LET’S FISH BLOG #4

Let’s Fish Rocks! Meet the man behind the game’s cool anime art style

One of the things that sets Let’s Fish! Hooked On apart from other (fishing ) games is our beautifully designed, anime-style characters. Ryuji, Jamie, Kano and Ai (and of course, Ponde- you have met Ponde, right?) form our little Let’s Fish! Hooked On family, and we have one person to thank for them -  Poyoyon ❤  Rock  - we thought it was about time for a proper introduction.

Born 13th July 1969, Poyoyon ❤  Rock is a pseudonym of one Akio Watanabe. She, apparently, is his young, red-haired, female alter ego.

For all you anime fans out there, you’ll recognise Poyoyon ❤ Rock’s work in hits like Popotan and Netrunmon, where the keen eyed of you are sure to spot the infamous Poyoyon ❤  Rock trademarks. Green bracelets and randomly placed plasters are amongst the animator’s distinctive hallmarks; maybe you can even spot them on our very own Let’s Fish characters…?

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Akio Watanabe is also famed for his work on Japanese novel, Bakemonogatari and more recently, The World God Only Knows. The Poyoyon ❤ Rock pseudonym may be a tricky thing for our non-avid anime fans to get their heads round, but Watanabe has often used the Poyoyon ❤ Rock as a pseudonym to release other work under.

     
Watanabe lives in Tokyo and is an active member of the dojinshi circle, (that is, a group that self-publishes magazines, manga, novels etc.), Pokopii. He has honed his craft over the years, listing his influences as Mutsumi Inomata and Yoshikazu Yasuhiko.

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We feel incredibly proud to have collaborated with SIMS on Let’s Fish! Hooked On and having Poyoyon ❤ Rock’s character designs in-game has definitely helped expand the market for the game, beyond that of a typical fishing game. 

We just hope that you love the Let’s Fish! Hooked On characters cast as much as we do!

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