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Yoko Taro wants folks to knock it off with the fan art and cosplay complaints, saying one of the reasons he doesn’t actively retweet fan art or cosplay is because he doesn’t want to broadcast them to “strange people.”

“However, if they are done by people for work, then I’ll post them,” he recently wrote on Twitter. “The reason being that their job is to get people’s attention.”


But what about those who aren’t professional artists or cosplayers?

“I’ve felt this from before, but there are too many folks complaining about fan art and cosplay done by others,” he continued. “It’s okay if the illustrations are no good or if they don’t look anything like the character. At the very least, I’m happy.”

“Generally speaking, those folks doing it because they like it, and I think people on the outskirts shouldn’t moan and complain.”

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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