YouTube Interview Series to Famous Japanese Game Creators with English Captions Starts


On the YouTube channel “Archipel”, a series of interview with English captions “Archipel Caravan” to Japanese famous game creators started on October 1 (Thu).

The first interview is to Kazutaka Kodaka, a game director and writer who created Danganronpa series.

After Kazutaka Kodaka, famous 8 more creators including Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil), Nagoshi Toshihiro (CCO of SEGA), Naoki Yoshida (FFXIV) and Yoshitaka Amano (FF series) will be featured.

Lineup of Archipel Caravan

Archipel is looking for patrons on and has announced lineup of Archipel Caravan on the site.

Kazutaka Kodaka, creator of Danganronpa

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Kazutaka Kodaka (小高和剛) is a creator of Danganronpa, an adventure game series released by Spike Chunsoft.

Interview to him includes his scenario writing methods and creative approach.

Saori Kobayashi, composer of Panzer Dragoon

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Saori Kobayashi (小林早織) is a freelance composer who has worked for Sega and created music of Panzer Dragoon series.

She is also acting as a keyboard player, sound instructor and one of musical unit AKANE with Yumiko Takahashi.

Shinji Mikami, Game Designer of Resident Evil series

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Shinji Mikami (三上真司) is a game designer and representative of a game studio Tango Gameworks.

In the interview he looks back at his career in the game industry, including the time he was creating Resident Evil series.

Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Musician And Sound Creator of Sega

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Takenobu Mitsuyoshi (光吉猛修) is a musicial and sound creator of Sega.

He has joined in Daytona USA, Burning Rangers and various other titles as a sound designer, voice actor and singer.

Toshihiro Nagoshi, CCO of Sega

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Toshihiro Nagoshi (名越稔洋) is the CCO of Sega who has joined in creation of many arcade games, famous Yakuza series and many other titles.

His interview focuses on the legacy of Yakuza series which has recorded more than 12 million sales all over the world.

Naoki Yoshida, Producer And Director of FFXIV

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Naoki Yoshida (吉田直樹) is a producer and director of MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV).

He will talk about FFXIV cerebrated of the 10th anniversary in the interview.

Isamu Kamikokuryo, Art Director of FFXII

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Isamu Kamikokuryo (上国料勇) is a freelance illustrator and art director who has worked for Square Enix.

As a special reboot of “toco toco” series, creators and places inspired him are introduced in his interview.

Yoshitaka Amano And Kazuko Shibuya (Cross-Interview)

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Yoshitaka Amano (天野喜孝) is a famous painter, illustrator, and character designer who has designed characters of Final Fantasy series.

Kazuko Shibuya (渋谷員子) is a CG designer of Square Enix whose dot illustrations in Final Fantasy, Romancing Saga and Saga Frontier series have gained immense praise.

Where We Can Watch Archipel’s Interviews?

Archipel Caravan – Teaser

You can watch a teaser movie and the interview to Kazutaka Kodaka on YouTube now.

Kazutaka Kodaka, writing a death game – Archipel Caravan

Interviews to other creators will be released on Archipel channel on YouTube.

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