If you’ve seen any one episode of toco toco, you know that the documentary series is worth keeping tabs on. Maybe this’ll be your first! It follows Persona 5 director Katsura Hashino to a few of his favorite spots, some of which have served as direct inspirations for his games, and he shares his thought process for crafting stories. Also, delightfully, he plays Game Boy Advance SP atop Carrot Tower.
As with the rest of the video series, even if you don’t have a personal connection to the creator’s work — animators, illustrators, and musicians are also featured aside from the familiar game-making faces — you can still get something positive out of this. If you dig Atlus games, even better.
Toward the end, we’re shown bits and pieces of Project Re Fantasy, the far-off new game from Hashino and Studio Zero. “When creating a game that takes place in the real world, at some point we start to face limitations,” he says. “I wanted to distance myself from this and take on core human themes […] which is why I started to work on an RPG that takes place in an imaginary world.”