Some of you might know, some might not. The people working their socks off to bring you the best out of tokuAsia, this page is specially made to let readers know the team better.
Gan Meng Yeow
Chairman and Founder
Head Human Resource
Born in 1983, Meng Yeow is the founder and Chairman of tokuAsia. Admiring the bravery of the human host of Ultraman Agul, he chose Fujimiya as his online persona. Currently working as a Marketing and Media Executive with local football club Tanjong Pagar United FC, Meng Yeow also have great fondness of photography. Meng Yeow enjoys writing tokusatsu-themed fan fiction. His works includes Masked Rider Gale, Soccer Dreams and many others. His personal favorite being Masked Rider Gale, which he penned in 2002. Meng Yeow hopes to create a Singapore tokusatsu-type hero with tokuAsia Productions.
Vice Chairman and Co-Founder
Head Media & Events
tokuAsia Pictures Managing Director
Basil is the current Vice Chairman and Head Media & Events at tokuAsia. He has been interested in the exploits of fictional superheroes and cop dramas since he was a kid, and in his teens had a tendency to write his own fiction using the friends around him as characters, which eventually evolved into a strong interest in screenwriting and film production of the highest possible quality for tokuAsia’s level.
Having been actively involved in engagement efforts for the National Day Parade 2011 during his National Service stint, he is currently an Associate Trainer in Media Arts with Mastereign Media Arts Pte Ltd, where he trains primary/secondary school students on a freelance basis. As a strong believer in teamwork and experiential learning, he strives to propel tokuAsia to greater heights!
Business Development Advisor
tokuAsia Pictures Business Development Advisor
Currently pursuing his Masters of sports science in Australia, Yimian have already swore off doing a Doctorate in the future. Having spent the majority of his life in the Singapore town of Chua Chu Kang, it came as no surprise that his online handle is DudeCCK. A keen traveller and cyclist, Yimian has completed cycling tours in South Korea, Japan and Australia. Yimian’s interest in tokusatsu stemmed from his childhood enjoyment of Godzilla movies and Ultraman series, and a general interest in special effects and film stunts. Yimian wish to develop tokuAsia into a sustainable community for tokusatsu enthusiasts.
Head Corporate Communications
Aidil Johari,or arkie as he prefers to be known online, used to dream of being a professional footballer. Alas, he had not expected a dream-shattering knee injury to point the direction in the opposite way after experiencing the S-league for a mere 7 months. Having been somehow suckered into the cut-throat financial industry and mercilessly spat back out, Aidil finds himself suddenly thrusted into the world of PR management with tokuAsia and also assumes an advisory role in day to day management decisions after impressing the lads with his paintball pellet punching ability. He is also a firm believer of cultivating fun within professionalism at no risk to integrity and performance.
Michel P. Dijkhuizen
Forum Chief Advisor
From all the staff members of tokuAsia’s forum; Michel is by far the most mysterious of all. Always looking from the very shadows, he observes the forum like a hawk watching it’s prey. While he does come across as being an asshole or harsh from time to time, his loyalty to his friends on tokuAsia knows no boundaries that he is willing to help out in any way he can; this foreign Admin is also greatly known for writing horror like fanfics and writing song text/singing with the dream of some day starting (or joining) a Gothic Rock/Metal (cover) band while having a deep rooted love for Kamen Rider Kuuga, Agito, Chalice, Black and W. Despite having written some tokusatsu fics, Michel is never satisfied and thus is always looking to better his ideas till he find the perfect story to write, which he believes has found with his current fic Masked Rider Gaia…
2IC Forum Administration
International Correspondent (Malaysia/Japan)
Going by the nickname of Jacky392000, Jaclyn is one of the three founders of tokuAsia. She first met Basil and Meng Yeow on Japan Hero Access in 2005, who she has wrote and shared her fanfictions with, as well as the other forum members. From there they decided to form tokuAsia, a forum dedicated to other passionate fanfiction writers. Her most renowned title among her 27 completed works would be Masked Rider Eve. Growing up watching many 90s American cartoons and Saban’s Power Rangers, the latter got her into Super Sentai. She hope tokuAsia will continue growing into a large, active community.
Head Forum Administrator
International Correspondent (Canada)
The main Canadian Correspondent of tokuAsia and also one of the youngest, Kevin “Kay” Wong has been associated with the team since their early beginnings in 2005. In his childhood, Kay grew up watching Power Rangers, with little exposure to Ultraman. Eventually as he got older, he found himself immersed within the world of Tokusatsu. Kay believes in not giving up until the very end in anything one does nor abandoning dreams. He also enjoys writing, drawing, and photography.
The elder statesmen (aka oldest guy here) of the board scikaiju, also known as Jim, had a very humble beginning. But that’s part boring beyond belief so let’s fast-forward to when he got the internet. It began when he started looking for any reference to an old Japanese show he used to watch called Spectreman. From there he discovered a little web site know as Japan Hero and after a bit become one with it’s community. Soon he was inspired to write some fiction of his own and soon became a stringer of words, and he was lucky they made sense, best known for the Kamen Rider Fusion and Special Police DekaOps fics. Before long he was invited to join the tokuAsia community and has been there ever since.
On October 6th, 1986, the Champion of Justice, Rider Zero was born. During the early 2000′s he first started on another forum, a Power Rangers one where he started to write a PR fanfic. Later on he went to Japan Hero Access and started up posting there, which eventually led him into the world of Kamen Rider and other like minded people who have become good friends. Also he became a member of the site, Henshin Justice Unlimited where more readers emerged on Kamen Rider GT; his most famous fic is. A space-opera inspired Kamen Rider story, which he has yet to finish but maybe someday soon it will be.
He likes to write, draw, watch tokusatsu, anime; sci-fi, action and fantasy movies along with some comedy. Favorite foods is Chinese and Steak.
Senior Officer (Media)
tokuAsia Pictures Chief Operating Officer
Having a keen interest in videography and film editing, Kim Hong is currently pursuing his Advanced Diploma in Mass Communication from the Management Development Institute of Singapore. Once an enthusiastic cosplayer, he has faded out of the scene to pursue filmmaking, hoping to contribute to the indie film scene of Singapore through acting, scriptwriting and directing. As the current Head Logistics, his duties includes tracking, maintaining and purchasing film production equipments for tokuAsia. He hopes to bring tokusatsu to mainstream in Singapore via tokuAsia.
Muhd Nur Hidayat
2IC Media & Events
All grown up and still dreaming to be a pokemon master, Hidayat is not the as angsty teen as he used to be. Completed his diploma in Multimedia and Infocomm Tech, he hopes to pursue further his knowledge in the multimedia base. A fanboy from almost anything Japanese, from J-music (in particular j-rock and visual kei) to pokemon to anime to tokusatsu and of course, games (not just japanese games in this case). Hoping to one day share the love of tokusatsu to the community around. He believes in going with the flow.
Media & Events
Junior Officer (Logistics)
Little is known about Shaun, so little shall be written about Shaun.
Shaun had always been a fan boy, from Power Rangers to Star Wars to Gundam, He love them all. Shaun grew up as an only child, so he got what ever toy or games he wanted. Shaun is indeed a lucky person. Ever since he saw his first movie, the 1978 Superman, he knew that he wanted to one day film a superhero movie.
Ever since he joined tokuAsia, he is slowly working my way up to that dream.
His name is, Shaun, he is a fan boy, a nerd and a geek. And he is PROUD OF IT.
Media & Events
Junior Officer (Logistics)
Somewhat of a lone wolf, wheatgerm is an eccentric and unpredictable individual, and was convinced to join tokuAsia literally at gunpoint. Despite not knowing much about the world of tokusatsu (the closest connection to it being a liking for setting fire to tiny cardboard buildings in a home-made cardboard Godzilla head), wheatgerm aims to help out in whichever way possible, possessing talents more suited towards wanton destruction and general badassery. Always on the lookout for excitement and adventure, wheatgerm has flipped the bird on the JC education system in favour of pursuing a diploma in product and industrial design in polytechnic. Because power tools are awesome. Also likes pie.
Junior Officer (Admin)
Being the youngest in the team, Lester has always been up to many different things. From Gundams to Sentai,Tokusatsu, and now MAGIC. He is always willing to help the rest of the teams mates till the best of his abillity. He found himself a passion for magic and has always been pursuing this goal of being a professional magician. However,this does not stop him from contributing effort to tokuAsia. He is willing to learn new things that can help tokuAsia to reach it’s goal. He will never forget tokuAsia if he ever achieved his dream and will work even harder.
The Mistress of Disguise, you never know where she’ll turn up or who she’ll be next.
From bright yellow hair to raven black locks, this comic and cartoon fanatic is learning the fine art of masking herself as multiple characters in attempt to find the perfect cover for her secret identity. From a young age, her impressionable mind has been astounded by the adventures and stories from the X-Men, JLA, Batman, Outsiders, Teen Titans, Wild C.A.T.s, Witchblade and many others.
Her hero is Nightwing, her heroine is the Black Cat; this lady is one for picking diverse characters and ridiculous tasks as personal projects because of the challenge and pure shenanigans that can be achieved in the process. Always looking for ways to get into trouble, this superhero wannabe was inspired by MMPR to learn martial arts and acrobatics. Don’t mess with this Ane-san because she will not hesitate to pull out a boken and thwap you on the back of your head. >=)