork is one of my 5 favorites!! <3
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Re: Interview with Junya Inoue about his work with Cave and Toaplan
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 06:20:11 AM »
Huge Jun fan here.

I really liked his reasoning for doing DS. He hated to see Cave "struggle" with their characters, programs, and music meshing. ha ha
I wonder if that was a joke that was lost in print.


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Re: Interview with Junya Inoue about his work with Cave and Toaplan
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 07:08:58 AM »
I really liked his reasoning for doing DS. He hated to see Cave "struggle" with their characters, programs, and music meshing. ha ha
I wonder if that was a joke that was lost in print.

I'm thinking it may be because at first glance it doesn't add up with what Cave had been producing. Mushi Futari for example has a near prefect blend of character, music and game design.
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Re: Interview with Junya Inoue about his work with Cave and Toaplan
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010, 07:05:43 AM »
Inoue's artwork is one of my 5 favorites!! <3

If you can forgive him for Deathsmiles IIX. That was embarrassing.

...or Windia's melon head on the front of the Deathsmiles art book. I reckon he facepalms hard when he looks back on that one.
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Re: Interview with Junya Inoue about his work with Cave and Toaplan
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 01:02:42 PM »
Inoue's artwork is one of my 5 favorites!! <3

If you can forgive him for Deathsmiles IIX. That was embarrassing.

...or Windia's melon head on the front of the Deathsmiles art book. I reckon he facepalms hard when he looks back on that one.

I completely agree.. especially given how stellar the art direction for the original DeathSmiles was.

I forgive him, though =P
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Re: Interview with Junya Inoue about his work with Cave and Toaplan
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 04:34:32 PM »
Inoue's artwork is one of my 5 favorites!! <3

If you can forgive him for Deathsmiles IIX. That was embarrassing.

...or Windia's melon head on the front of the Deathsmiles art book. I reckon he facepalms hard when he looks back on that one.

I completely agree.. especially given how stellar the art direction for the original DeathSmiles was.

I forgive him, though =P

Yeah, I'll admit the original DS art was pretty tight. Apart from that book cover of course... I mean, just look at it. Even I would have caught that shit before inks were laid down.  :P
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Re: Interview with Junya Inoue about his work with Cave and Toaplan
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2010, 01:23:25 PM »
He did the art for DSII???? NO WAY.

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Re: Interview with Junya Inoue about his work with Cave and Toaplan
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2010, 01:25:49 PM »
I think the DSII art is fine, but the chunky polygons suck a bit.  Game's fun though.

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Re: Interview with Junya Inoue about his work with Cave and Toaplan
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2010, 03:02:17 PM »
He did the art for DSII???? NO WAY.

Offensively bad isn't it. Guy must have been pissed at someone (wants payrise!)
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Re: Interview with Junya Inoue about his work with Cave and Toaplan
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2010, 05:47:40 PM »
He did the art for DSII???? NO WAY.

Offensively bad isn't it. Guy must have been pissed at someone (wants payrise!)

That's hard to believe. Wow. Depressing.