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After about 20 years, Shigesato Itoi’s company, Hobonichi, has applied to become a publicly traded company. If everything goes well, its expected to list on the JASDAQ market in March. It’s believed the change is intended to break free from the company’s casual “some guy’s small business” image and reputation. The company’s current growth looks good, and a...Read More »
Quite a while ago, Shigesato Itoi’s company, Hobonichi, released a lot of new MOTHER series merchandise related to the Hobonichi Planner. Here’s a quick run-down of what’s new: MOTHER 2 Cover & Mr. Saturn Sticker This cover features the game’s iconic logo and deep red color. As a bonus, the cover comes with a giant Mr. Saturn sticker! “Memories...Read More »
For the last two years, Hobonichi has released MOTHER-themed planner covers and related merchandise, including an Onett cover and a Saturn Valley cover. It looks like another set is planned for 2017, based on this teaser announcement. The announcement includes three small, cropped images: Show » So it seems like there’ll be at least a Winters cover and a Magicant cover. Of course...Read More »
To celebrate the MOTHER series’ 26th anniversary, Shigesato Itoi and his company, Hobonichi, are holding a special event at the Village Vanguard store in Shimokitazawa from November 21, 2015 to December 6, 2015. The various MOTHER 2-themed planners, covers, and pouches that went on sale earlier this year will be available for purchase there. It sounds like they might be sold out online, so ...Read More »
Over the past few days I’ve been posting about how Shigesato Itoi’s company is releasing a bunch of MOTHER 2/EarthBound-themed merchandise in the next two months, mostly daily planners and pouches. Recently, Itoi and his company posted photos of the new merchandise, along with a Starman surprise! None of the merchandise is available to purchase yet, but the planners and planner c...Read More »
Yesterday I posted about how there are going to be TWO EarthBound-themed planner covers released by Shigesato Itoi’s company in the coming weeks. It turns out I was wrong – there are three! The third design is for a smaller-sized, weekly planner cover and features Mr. Saturn! And here are the other two previously-announced standard-sized planner covers for reference: Note that these...Read More »
A few months ago I posted about the new Saturn Valley Hobonichi Techo Planner, which should be available to buy next month. (Note – if you’ve never heard of these “techo” things before, I wrote an article about them here.) Out of the blue, though, Shigesato Itoi’s company announced a second EarthBound-themed planner – this one is called “Cast”. It fe...Read More »
I’ve posted before about how the flagship item that Shigesato Itoi’s company sells is a planner. One of the neat things about his planners is the amount of customization and the number of options available. For example, one of the recently-announced covers for the newest planner is targeted directly at EarthBound/MOTHER 2 fans: Here’s an official description of it: This very spe...Read More »
Shigesato Itoi’s company’s biggest success is its planners, and one of the many features these planners have is a daily-or-so quote, usually from an interview or something. Anyway, the other day featured a quote from Itoi talking about MOTHER games! Mother’s protagonist is just an average kid, so fleshing out his enemies and the opposition was important in making him a great her...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 »
- DJ: From what I’ve gathered I’m pretty sure he still writes copy, so they’re an ad company.
- cosmodos: What does his company even do? Is it actually lucrative? From what I can gather (not knowing Japanese), it’s just his blog, and he...
- Jason: http://www.ipokiso.com/company /2017/hobonichi.html The anticipated price per share is 2,300 yen. As for those wishing to purchase a share...
- Leeaux: Hey I just saw this! Really interesting watch to. Lots of little fun facts.
- Mary: The “behind the scenes” video on how the Ness animation was made is great too. The animators channel is A + Start.