A few days ago, Hobonichi announced Iwata-san, a book containing things late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata spoke to the press and other members of the industry.
Shigesato Itoi, who was a close friend to Iwata and the Editor-in-Chief of Hobonichi, made a few interesting comments about the Iwata-san book on his personal Twitter account today. Here’s what he said (translated by NintendoSoup):
— 糸井 重里 (@itoi_shigesato) June 26, 2019
“After we announced Iwata-san, many people asked for a translated version of the book. I was surprised and impressed that Iwata-san had become popular overseas. As the book isn’t out in Japan yet, I could only say that everything is under consideration. I definitely want to see people all over the world enjoy this book.”
So as you can tell, Itoi himself is interested in translating the book for people outside Japan, though it is under consideration at this time.
Itoi also said the following words about how he thinks Iwata is feeling right now:
— 糸井 重里 (@itoi_shigesato) June 24, 2019
“Iwata-san is a very cheerful book. The book feels like something which Iwata-san would have wanted to be made. I feel the contents of the book are very close to the real Iwata-san.”
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.