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« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2016, 08:02:18 AM »
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For some reason I forgot to update on Saturday. Anyway, here we go again:

  • HoD NTT-PUB Official Guide IGA/Takahashi Takeda interview
  • Behind the Castle Walls (Legacy of Darkness)
  • Kikizo IGA interview
  • AoS NTT-PUB Official Guide IGA/other staff interview
  • MSX MAGAZINE Kazuhiko Uehara
 

The last article is an interview with the person who did the sound effects for Vampire Killer. It actually is barely about Castlevania at all, but he mentions he is the person who composed the weird ending theme that is unique to the MSX version and is completely abscent from the NES/Famicom version. Listen for yourself:

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« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2016, 08:48:42 AM »
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« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2016, 03:42:20 PM »
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« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2016, 10:31:12 PM »
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Oh man :(

Just go on with your story. It is still better than getting none at all.

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« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2016, 07:35:12 AM »
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Update:

  • Mr. Castlevania: Koji Igarashi (miscellaneous)
  • Pre-E3 2008: Interview With Iga  (Judgment)
  • Castlevania's Igarashi: '2D Is Still Somewhat Alive' Exclusive  (miscellaneous)
  • Interview: IGA-san Talks Castlevania Judgment on Nintendo Wii
  • Interview mit Koji ’IGA’ Igarashi (miscellaneous)

Nothing spectacular this time around. I did find something interesting, though. It's surprisingly in the German interview. It's mostly pretty standard, but at the end they ask if Castlevania would work well in another genre, and IGA revealed he had an idea for a full fledged Castlevania strategy game at one point. Later, he thought about making it real-time strategy instead. Unfortunately, he had to drop the idea. I wonder how that would have turned out? 

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« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2016, 09:37:10 AM »
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« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2016, 09:44:26 AM »
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Why is that sad?

Because we'll probably never know what IGA had in mind. He isn't even allowed to speak about it.
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« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2016, 09:55:57 AM »
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Yeah but I thought we already all knew and accepted that.

Is there something new about that information?

Have you tried reaching out to him? Maybe he would be willing to give you a few broad details privately that you could use for your story. That way it would appear as though you coincidentally came to the same conclusions and Iga would be in the clear.

It's worth a shot Plot. I've learned that when you're putting hard work into something, you'll be surprised at who will be willing to lend a hand.

:-)

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« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2016, 10:09:38 AM »
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Yeah but I thought we already all knew and accepted that.

Is there something new about that information?

Have you tried reaching out to him? Maybe he would be willing to give you a few broad details privately that you could use for your story. That way it would appear as though you coincidentally came to the same conclusions and Iga would be in the clear.

It's worth a shot Plot. I've learned that when you're putting hard work into something, you'll be surprised at who will be willing to lend a hand.

:-)

Yeah, I tried reaching for him before, but he doesn't even respond. Not being proficient in japanese also doesn't help. He doesn't even allow things we post on his timeline to appear publicitly.

And well, there are a bunch of "new" things we don't know. We know how '99 happens conceptually, but we don't know the details. We don't know how Julius lost his memory, for instance.
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« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2016, 11:11:33 AM »
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I am correct to assume that means you tried contacting him through his twitter or facebook? Was it something like that?

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« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2016, 03:12:51 PM »
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I am correct to assume that means you tried contacting him through his twitter or facebook? Was it something like that?

Yes, exactly.

I'm also aware he's aware of my existence amongst his hundreds of friends. He just won't talk to me in any way - even though I managed to squeeze one or two likes from him.
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« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2016, 06:10:55 PM »
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Yes, exactly.

I'm also aware he's aware of my existence amongst his hundreds of friends. He just won't talk to me in any way - even though I managed to squeeze one or two likes from him.

That's what I thought. You might have better luck trying to contact him through Ben Judd.

But considering that any info on 1999 will not be released, it doesn't really make a difference at this point. I'm fairly confident that your story is superior to whatever Iga had in mind anyways. Just based off his past creations and what I've read of yours.


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« Reply #57 on: January 19, 2016, 07:10:29 AM »
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I just wanted to say that I think I ran out of English material already. Of course I could add a gazillion interviews with Cox, but frankly, I'm not interested in doing that right now. There's plenty more to discover, but the more easily findable/accessible stuff has been uncovered for the most part. So I think I will stop doing updates twice a week, and do more inregular, spontaneous single article updates. 

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« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2016, 10:38:30 PM »
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Thanks dear!
Ignore the Cox interviews, I don't have any interest in those.

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« Reply #59 on: February 15, 2016, 09:41:36 PM »
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Thanks Nagumo, you have a golden heart by taking your time to do that.

Thanks dear!
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