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May 13th, 2010 | EarthBound 64

The other day, I posted about how Shigesato Itoi recently joined Twitter. I was reading through a lot of comments to him just now and came across this, which I’ve translated into English:

aoki818 @itoi_shigesato It’s been a really long time, Mr. Itoi. This is Aoki, I was on the staff of the old Mother 3 (the one that wasn’t released). I heard you joined Twitter, so I thought I’d follow you.

Looking up some info, it looks like this person is Toshinao Aoki, and he was the monster designer for EarthBound 64. He also did a lot of Pokemon-related stuff, TV animation stuff, and character designs for other games. If you’re interested, you can follow his Twitter here, or his web site here, or his pixiv site here. I don’t think he speaks English though, so the language barrier might be a little intense.

It’d be cool to interview him for something. I’m really busy these days though, so I’ll see if one of my fellow Japanese-knowers would be interested in setting something up with him. It’d be really cool to hear more inside talk about the game, especially the monsters!


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8 Comments to Following the Twitter Trail

KingDarian said on May. 13, 2010

I’ve been adding a few familiar names linked to Itoi’s twitter account. It’s kind of cool to follow people who worked on the MOTHER series.

I wish I could speak Japanese.

Lol said on May. 13, 2010

Man, I wish I could talk to Itoi… but i don’t have twitter and i don’t speak Japanese……

Kyoo said on May. 13, 2010

I don’t have twitter either. but I still check it out every now and then. I have it bookmarked. if I did have a twitter. I would follow Itoi for sure. (and he might be the only I’d bother to follow… ever)

OKeijiDragon said on May. 13, 2010

I hope someone actually goes and interviews this person. I’d love to hear someone close to the N64 project to speak up and tell us what happened to the game in it’s development!

Naja said on May. 13, 2010

I believe it’s a “she”?

Onion said on May. 13, 2010

Must. Learn. Japanese.

tapioca said on May. 13, 2010

now i wish my phone had japanese font support. -_-;

neonix said on May. 14, 2010

Definitely going to check out his pixiv gallery!


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