Interview with Illustrator aldehyde: The Key to Creating Appealing Pieces of Work

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MANGA.TOKYO has been interviewing the hottest creators working in Japan and we ask them about their method and their influences.

Today we talk with multi-talented creator, aldehyde, who is an illustrator and manga artist who is releasing the popular Neeko series on Twitter!

The Neeko series, being released since 2017, is about a young pretty girl known as Neeko and her family. She is a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) and lives with her family after graduating school. The series has tens of thousand of retweets every time it releases a new shot.

Let’s talk with the creator, aldehyde, and learn his secret of creating such appealing characters, mainly focusing on Neeko!

Q. Could you please introduce yourself briefly?

A. ‘Nice to meet you. I’m a moe-style illustrator, aldehyde. I am from and work in Japan. I have been working as an illustrator since 2011, and have worked on character illustrations for social games, light novel illustrations, cartoon strips, adult-themed manga, key frames for games and so on. I’ve also been doing doujinshi works and have been exhibiting my publications at Comic Market (Comiket) every season. I haven’t done any works marketed internationally, so I hope this article