Mini-Update Megathon #9
Chewy, the hard-working, butt-kicking, EarthBound-playing fan has translated lots of interviews about Itoi, the MOTHER series, and such over the past many years… but now SHE’S become the interviewed one! She discusses her experience with EarthBound, how the game seemed to American audiences, and how the game eventually led her to work for Shigesato Itoi’s company. Check it all ou...Read More »
Back in 2000 (holy crap it’s already 13 years later), when the Nintendo 64 version of MOTHER 3 – aka EarthBound 64 – was cancelled, Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Shigesato Itoi sat down and talked all about the cancellation. It was then posted online over the course of like 15 pages. There was so much text that nobody ever really fully translated the discussion… unti...Read More »
Chewy is back in Japan, busy working at Shigesato Itoi’s office again! This time she’s hard at work on next year’s English-language Hobonichi planners. It sounds like she’s been making all sorts of improvements and doing a great job there, so the folks at the office recently let her start a Facebook page about what she’s up to: Hobonichi Planner on Facebook In it, ...Read More »
Back in 2003, before MOTHER 1+2 was released, Shigesato Itoi got together with the composers for MOTHER 1 and 2 and asked them to talk about their experiences, as well as suggest a bunch of music albums for fans to listen to after playing through the games. The resulting Japanese article was a lot of text though, so for 10 years nobody really got around to translating it all… until now, tha...Read More »
When we held our American MOTHER 2 stream event the other day Chewy was in a city a few hours away, but she was like, “I AM GOING TO BE AT THIS EVENT” and then somehow arrived at my house via magic. Then we realized how cool it would be if Shigesato Itoi, who already knew the stream was going on, happened to see her taking part in it too, since they’ve met a few times and discuss...Read More »
A while back I posted about how Chewy met Shigesato Itoi and discussed stuff with him, including her experience with EarthBound and how many fans there are outside of Japan. She later discussed her experience and what she talked about with him on the Fangamer podcast (see here). In one of those posts, I said: “Chewy did briefly talk to him about the fans in America and elsewhere, but that’...Read More »
Very often I get the question, “What is Shigesato Itoi up to? What does he do when he’s not making games?” I then often point to articles written and translated by Chewy that explain who Itoi is and what his normal job is. Probably THE biggest thing that his company produces now is what’s called the “Hobonichi Techo” – “Hobonichi” is the name ...Read More »
A recent installment of the Fangamer podcast features a ton of EarthBound-related content, including lots of insight from Chewy. If you don’t recognize her name, she’s done a ton of EarthBound/MOTHER-related work and even worked with Itoi himself! She talks about all sorts of interesting EarthBound-related topics – here’s the podcast’s description: Lindsay Nelson is a...Read More »
About a year and a half ago, Shigesato Itoi acknowledged the overseas EarthBound/MOTHER fan community – if you’ve forgotten or haven’t seen it before, here’s the video: He mistakenly called us Starmen.Net people the “Starman Club”, and immediately after that we all clung to that term 😛 Recently, as we’ve seen in an earlier post, super-duper awesome tra...Read More »
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