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CyberConnect2 President Writes Manga About Working in Games Industry

posted on by Kim Morrissy

CyberConnect2 president Hiroshi Matsuyama is writing a manga about the games industry, which began monthly serialization on games website Famitsu on Monday. The manga, titled Chaser Game, is drawn by Kōtarō Matsushima and tells the story of a young man who works at CyberConnect2.

Famitsu describes the story as follows: "The story starts when the protagonist Tatsuya Shindō rises to a senior position in the company. Shindō has been told to manage a team as their leader, but his colleagues are oddballs. And the creator tells lies...!"

Matsuyama said, "This is an ensemble story set in the modern games industry over the past 10 years. These past 10 years have been a time of big change for the games industry. I created this story to cast a spotlight on a young person working diligently in that environment." He said that he had received assistance from various companies and that their real names and logos will appear in the manga.

CyberConnect2 is best known for its .hack// game franchise, for which Matsuyama served as director. The franchise inspired anime and manga adaptations. The company is also known for the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series of fighting games, and also worked on the Asura's Wrath and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven games.

ANN recently interviewed Matsuyama about his future plans for the company.

Source: Famitsu, Comic Natalie

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