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  1. Pengi

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    Would anyone fluent in Japanese be able to translate this and provide the full context? It's rather confusing.

    There's another tweet here: https://twitter.com/Mazin__/status/1428989142860369922

    EDIT: And another tweet: https://twitter.com/Mazin__/status/537104028035854338

    DeepL:
    Ayano Ancient is Ayano Koshiro, of the developer Ancient: https://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,19704/

    She worked on the 8-bit version of Sonic 1.

    MTJ is Fukio Mitsuji: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukio_Mitsuji

    He's best known as the designer of Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands and Popils, but he was also the designer of SegaSonic Bros.

    Neither are credited on Araiguma Rascal: https://www.mobygames.com/game/araiguma-rascal

    Second edit: Googling Sister Sonic and Araiguma Rascal brought up this discussion thread from 2007: https://5ch-ranking.com/cache/view/gamemusic/1173328800

    DeepL translation:

    Note: I think that should be "Ancient", not "Enchant". And obviously "Popful Mail" and not "Popple Mail".
     
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  2. Starduster

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    As I recall, the monitors were based on/inspired by a contemporary model of Apple Macintosh monitor at the time in particular.
     
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    Since writing that post I've seen both Sister Sonic and Popful Mail next to each other in the schedules, suggesting they were two separate projects (or the schedules were wrong). So maybe!
     
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  4. Pengi

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    Very interesting! Which magazines had both of them on the same schedule?
     
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    https://retrocdn.net/index.php?title=File:BeepMD_JP_1993-06.pdf&page=20
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    Could easily be a misprint though - I haven't checked surrounding issues or rival publications.
     
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  6. Brainulator

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    I think that's Sonic 3's monitor's that look like MacIntoshes, though: compare http://info.sonicretro.org/File:Sonic3K_MD_Sprite_Monitors.png and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Macintosh_Color_Classic_1994.JPG. As far as I can see, Sonic 1 and 2 just seem to be using basic CRT monitors, though I imagine there may be something more specific we could tie it to.
     
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    Video that's come out with a history of the Spinball Whizzer ride, that most here will know far better under it's Sonic Spinball incarnation.
     
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    I'm out of the loop, do we still don't know the content of these magazines? Consider my hyped if it means we'll get scans for the first time.
     
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    WOW!!!... Harmony!!! ... :thumbsup: ...
     
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    Seeing as it was an internal Sega Japan magazine, yes.
     
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    We do have an idea of what is in some of them, largely based off of the above issue which has already made it out, as well as brief info blurbs found on the back of its Sega Freaks cards and the odd incomplete scan here and there. For the most part, it seems to have most often covered all of Sega's current activities during the month it was published.

    That might not sound so exciting at first glance, but since it is all official + very broad in scope there is bound to be tons that we're missing out on in them, and complete scans will undoubtedly paint a clearer picture of Sega as a company at that point in time. These famous Michael Jackson photos, for example, were all printed in Harmony.
     
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    Yeah I remember hearing about Harmony a while ago, used to be quite the mystery iirc.
    Can't wait to take a look at it!
     
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    Awesome work Ryo, cheers for that!
     
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  18. Black Squirrel

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    You've done us proud.

    I await someone to actually translate a lot of this, but hey, opening dates for Sega World Ikuwa and Sega World Natsumi - we would probably never find that information elsewhere.
     
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    Having just hovered Google Lens over it to copy the results into Deepl, the cover feature of that one seems to be going into really quite specific detail about Sega's employee training program for the first Joypolis park in Yokohama. Really quite specific to the extent they actually went and published the entire four day schedule that all of them took part in:
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    The following page then covers the Sega 1000. My description of Harmony's coverage as "very broad" upthread has never seemed truer.
     
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  20. Brainulator

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    I think we oughta have a thread about Harmony-related findings, if the hype is to be believed.