Blog Topic Candidates

This page contains a list of candidate topics for future posts. Voting takes place monthly, to decide a blog topic for the following month.

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Past Poll Results & Topics Chosen To Date:

List of Candidate Topics:


[A] Translations

ID Description Votes
A1 “50 questions with Shenmue game director Yoshihiro Okabayashi” article (2 parts) [Sega website, Nov 2001] 0
A3 TGS ‘99 Shenmue Virtual Tour [Dreamcast Magazine, May 1999] 0
A4 Comments & observations on the “Making Of Shenmue” NHK Special TV documentary [July 1999] 0
A5 Subtitle the video shown at the TGS Shenmue Premiere (multiple parts) [1998] 0
A10 Tweeted anecdotes from Morio Ashizuka, a former developer on the original Shenmue project 0
A11 What's on the Menu in Dobuita: Yamaji Soba Noodles restaurant 0


[B] Culture / Real Life

ID

Description

Votes

B1

Japan’s economy at the time of Shenmue vs now

0

B2

Clothes and outfits in Shenmue 1

0

B3

Clothes and outfits in Shenmue 2

0

B4

Vehicles seen in in Shenmue 1

0

B5

Vehicles seen in in Shenmue 2

0

B6

Martial art styles seen in Shenmue

0

B7

Historical basis of the Chawan sign

0

B9

Field trip to Dobuita: real-life footage of Dobuita St at night

0

B11

Japanese post-boxes & postal delivery

0

B12

Bowing in Japanese culture

0

B13

Ryo’s daily pocket money

0

B30

Yu Suzuki's Research Trip to China 1994: Next Part

0


[C] Game Hacks



[D] Miscellaneous

ID

Description

Votes

D1

Historical tweets from the Shenmue Gai official account (retweeted by publisher Sunsoft) shenmue_gai from:sunsoftgames

0

D2

How the characters' names in Shenmue compare: Japanese versus English versions

0

D3

The Shenmue 2 comics (unlockable from the Xbox version)

0

D4

Characters in Shenmue that were based on SEGA staff (Note: apparently an NPC in S2 looks like Kenji Miyawaki - yatai area of White Dynasty Qr. Also sound director Aketagawa is owner of Yamaji Soba Noodles but did not voice him. Also architect is the guy at the construction site.)

0

D5

A survey of Fan-created Shenmue quizzes

0

D6

A survey of Fan-created Shemmue apps

0

D7

Information about the SoftImage plug-in for Shenmue (and the "Shenmue plug-in")

0

D8

How Shenmue's "Chapters" changed over the years (Research Topic)

0

D9

Shenmue 1 & 2 were originally going to be released together?! (Research Topic)

0

D11

Shenmue Piano Tutorial: let's learn to play a tune from Shenmue on the piano.

0

D12

Analysis of the E3 trailer "The Hidden Art Returns"

0

D16

How the Four Wude came to be

0

D18

The significance of the Big Dipper in Shenmue

0

D19

The Old Man and the Peach Tree (Early Shenmue Prototype)

0

D20

What's Shenmue fan translation project

0

D21

What was Shenmue Gai?

0

D23

Akiko Kosuge 小菅 昭子 (palm reader, and MC at the original Shenmue promo events)

0

D24

Game hack: attempting to visit the sun in Shenmue II

0

D25

What Dobuita Was Really Like in 1986 (IGN Japan article) https://jp.ign.com/shenmue12/31791/opinion/

0



[E] Japanese Magazine Articles


ID

Date

 

Description

Votes

E1

20-Nov-98

Link

Project Berkley: comments from Yu Suzuki [3 pages], Premiere scheduled

0

E2

27-Nov-98

Link

Project Berkley: overview, comments from Yu Suzuki [3 pages]

0

E3

4-Dec-98

Link

Project Berkley: 3D character modeling, comments from Yu Suzuki [3 pages]

0

E4

11-Dec-98

Link

VF3tb disc, Shenhua, Shenmue Premiere announcement [3 pages]

0

E5

18-Dec-98

Link

Shenmue Premiere (what to expect), Ren, animals in Shenmue [3 pages]

0

E6

25-Dec-98

Link

Shenmue Premiere (what to expect), Niao Sun, aerials in Shenmue [3 pages]

0

E7

1-Jan-99

Link

Shenmue Premiere venue in Yokohama: layout, how to get there [3 pages]

0

E8

8-Jan-99

Link

Shenmue Feature: the Hero and other Characters

0

E9

8-Jan-99

Link

Shenmue Feature: It's Magic! Special Effects and Production

0

E10

8-Jan-99

Link

Shenmue Feature: Interview with Yu Suzuki

0

E11

22-Jan-99

Link

Recap of the Shenmue Premiere in Yokohama: merchandise, attendee survey results [3 pages]

0

E12

22-Jan-99

Link

Recap of the Shenmue Premiere in Yokohama: opinions & comments from attendees [1 page]

0

E13

22-Jan-99

Link

Recap of the Shenmue Premiere in Yokohama: things that were said during from the presentation [2 pages]

0

E14

22-Jan-99

Link

Shenmue Premiere in Yokohama: still frame digest of the video shown [2 pages]

0

E15

5-Feb-99

Link

Shenmue Premiere & features of the game [10 pages]

0

E17

19-Feb-99

Link

Interview w/ Shenhua actress Hazuki Ishigaki | [6 pages]

0

E18

26-Feb-99

Link

Interview w/ Ryo actor Masaya Matsukaze [4 pages]

0

E19

5-Mar-99

Link

Interview w/ Ren actor Takumi Hagiwara [2 pages]

0

E20

12-Mar-99

Link

Free Battle system [4 pages]

0

E21

19-Mar-99

Link

Interview with Shenhua's Theme song vocalist Ioli [2 pages]

0

E22

2-Apr-99

Link

Preview: Shenmue at Tokyo Game Show Spring '99 [6 pages]

0

E23

9-Apr-99

Link

TGS '99 Flash Report [2 pages]

0

E24

19-May-99

Link

TGS '99 Interview w/ Yu Suzuki & Ohji Hiroi [7 pages]

0

E25

19-May-99

Link

Preview: Shenmue at Network Jungle II: Digitaliland [2 pages]

0

E26

19-May-99

Link

Q&A w/ Shenhua actress Hazuki Ishigaki [2 pages]

0

E27

28-May-99

Link

Report: Shenmue at Network Jungle II: Digitaliland [4 pages]

0

E28

4-Jun-99

Link

Interview w/ Ryo actor Masaya Matsukaze [2 pages]

0

E29

11-Jun-99

Link

Face portrayal in Shenmue; Hazuki residence rooms; YOU Arcade games [2 pages]

0

E30

11-Jun-99

Link

Interview w/ Ryo actor Masaya Matsukaze [1 page]

0

E31

18-Jun-99

Link

Interview w/ Shenhua actress Hazuki Ishigaki [2 pages]

0

E32

25-Jun-99

Link

Interview w/ Yu Suzuki [2 pages]

0

E33

9-Jul-99

Link

Shenmue Eidan Subway stamp rally [1 page]

0

E34

9-Jul-99

Link

Interview w/ Ryo actor Masaya Matsukaze [1 page]

0

E35

30-Jul-99

Link

Transcript of Yu Suzuki panel chat at IDCA design event [2 pages]

0

E36

17-Sep-99

Link

NHK documentary "Making Of Shenmue" recap [3 pages]

0

E37

1-Oct-99

Link

Shenmue intro cut scene recap & start of gameplay [4 pages]

0

E38

1-Oct-99

Link

Interview w/ Shenhua actress Hazuki Ishigaki in Dobuita [2 pages]

0

E39

15-Oct-99

Link

Shenmue Passport disc features [2 pages]

0

E40

15-Oct-99

Link

TGS Autumn '99 report: Yu Suzuki talks on stage [1 page]

0

E41

15-Oct-99

Link

TGS Autumn '99 report: actors for Ryo, Shenhua and Nozomi talk on stage [1 page]

0

E42

5-Nov-99

Link

Shenmue Key Events Timeline: from the Tower of Babel demo to the "Shenmue Zanmai" campaign & release date delay announcement

0

E43

17-Dec-99

Link

Interview w/ Yu Suzuki: Special Report [3 pages]

0

E44

24-Dec-99

Link

Interview w/ Shenmue Director Keiji Okayasu part I [2 pages]

0

E45

24-Dec-99

Link

Basic Shenmue controls [2 pages]

0

E46

24-Dec-99

Link

Shenmue systems (Magic Weather, Character Routines, Time Control) [1 page]

0

E47

24-Dec-99

Link

Shenmue Q&A (Making phone calls, saving games, buying goods etc)

0

E48

24-Dec-99

Link

The Shenmue world (Yamanose, Sakuragaoka, Dobuita) [2 pages]

0

E49

24-Dec-99

Link

Shenmue Story digest part I [4 pages]

0

E50

24-Dec-99

Link

Hazuki Residence floorplan & room descriptions [2 pages]

0

E51

24-Dec-99

Link

Interview w/ Shenmue designer Masanori Oe [2 pages]

0

E52

31-Dec-99

Link

Countdown to Release: a day in the life of Ryo [1 page]

0

E53

31-Dec-99

Link

Countdown to Release: free battles [5 pages]

0

E54

31-Dec-99

Link

Countdown to Release: Shenmue Story digest part II [4 pages]

0

E55

31-Dec-99

Link

Countdown to Release: Interview w/ the actors for Ryo and Nozomi (Masaya Matsukaze, Megumi Yasu) [2 pages]

0

E57

7-Jan-00

Link

Shenmue Special: basic controls & interactions [2 pages]

0

E58

7-Jan-00

Link

Shenmue Special: mini-games & vehicles [1 page]

0

E59

7-Jan-00

Link

Shenmue Special: Passport Disc guide [2 pages]

0

E60

7-Jan-00

Link

Shenmue Special: Story digest for discs 1 & 2 [6 pages]

0

E61

7-Jan-00

Link

Shenmue Special: Map of Dobuita & shop information [2 pages]

0

E62

7-Jan-00

Link

Shenmue Special: Map of Yamanose & Sakuragaoka [1 page]

0

E63

7-Jan-00

Link

Shenmue Special: Thumbnails of all characters [1 page]

0

E64

7-Jan-00

Link

Shenmue Special: In-game observations ("stalking" a character; what happens if you have no money for the bus etc)

0

E65

7-Jan-00

Link

Shenmue Special: Shenmue Q&A (Is there a "game over"?, Does the outcome of  the QTEs and battles affect the story?, Is the weather random? Etc) [2 pages]

0

E66

7-Jan-00

Link

Shenmue Special: Interview /w Shenmue development staff: Yu Suzuki, Manabu Takimoto, Keiji Okayasu, Masanori Oe, Eigo Kasahara, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi [3 pages]

0

E67

7-Jan-00

Link

Shenmue Special: Interview /w Shenmue sound staff: Yuzo Koshiro, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi [1 page]

0

E68

4-Feb-00

Link

Shenmue Special Part 2: Story digest for disc 3 [5 pages]

0

E69

4-Feb-00

Link

Shenmue Special Part 2: Free battle strategy guide [4 pages]

0

E71

4-Feb-00

Link

Shenmue Special Part 2: Interview w/ martial arts instructor Testuya Hattori and Masaya Matsukaze [4 pages]

0

E72

11-Feb-00

Link

Strategy Guide Part 1: Disc 3 story and events guide [4 pages]

0

E73

11-Feb-00

Link

Strategy Guide Part 1: Disc 3 battle strategy [1 page]

0

E74

11-Feb-00

Link

Strategy Guide Part 1: Map of Shin-Yokohama Harbor [1 page]

0

E75

11-Feb-00

Link

Strategy Guide Part 1: Motorbike & forklift racing [2 pages]

0

E76

11-Feb-00

Link

Strategy Guide Part 1: Q&A (What became of Ryo riding a bicycle as seen in the promo video?,  What happens if you try dialing Nozomi's phone number in real life?, What fighting style do Guizhang and Chai use? Etc) [2 pages]

0

E77

11-Feb-00

Link

Strategy Guide Part 1: Interview with Megumi Yasu (Nozomi actress) [2 pages]

0

E78

18-Feb-00

Link

Strategy Guide Part 2: Flowchart of Disc 1 [3 pages]

0

E79

18-Feb-00

Link

Strategy Guide Part 2: Flowchart of Disc 2 [3 pages]

0

E80

18-Feb-00

Link

Strategy Guide Part 2: Flowchart of Disc 3 [3 pages]

0

E81

18-Feb-00

Link

Strategy Guide Part 2: Complete maps of the Shenmue world [2 pages]

0

E82

18-Feb-00

Link

Strategy Guide Part 2: Free battle advanced guide [4 pages]

0

E83

18-Feb-00

Link

Strategy Guide Part 2: List of all characters and items [8 pages]

0

E84

18-Feb-00

Link

Strategy Guide Part 2: Interview with developer Eigo Kasahara about the Passport Disc [2 pages]

0

E85

18-Feb-00

Link

Strategy Guide Part 2: Did you Know…? (People, Battle, Articles) [1 page]

0

E86

3-Mar-00

Link

Photo shoot: Yasu Megumi cosplays as Nozomi [1 page]

0

E87

24-Mar-00

Link

Photo shoot: Yasu Megumi cosplays as Nozomi & mini interview [2 pages]

0

E88

19-Jan-01

Link

Shenmue II: Interview with Yu Suzuki [2 pages]

0

E89

25-May-01

Link

Shenmue II Special: evolved QTEs, free battles, Magic Maze, Map, following a character [3 pages]

0

E90

25-May-01

Link

Shenmue II Special: a message from Yu Suzuki [2 pages]

0

E91

22-Jun-01

Link

Shenmue II: interview with actors Masaya Matsukaze, Hazuki Ishigaki, Takumi Hagawara [2 pages]

0

E92

22-Jun-01

Link

Shenmue II: preview of features and starting area [1 page]

0

E93

13-Jul-01

Link

Shenmue II: Interview with Yu Suzuki [1 page]

0

E94

10-Aug-01

Link

Shenmue II: Shenmue Collection feature [1 page]

0

E95

10-Aug-01

Link

Shenmue II: VF4 special disk [1 page]

0

E96

7-Sep-01

Link

Shenmue II Special: interview with Yu Suzuki, Masaya Matsukaze, Hazuki Ishigaki | [2 pages]

0

E98

1-Nov-10

Link

4Gamer interview with Yu Suzuki on Shenmue Gai

0

E102

Link

Denfaminicogamer Manga about Yu Suzuki's early career (several pages)

0

E103

1-Feb-01

Link

Shenmue: The Movie

0


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