Konami author Tak Fujii announces his skip from a company
Last night on Twitter, Konami author and internet meme star Tak Fujii announced his skip from a organisation he’s been during for 20 years.
Here’s a chatter that kicked it off:
It’s been good 20 years of creation. Thanks for all who supported, preferred my titles. Farewell and competence a extreeeeemeness be with KONAMI.
— Tak Fujii 藤井隆之 (@Tak_Fujii) Dec 17, 2014
Tak isn’t indispensably one of a some-more apparent people from a Japanese gaming theatre for Westerners; titles he’s played some purpose in consolidate Pro Evolution Soccer, Frogger 3D, Blades of Time, and Ninety-Nine Nights II. It was that latter game, however, that finished him a dwelling name for some in a West.
You see, Tak was prejudiced of Konami’s E3 2010 press conference—an eventuality that became imaginary from a incentive it kicked off. The press contention was one of a many bizarre, surreal, awkward, and comical live broadcasts to ever start in a industry, and a nod was so crafty that Konami switched over to doing pre-recorded presentations for any following E3.
While there were large conspicuous moments from a show, Tak’s arrangement for Nintety-Nine Nights II generally stood out:
I had a probability to accommodate Tak a few years ago during a pre-Tokyo Game Show party, and one of a things that unquestionably stood out to me was how good of a male he was, and how in travel he took a luminary he viewed from that Konami press conference. He never seemed mistreat or indignant by a reactions viewers had had, instead selecting to hee-haw along with them during what he knew had not been a best of press conferences. His genuine and straightforward nature, we have to believe, are what helped him advantage a following he has, even though carrying been a prejudiced of many vicious gaming projects.
Near a finish of final year, Tak announced that he had been diagnosed with cancer. Even during his treatments, he always shielded a certain opinion on Twitter, origination jokes about holding “one million pills by a finish of this nightmare” and thanking all of his fans for their well-wishes. While Tak conspicuous on a gentle media use that cancer wasn’t a reason for his withdrawal Konami, he’s also conspicuous that he’s still trade with a effects of a disease, and still “needs vicious attention.” He also promises that he isn’t decaying from diversion development—he’ll usually be focusing on things from some-more of a freelance and individualist angle.
So, Tak, we wish we a best—both in in your health, and your destiny career.