The Iwata Asks interview series was a wonderful resource for anyone wanting to get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the decisions and processes that go into making video games. They also gave us a glimpse of the personalities behind our favourite games, particularly that of the dearly-departed President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata.

While we're still waiting for a hardbound Iwata Asks book (come on, Nintendo!), Japanese resident and free-time translator Nick Mosier is posting pages of a previously untranslated interview with Executive Producer of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, Akitoshi Kawazu.


While the Wii game itself isn't particularly noteworthy, just seeing a jovial Iwata once again laughing with an interviewee makes this worth a read, in the same way that we read through all the other interviews whether we'd played the games or not. In the first part the pair discuss their 'mysterious' connections having both attended the same university and had various other coincidental 'connections' in their past.

Mosier is updating his website with each section of the original six-part interview as they're translated, so be sure to check it out if you want some old-school Iwata Asks laughs and feels.

Do you miss these interviews? Would you like to see the Iwata Asks series return in a book or even brought back in some form - a Bowser Asks series, perhaps? Let us know below.

[source kotaku.com, via gameinjapanese.com]