Toro Inoue

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Toro (トロ), real name Toro Inoue (井上トロ Inoue Toro), also known as the Sony Cat, is a fictional character created by Sony Computer Entertainment.

Toro's family name originated from a debugger called Toro 'Inoue'(井上 Inoue).


Character design[edit | edit source]

The character, an anthropomorphized Super Deformed design style white cat, is characterized by its big, trapezium-shaped face, a rectangular-shaped body, and its vast variety of face expressions.

Character profile[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Toro, a cat who wishes to be human, is Sony's mascot in Japan.[1]

PlayStation/PocketStation[edit | edit source]

It first appeared in July 1999 as the main character (chatterbot) in the video game Doko Demo Issyo (also written as Doko Demo Issho, meaning "Together everywhere") on the Sony PlayStation, and included support for the PocketStation produced by the same company.

PlayStation 2[edit | edit source]

Toro also appears in the PlayStation 2 video game Ape Escape Million Monkeys by SCE.

PlayStation Portable[edit | edit source]

In December 2004, Dokodemo Issho was released on the PSP, a free demo being available in the Japanese PlayStation Store.

PlayStation 3[edit | edit source]

Toro also stars in the PlayStation 3 title Mainichi Issho ("Everyday together"), a talk show-like game where Toro delivers daily news together with Kuro, his black cat neighbor. The "ToroStation" show is a pun on the PlayStation series. Players can also answer trivia questions to win game money (Myale) and prizes such as furniture to decorate Toro's in-game apartment. An online IQ versus test game is also possible. Mainichi Issho is available free of charge download in the Japanese PlayStation Store only. More recently, Toro appeared as a playable character in long-running golf series, Minna No Golf (Hot Shots Golf in USA, Everybody's Golf in UK.) A Toro costume is also available as a downloadable costume in the game LittleBigPlanet.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Gantayat, Anoop (2004-07-12). Dokodemo Issho Goes Online. IGN. Retrieved on 2008-11-27

External links[edit | edit source]

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