RPGFan Exclusive Interview Series
Conducted and Translated by Chris Winkler
The positive reception and feedback we received for last year's series of exclusive interviews motivated us to bring you another special feature in 2006. Hence, RPGFan is proud to present the 2006 version of our Exclusive Interview Series. We will kick off this year's feature with an interview with GameArts president Youichi Miyaji, followed by Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu, Takashi Fukushima, president of WildARMS developer Media Vision, Arte Piazza president Shinjirou Majima, Hudson president Hidetoshi Endou, and Cavia producer Takuya Iwazaki.

Last year we had the opportunity to hear what the minds behind Shadow Hearts, Rogue Galaxy, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness and Shining Force Neo/Sakura Taisen had to say about their present and future projects. This year Nobuo Uematsu and Takuya Iwazaki will talk about their work on next-generation RPGs, while the president of Arte Piazza will shed some light on Innocent Life Shin Bokujou Monogatari (Harvest Moon). GameArts, Hudson and Media Vision will offer us a glimpse of what is in store for their heralded RPG series Grandia, Tengai Makyou and WildARMS. All of the interviews were conducted by Chief News Editor Chris Winkler in Japanese and then translated into English. RPGFan would like to thank all participants as well as their public relations managers for sacrificing their precious time and participating in this exclusive interview feature. This feature will contain the comprehensive translations of the following interviews.

Interview 1: Youichi Miyaji - President, GameArts
Interview 2: Nobuo Uematsu - President, Smileplease
Interview 3: Takashi Fukushima - President, Media Vision
Interview 4: Shinjirou Majima - President, Arte Piazza
Interview 5: Takuya Iwazaki - Producer, Cavia
Interview 6: Hidetoshi Endou - President, Hudson

Interview 1 >>


Coming Up on Twitch

World of Final Fantasy
Oct. 30 • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Taking the week off!
Every Monday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Star Wars: KotOR Continues!
Every Tuesday • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Batman: The Telltale Series Ep. 3
Thursday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Extra Life 24-Hour Stream
Saturday, Nov. 5 • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Featured Content
Extra Life 2016
Extra Life 2016
World of Final Fantasy Review
World of Final Fantasy
Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode 3 Review
Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode 3
original arrange sound track Persona Q: Sound of the Labyrinth Review
original arrange sound track Persona Q: Sound of the Labyrinth
Exist Archive Hands-On Preview
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter OST Review
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter OST
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Rhythm Encounter
Retro Encounter