For a website dedicated to materials on a particular game franchise, it struck me as remarkable that almost a year has passed since the establishment of Megatengaku and that virtually no time was spent on actual pages about the games. Let’s change this per now.
Games > Megami Tensei
Games > Shin Megami Tensei
- Shin Megami Tensei
- Shin Megami Tensei II
- Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
- Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
- Shin Megami Tensei IV
While the Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei is still a partially finished transcription of the manual, there are some illustrations from the manual that might interest some of you. The Shin Megami Tensei game pages are mostly brand new, with some information on the differences between the many versions of the first instalment, the differences between the many packages the Japanese version of Nocturne came in, and transcriptions of boxes and manuals by the kind eefara.
Also new are three interviews with Kazuma Kaneko, which were originally published in an appendix to the Kazuma Kaneko Works. I’ve translated the third one, of which scans have been provided by the generous Primaeros. There is an additional page, in which Kaneko answers some questions by pen; I’ll try to add this later. As usual, I feel the translation is kind of rough, so please contact me if you feel something could get improved.
Interviews > Artbooks
- Nobuaki Takerubu. “Kazuma Kaneko Works III Plus“. Kazuma Kaneko Works III. Shinkigensha: Tokyo. pp. 2-4. 2008. [Japanese; translated]
- Nobuaki Takerubu. “Kazuma Kaneko Works II Plus”. Kazuma Kaneko Works II. Shinkigensha: Tokyo, pp. 1-4. 8 February 2005. [Japanese]
- Nobuaki Takerubu. “Kazuma Kaneko Works I Plus”. Kazuma Kaneko Works I. Shinkigensha: Tokyo, pp. 1-4. 24 June 2004. [Japanese]
The DDS-NET’s Serebii inspired compendium I mentioned during the previous update has expanded its compendia to even the shores of NINE (y’know). I did some additional translation work (mostly demon skills) to express my appreciation and support for this initiative. And with the Atlus USA’s forums closing, a forum dedicated to the Megaten series was founded on DDS-NET as well. Over 170 people already registered and many interesting discussions have flourished, but hey – what else did you expect with a Shin Megami Tensei IV inspired theme this gorgeous? How about signing up right now?
Have a great holiday season and make sure you pick up some interesting deals, like this one, this weekend! See you in 2014.