Yoko Taro Says Shut Up And Stop Complaining About Fan Art And Cosplay



Yoko Taro is all for fun and games, and often trolls like no other, but he recently put his foot down to share a public service announcement on Twitter about people complaining about fan art and cosplay.


Yoko Taro: I was looking at an image of 9S vs. a bunch of 2Bs (the one from the tower) and thought “Ohh, that was a good idea to take a bunch of photographs for a replication thing,” but then I was amazed to realize that it was actually just a bunch of 2B cosplayers.


Yoko Taro: The reason I don’t post URLs or actively RT cosplay and illustrations is because I want to avoid sending weirdos their way.

However, I do post things when it’s part of their occupation. I think getting public exposure is part of the job.

That’s just the standard of operations at our company.


Yoko Taro: I’ve always thought that there are way too many people who complain about fan art and cosplay of others.

Even if the illustration sucks, or even if the cosplay is completely different from the character, at the very least they still make me happy.

These people basically do it because that’s what they like to do, so outsiders should just shut up and stop whining, at least that’s what I think.

Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards.