This week, I’m joined on The SEGA Lounge by Riku Rose, chairman of The Tojo Dojo, a recent but great resource for all your Yakuza and Shenmue needs. Created earlier this year, it’s grown in support on social media and has been sharing memes and news related to, mostly, the Yakuza franchise. It was really nice to get to know Riku Rose and put his love for SEGA to the test in another hard as nails challenge.
This week, I'm incredibly honored to be joined by the current co-owners of Shenmue Dojo, the most prominent online resource for Shenmue news, info and more, and also the most active community. The Dojo turned 20 years old earlier this month, which is in and of itself an achievement, but when you add to that the importance of its community (and others, of course) to the evolution of the Shenmue series, it's an even bigger deal. I've had the pleasure of sitting down with James Brown, aka SkillJim, and Matt Oliver, and what follows is a longer than usual episode of The SEGA Lounge, but also one that was certainly a pleasure to record as it's not very often that I get to have fellow Shenmue enthusiasts on the show. They also address the ongoing, yet already funded, Kickstarter project for Shenmue World, a fanmade magazine focused on Shenmue. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed recording it.
Another returning guest joins KC this week, as he sits down with Cédric Biscay, president and CEO of Shibuya Productions, and discusses Shenmue III in a very candid interview with the co-producer of the game.
The SEGA Lounge is back with a handful of episodes to air throughout the coming months. For the first one, learn more about "A Gamer's Journey: The Definitive History of Shenmue", a Kickstarter-funded documentary about the beloved SEGA series. We talk to Adam Sipione, the mastermind behind it all and give him a hard time (or not so much) in a Shenmue-themed quiz.
Welcome back to The SEGA Lounge! This week, since we didn't want to leave you without a news update and Memories of SEGA, we rerun our interview with Shenmue voice actor Corey Marshall, originally aired on November 6th, 2014. Enjoy!
As the Shenmue III Kickstarter reaches its final hours, we welcome Cédric Biscay, co-producer of the game, to The SEGA Lounge. Find out more about his involvement with the project and why he's so sure Shenmue III will be such an amazing experience. Be sure to pledge to the Kickstarter project: http://bit.ly/saveshenmue Check out the MAGIC event website: http://www.magic-ip.com
As the hype for Shenmue III keeps building up, KC is joined this week by the lovely Lisle Wilkerson, the voice of such iconic Shenmue II characters as Joy, Xiuying and Yuan. Also known for being Sarah Bryant, from Virtua Fighter, and Gena, from Crazy Taxi, listen as she discuss some of her past and her feelings for the Shenmue community... I mean, "Shenmunity". Follow Lisle on... - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisleweapon - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisle.wilkerson
Are you guys sailors? No? No worries, you can still enjoy this week's episode of The SEGA Lounge with special gues Corey Marshall, English voice actor of Ryo Hazuki of the Shenmue series! Listen to find out more about Corey's background and to hear Ryo cover some of the hottest pop hits of all-time!