Tokyo Game Show 2018: Main Visual Revealed

Tokyo Game Show 2018  is just a few months away and the annual reveal of the show’s main visual has arrived. The theme for TGS this year is “Welcome to the Next Stage” and illustrator Ippei Gyoubu’s vision of that theme is conveyed in the following illustration:

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Ippei Gyoubu had this to say:

“I’m very happy to have been involved in such an honorable work, the
main visual of the TGS, since 2010. 18 years ago, before becoming
a freelance illustrator, I had been employed by SNK, video game company,
and assigned to set up booth as a main designer in TGS2001. Then I
felt very proud of myself to be engaged such a big event and it is
still a special memory for me now. In addition, I liked the main
visual of TGS1997 by Katsuhiro Otomo very much and aspired for it then.”

“The work for creating main visual of TGS is so special for me and this
work always gives me self-confidence. And above all, I’m proud that
I can show my work every year to the seniors who took care of me at SNK.”

“It has been nine years since I have made the main visual of TGS for
the first time. Since then, the environment surrounding the game has
changed dramatically, and the game called “e-sports” is now regarded
as one of professional sports. Nine years ago, I did not expect
anything like this. What a surprise will the games give us in the
future? What kind of world will the games show to us in the future?
— With such expectations, I created this year’s main visual on the
subject of “e-sports,” the most remarkable category of game now.”

Tokyo Game Show 2018 will be held at Makuhari Messe from September 20th – 23rd.

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