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