8-4 Play 7/10/2020: ALT.GAMES.JAPAN

Author, localizer, and (most importantly) long-time friend of the show Matt Alt joins us to discuss his new book, Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World. Plus the usual news and other nonsense you’ve come to expect from your favorite podcast about Japan, and games, and Japanese games.

Check out Matt’s book, Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World on Amazon

8-4 Play 7/10/2020: ALT.GAMES.JAPAN

Running Time: 2:36:52

Time – Topic Discussed:

0:41 – Nicknames
18:26 – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update
27:22 – Ring Fit Adventure
28:56 – News: Sega’s Astro Mini, Next-gen Game Price Rumors, Microsoft News, and more!
1:22:31 – Interview with Matt Alt

And now, here’s the music we used in THIS episode!
***SPOILER WARNING***

Intro: Overworld Theme – Koji Kondo (Super Mario Bros. 2)
Break: Title Screen – You Takada (Golden Axe)
Ending: Opening – Hideki Matsutake (Silhouette Mirage)

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