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December 16th, 2009 | EarthBound, Images, Merchandise, Uncommon Knowledge

I’m not even sure of how to start explaining this, but basically there’s a Japanese site where famous people, somewhat-known people, and regular people can create gaming-related blogs and post on them. Of course, the real attraction are the famous/somewhat-known people’s blogs.

Looking around the site a while back, I came across one female tarento who really likes the MOTHER series (MOTHER 2 was the first game she ever played), Haruna Anno. Besides talking about the game sometimes, she was also lucky enough to meet one of the main members of the MOTHER 2 debugging staff who now runs Sarugakucho.

Here, we see her getting a MOTHER 2 T-shirt that were given only to people who worked on the game. Apparently the guy has a few extra left, so she got one as a present:


Next, we see her trying on the legendarily rare MOTHER 2 dragon jacket, so I guess he owns one of the only few known to exist.

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I can’t remember off the top of my head but I think only two are known to be out there, one is said to have been worn by Takuya Kimura of SMAP, the ultra-famous guy in the MOTHER 2 TV commercials. I’m not even sure why the jackets were made, that would be interesting to find out about too.

So there you go, some super-rare MOTHER 2 merchandise, a MOTHER 2 debug guy, and a Japanese game idol who likes MOTHER 2 all in one place. And a fire extinguisher in a dog dish.


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21 Comments to Japanese Girl Gamer and MOTHER 2

Hejiru said on Dec. 16, 2009

“And a fire extinguisher in a dog dish.”

Yup, that’s Itoi’s place, alright. :p

SnakeLinkSonic said on Dec. 16, 2009

Why IS there a fire extinguisher there…?

Of the known jackets, are they two different colors? The one I’m looking at [http://bit.ly/8yBELK] is black. Then again, I’m also assuming the one she’s wearing isn’t two jackets as well, since the front and the back seem green and black.


Mato said on Dec. 16, 2009

I think they’re all the same color. One was shown off at an exhibit that Nintendo Dream (japanese magazine) did a few years back. I don’t know if that’s the one that sold on Yahoo even further back. If not, then there are at least 3 known jackets. According to this, they were given out to people on the staff and that rumor had it that only that one in that picture remained.

Ilana_ said on Dec. 16, 2009

Oh, we sure don’t want the poor dog to catch fire while dinner when there isn’t any extinguisher around, now do we? XDDD

Itoi surely thinks of everything.

resetsurvivor said on Dec. 16, 2009

Haruna Anno is awesome! She can beat Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 without even looking! ..not to mention she’s a Street Fighter God(dess?). Doesn’t she have a character based on her?

sg_06 said on Dec. 16, 2009

oh wow that jacket is so cool I gained 255 experience points just by looking at it.

userofdoom said on Dec. 16, 2009

I’d get that if I had 5000$ or so lying around.

santiagoff said on Dec. 16, 2009

Mato, there was also a girl on the latest 123MOTHER convention who was wearing one of those. At least the article released about it said that.

Mato said on Dec. 16, 2009

She said it was a guy who was wearing it, maybe it was this guy.

santiagoff said on Dec. 16, 2009

Oh, you’re right. It might be this guy then.

Izumi said on Dec. 16, 2009

I saw the person at the 321MOTHER con wearing it, but I didn’t take notice of their gender. x.o

chimera said on Dec. 16, 2009

I think the dragons were a hint at Mother 3, Itoi may have already been planning the dragon thing for mother 3. If you look at the bottom leg and tail of the dragon, you can see that the yellow part forms a 3.

santiagoff said on Dec. 16, 2009

@chimera: That’s a cool theory, but I think it’s too much of a stretch xD

Steak said on Dec. 17, 2009

Man, what if Fangamer made some of those jackets…

Kyosuke said on Dec. 17, 2009

I totally can’t remember the face of the guy who was wearing it… He was standing right behind me while Chewy was like “OMG, MARK LOOK!” Maybe she remembers.

I kind of have a feeling that it wasn’t this debugger though…

LucasTizma said on Dec. 17, 2009

Oh blargh! So jealous! So happy! So angry! XD Here I am wasting my life away in the US when there is STILL much hidden, ultra-rare MOTHER swag to find/buy/steal/beg for! 😉

EBPyeah said on Dec. 17, 2009

@resetsurvivor Sakura most probably..

Dr. Korea said on Dec. 18, 2009

The fire extinguisher is bloody awesome.

I wish I had a fire extinguisher.

neonix said on Dec. 23, 2009

I’m thinking I could sport that jacket fairly well. 😛

GamerBlueX said on Jan. 20, 2010

Can you please come to America and be my wife?

BigDream said on Aug. 17, 2011

And I thought me and my big sis were big gamers…


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