BIOGRAPHY

  • Name: HIROYUKI NAKAZAWA
  • Age: 51
  • Country: Japan

Hiroyuki Nakazawa is a 51 year-old sculptor from Japan, with over 19 years of sculpting experience and past BFC titles under his belt. Watch out!

2017 ENTRY GALLERY

INTERVIEW

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT PARTICIPATING IN THE BANPRESTO WORLD FIGURE COLOSSEUM?

HN: I’m just looking forward to to New York, what can I say?

TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND AS A CREATOR

HN: I’ve been a writer for a modeling magazine, worked in a sushi restaurant, and helped design some of Volks Wave’s garage kits. After, I joined a production company called Build Up, and worked as their modeler for movies, commercials, etc. designing robots.

PLEASE EXPLAIN A PROJECT THAT HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN YOUR HEART

HN: I think I was really able to inject my design into the Aloha Goku from the 1st World Sculpting Arts Tournament, and the Canteen Goku from the 3rd World Sculpting Arts Tournament.

WHAT DO YOU VALUE AS A CREATOR? WHAT ARE YOUR OWN RULES FOR CREATING?

HN: In my opinion, the key to improvement is to not be obsessed or overly fixated on any one thing. For example, why couldn’t Goku be wearing a Battle Jacket?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER IN ANIME, COMICS, ETC.?

HN: Among Toriyama Akira’s works, I really enjoyed “COWA!” While working, however, I’ll put on Ghost in the Shell, or Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.

WHAT IS YOUR IMPRESSION OF JAPANESE FIGURES OR CREATORS?

HN: I feel like our domestic figures are entering a sort of “transitional” phase, if you will. Having said that, I’m still amazed by how many new figures come out in every month when I read the news.

HOW IS YOUR ENTHUSIASM FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE BWFC? TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS TOWARDS SCULPTING

HN: It’s hard to believe that this even lasted 7 years… and that it’s going international, too! Here’s to hoping I can make a figure that’ll knock the socks off everyone around the world.

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