Winning Eleven Arcade Championship 2014

If Tokyo is the future of the 90s playground, whatever happened to International Superstar Soccer?

Amazing to think what you’ve been doing since you were playing on the SNES in 1994. ISS just bummed around in Osaka, partying, getting ported to any console going. In the early 2000s, it moved to Tokyo and reinvented itself, started going by “Pro Evo” and “Winning Eleven”.

And now, after all these years, of all the games in all the arcade basements in all the metropolis, who do you run into?

What’s it been? 20 years? You have a joystick now! It really suits you. Me? Still gaming, still dreaming. Never really grew up in a way. Have you seen that PS4 they have now? Really? You always did get around. A match? Now? Ha ha… I mean, we could…


Feels like we’re kids again.

Photographer and writer covering Tokyo arcade life – the videogames, the metropolis and the people