Sunday, July 9, 2017

Director Takumi Shū X Sherlock Holmes Researcher Kitahara Naohiko Special Discussion! (2015)

Title: Director Takumi Shū X Sherlock Holmes Researcher Kitahara Naohiko Special Discussion! / 「ディレクター・巧 舟氏×シャーロック・ホームズ研究家・北原尚彦氏 スペシャル対談!」
Source: Kono Manga ga Sugoi! web

Summary: On July 9, 2015, Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Web published an interview with Takumi Shū, director of the game Dai Gyakuten Saiban (‘The Grand Turnabout Trial’) and the well-known Sherlockian and author Kitahara Naohiko to talk about Sherlock Holmes. The two talk about the Sherlock Holmes that appears in the game and how he relates to other interpretations of the character, but also about the setting of Victorian London and of course, about the Sherlock Holmes series in general, from their favorite stories to how Takumi first came into contact with the character which would receive a member of the main cast in his game.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

【Workplace】I Did A Magic Trick During My Job Interview And Got Hired (2010)

Title: 【Workplace】I Did A Magic Trick During My Job Interview And Got Hired / 「【仕事場】面接でマジック披露して合格しました」
Source: ZakZak (down)

In 2010, around the release of Takumi Shū's game Ghost Trick, ZakZak featured several columns by Takumi Shū their series The Workplace Of Top Creators, where creators got a place to talk about how their jobs and how they got them. In this second column originally posted on July 2, 2010, Takumi talks about his hobby magic (illusions). he explains how his experience with magic also helped him create mystery stories, as the two are actually much closer than might seem at first sight.

【Workplace】 Mystery Fiction Used For Games (2010)

Title: 【Workplace】 Mystery Fiction Used For Games / 「仕事場】ミステリー小説がゲーム作りに生かされました 」
Source: ZakZak (down)

In 2010, around the release of Takumi Shū's game Ghost Trick, ZakZak featured several columns by Takumi Shū their series The Workplace Of Top Creators, where creators got a place to talk about how their jobs and how they got them. In this second column originally posted on June 25, 2010, Takumi talks about how he first got hooked on mystery fiction, and how it played a role in helping him create his first original game: Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney GBA).

【Workplace】 My Life Has Been Supported By The People I Meet (2010)

Title: 【Workplace】My Life Has Been Supported By The People I Meet / 「【仕事場】僕の人生は出会いに支えられています 」
Source: ZakZak (down)

In 2010, around the release of Takumi Shū's game Ghost Trick, ZakZak featured several columns by Takumi Shū their series The Workplace Of Top Creators, where creators got a place to talk about how their jobs and how they got them. In this second column originally posted on June 18, 2010, Takumi muses about the importance of meeting the right persons at the right time in your life, as they may have great influence on your work and your career.

【Workplace】 Looking For A Job At A Game Company Was Thanks To A Friend (2010)

Title: 【Workplace】Looking For A Job At A Game Company Was Thanks To A Friend / 「【仕事場】ゲーム会社を受けたのは友人のおかげ」
Source: ZakZak (down)

In 2010, around the release of Takumi Shū's game Ghost Trick, ZakZak featured several columns by Takumi Shū their series The Workplace Of Top Creators, where creators got a place to talk about how their jobs and how they got them. In this first column originally posted on June 11, 2010, Takumi explains how he got hired by Capcom in the first place. His friend mentioned in this column (Tanaka Shuntarō), originally worked in Sega CS2 and later moved to Overworks, and has directed games like Skies of Arcadia and Valkyria Chronicles.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Gyakuten Saiban Special Court Seminar Report - Part 2 (2017)

Title: How Was Gyakuten Saiban Born, As Told By Mr. Takumi and Mr. Eshiro - Gyakuten Saiban Special Court Seminar Report - Part 2 / 「『逆転裁判』は如何にして産まれたのか、江城元秀氏と巧舟氏が語る――『逆転裁判』特別法廷セミナーレポート・後編」
Source: Inside

Summary: On June 4, 2017, series producer Eshiro and series director Takumi held a "Special Court Seminar" on Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney) the Akihabara, Tokyo location of the Human Academy They discussed what how development on Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 - Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Kakugo (“The Grand Turnabout Trial 2 - The Resolution of Naruhodō Ryūnosuke”) is progressing as well as the overseas, localized releases of the series. The two also answered a few questions from the audience. This is a translation of part two of Inside's two-part report on the Special Court Seminar. A translation of the first part, which delves into the topic of how the first game, as well as the spin-off series Dai Gyakuten Saiban ("The Grand Turnabout Trial") were conceived, is available here.

Images are taken from the source column. The graph below has been edited slightly to include English. Copyright belongs to their respective owners.

Gyakuten Saiban Special Court Seminar Report - Part 1 (2017)

Title: How Was Gyakuten Saiban Born, As Told By Mr. Takumi and Mr. Eshiro - Gyakuten Saiban Special Court Seminar Report - Part 1 / 「『逆転裁判』は如何にして産まれたのか、江城元秀氏と巧舟氏が語る――『逆転裁判』特別法廷セミナーレポート・前編」
Source: Inside

Summary: On June 4, 2017, series producer Eshiro and series director Takumi held a "Special Court Seminar" on Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney) the Akihabara, Tokyo location of the Human Academy The two discussed how the game series was first created and the core concepts behind it. The two also discuss how the spin-off series Dai Gyakuten Saiban ("The Grand Turnabout Trial") was conceived. This is a translation of part one of Inside's two-part report on the Special Court Seminar. A translation of the second part, which delves into the topic of Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 - Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Kakugo (“The Grand Turnabout Trial 2 - The Resolution of Naruhodō Ryūnosuke”) and localization of the series is available here.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Gyakuten Saiban Director Takumi Shū X Mystery Writer Arisugawa Alice (2005)

Title: Gyakuten Saiban Director Takumi Shū X Mystery Writer Arisugawa Alice / 「『逆転裁判』ディレクター 巧舟 X ミステリ作家 有栖川有栖」
Source: Gyakuten Saiban Fanbook

Summary: In this conversation interview included in Gyakuten Saiban Fanbook, we have Takumi Shū, creator of the Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney) games talking with mystery writer Arisugawa Alice (a male). The two talk about mystery fiction, and about each other works. Takumi reveals that he has also drawn inspiration for his stories from Arisugawa's works, while Arisugawa explains why he thinks fans of mystery fiction will enjoy Takumi's games. The two also discuss the (non-?) importance of characters backgrounds, as well as how each of them write their mystery stories in the first place.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Everything Mr. Takumi Has Is Stuffed Inside! Dai Gyakuten 2 Premium Demo Event Talk Show Report (2017)

Title: Everything Mr. Takumi Has Is Stuffed Inside! Dai Gyakuten 2 - Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Kakugo- Premium Demo Event Talk Show Report / 「巧舟の思いがすべて詰まっている!」 『大逆転裁判2 -成歩堂龍ノ介の覺悟-』プレミアム体験会のトークショーをリポート 」
Source: Famitsu

Summary: A special Premium Demo Event was held on June 3, 2017 for the upcoming game Dai Gyakuten 2 - Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Kakugo- ("The Grand Turnabout Trial 2 - The Resolution of Naruhodō Ryūnosuke"). The event was held at Capcom's Tokyo branch office. The dozens of participants had been selected through the official community website Gyakuten Tsūshin. People were able to pla Episode 2 of the game for an hour in total, which was followed by a short talk show headed by producer Eshiro and director/scenario writer Takumi. The two answer to questions regarding the state of the develoment, the characters and even a hypothetical sequel to the game. This is a translation of the talkshow segment of the report.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Celebrating The Release of Gyakuten Saiban 6! Behind-The-Scenes Tales Of The Sound Production Revealed (2016)

Title: Celebrating The Release of Gyakuten Saiban 6! Behind-The-Scenes Tales Of The Sound Production Revealed! / 「逆転裁判6 発売記念!サウンド制作秘話を大公開!」
Source: CAP'STONE

Summary: In this interview posted on July 12, 2016 on CAP'STONE, Gyakuten Saiban 6 (Ace Attorney 6 - Spirit of Justice)'s sound director Horiyama talks about all things related to the sound design of the game. From how the sound effects are created, to the tracks he thinks are the most interesting, almost everything included in his job as the sound director is mentioned. Special attention goes to differentiating the original Japanese setting with the new setting of the Kingdom of Kurain in terms of sound.