Sega Harmony findings megathread

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  1. Black Squirrel

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    Further to the above:

    https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/筑紫野ベレッサ

    It appears the Sega World opened along with the building, "Chikushino Tokyu" (筑紫野とうきゅう). It was closed at the end of March 2006 (I think) and then re-opened in 2007 as "Chikushino Belleza". Apparently it was built to cater for some new housing in the area, but was squeezed by bigger/better rivals.

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    This was the state just before closure - the Sega World would have been on the left, but I think they'd long gone at this point.

    Judging by the photos it looks like a horrible fever dream. Some Sega Worlds are true works of art, this one... not so much.
     
  2. Ted618

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    It's an obvious, literally front and centre observation, but this has what is probably one of the best cover arts of the bunch - Naoto Ohshima has notably shared his initial sketch of it on Twitter
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    I believe it has been ascertained on here that someone else did the colouring for these, but their name escapes me right now.

    With it being the first issue of 1994, there unsurprisingly seems to be many brief pieces inside from virtually of all of Sega's directors and executives at that time, largely talking about the company's business prospects for the year. All not worth much to us without an accurate translation, but some of the more recognisable faces that I noticed were Shoichrio Irimajiri, Hideki Sato, and Hisashi Suzuki. Plus, more from the aforementioned Takenori Ogata:
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    And then there's a whole host of others featured, many of which aren't documented at all. They should be one day.
     
  3. Pengi

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  4. RyogaMasaki

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    Here you go, from top going down:

    オレンジ・黄色のサーチライト!!
    Orange-yellow search lights!!

    空はコバルトブルー(マリンブルー)
    しかし、昼で!!
    中央にあるのがラスベガスの様なネオンバリのSEGAワールド(未来のテーマパーク)
    (昼だけど、空とマリンブルーポクしてSEGAワールドは、夜のネオンにして)
    The sky is cobalt blue (marine blue)
    but it's daytime!!
    The center is a SEGA world with neon attached to it, like Las Vegas. (The theme park of the future.)
    (It's the middle of the day, but the make the sky a marine blue and the SEGA World lit up with neon like at night.)


    (too cut off to be sure)

    オ湯?
    コド?
    Hot water (possibly comparing some part to an onsen?)
    kodo (no clue, too cut off)

    カッコヨクデザインして
    Make this a cool design.
     
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  5. Gryson

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    Presumably:
    SEGAの看板
    "The Sega sign"

    太陽のゴトク
    "Like the sun"
     
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    Gryson is definitely the superior handwritten kanji reader.
     
  7. RyogaMasaki

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    Tangentially related to an earlier post about the free medal coupons and other paper work from Sega arcades: recently I've been expanding my old arcade medal collection, focusing on Sega ones. Some of the ones I bought came wrapped in plastic, in counts of 10, which made me wonder if they came from a Sega arcade like that, or if the previous owner had wrapped them. So I turned to JP twitter, and it turns out they were wrapped like that by the amusement center staff!

    https://twitter.com/Har7201/status/1526394910026346497
     
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  8. Ted618

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    An outlier
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    Isolated case, or one of several examples of this brand extending outside of the Joypolis/Galbo locations where it was meant to be confined to?