Artist and translator garmmy has uncovered a gem from the distant past: a roundtable discussion with Shouzou Kaga, the creator of Fire Emblem, from the “Genealogy of the Holy War Fan Special” book.
In this discussion, three hardcore fans from Japan met with Kaga to chat about Genealogy of the Holy War, which had only released recently. The book was printed back in June 1996, so there isn’t anything new per se, but there’s still loads of really cool tidbits.
The discussion itself is in Japanese, but garmmy has translated it in its entirety–and you can read it in full on their blog. As the blog mentions, the discussion goes over big spoilers for the game, so be wary if you haven’t played or finished it yet.
Below, I’ll share some highlights from the discussion, as well as provide some (hopefully useful) commentary.