New Uekawa Joypolis Gallery Shows Off Original Sonic Works

Our friends at The Sonic Stadium might have recently put up a story all about Tokyo’s Joypolis but by their own admission it isn’t quite up to date with what’s there at the moment, mainly because the Tokyo one is closed for renovation until mid-July 2012.

SEGA Japan have though begun a special renewal website that revealed the second stage of the renewal to be a brand new free to view exhibition corner whilst work is done, whilst Joypolis has previously been home to the Sonic 20th anniversary display there is now a small gallery showing off the original Sonic 2011 series of Sonic Channel drawings by series artist Yuji Uekawa. Uekawa has been a long time contributor to Sonic and SEGA titles, beginning with Ristar in 1995 his biggest accomplishment was the complete redesign of Sonic’s signature stylings for the Dreamcast era, kicked off with Sonic Adventure.

Pictures were tweeted by the SEGA Japan’s @Sonic20th Twitter account just a few hours ago.

 

You’ll note I said it was the second stage, as the first apparently was finished in February.  This was featured artwork by designer Yuji Kamikawa, this sounds like the beginning of a great refresh for the interior of the building and to hopefully make it  more relevant to today’s SEGA and Sonic products.

We at Sonic Wrecks will have more news on this when it becomes available.

Kevin Eva

Author: Kevin Eva

Gamer, scholar, gentleman & fountain of useless trivia, LMC's boss-man extraordinaire is also a super-awesome Community Manager who has worked on projects for SEGA, Square Enix, Konami, Capcom and more. Once co-created and hosted an international fan-convention because he can do that sort of thing.

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