By now, most of you probably have finished their first cycle through the land of the Unclean Ones in Shin Megami Tensei IV. Some even managed to complete their demon compendium. We have once again come to love, ridicule and slaughter beloved ones. With that, it’s time for another update.
- Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei, for which the manual is being transcribed for reference purposes. Artwork from the manual is provided as well.
- Kazuma Kaneko Works trilogy, for which an index has been made based on the ID (page number), common name in English, Japanese name and game the demon is associated with in the trilogy.
- “Kouji Okada discussed the secrets of creating “Megami Tensei” during May Day at Tokyo University,” Famitsu, Enterbrain, 25 May 2008.
Since last update, I’ve been fortunate enough to obtain most Megami Tensei associated games that were released before the 2000s. Over time, I will scan the boxes, manuals and other materials that can be found in the box, and upload these to Megatengaku. Tips on scanning these precious materials without ruining the source are very welcome.
I also need to thank the people who have been submitting materials through the Tumblr of Megatengaku. These submissions have not found their way to the website yet, but I’m planning to include these in the next update.
To conclude, if you’re using Tumblr and not following artemis-maia yet, you might want to do so. She’s regularly writing snack-sized though-provoking essays on Shin Megami Tensei in relation to religion, like this one on Milton’s Paradise Lost. Great stuff.