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Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Update #22

Posted on July 3, 2015 at 09:00 AM BST

Changing the Game – an Interview with Hiroaki Takeuchi


Hello Everyone!

Yu Suzuki’s power of imagination, and the genius to bring it all together, has manifested itself time and again with every work of art he has produced. His vision for the future of entertainment– the concept that was Shenmue–was to fuse movies, video games, and digital and analog media of all stripes, in order to create a world where you could truly become someone else and live that life. That vision undeniably lives on in the hearts and souls of so many games that came after it.

Hiroaki Takeuchi believes we will see the same visionary greatness from Yu Suzuki this time around with Shenmue 3.

Hiroaki Takeuchi, the renowned animation pioneer and digital content authority, will be teaming up with Yu Suzuki again as Animation Producer for Shenmue 3. His work on the original Shenmue as an animation adviser helped Yu Suzuki realize that vision to merge animation and cinematics together with video games.

What makes Shenmue so important? How has Yu Suzuki impacted the future of entertainment? He answers these questions like no one else can, so please welcome Hiroaki Takeuchi!

Hiroaki Takeuchi has worked as a producer or executive producer on a host of innovative games and films including Virtua Fighther, The Animatrix, TEKKON KINKREET, and Kakurenbo, not to mention his many contributions to the digital content industry. Please check out his website for a complete list of his work and extensive resume at TaKe-Y Inc.  

#SaveShenmue Tweetathon on the 3rd  

The #SaveShenmue Tweetathon, is almost upon us, so please send a Tweet with the hashtag #SaveShenmue to show your support for Shenmue 3 on the 3rd. If you do not have a Twitter account, there is no better time to sign up than now. Show the world what Shenmue means to you!  

And, you can still get your questions to Yu Suzuki by Tweeting to him using the hashtag #YouaskYu He will start Tweeting back around 7:00PM PDT on the 3rd.

There is news on the way, so keep that umbrella handy. 

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