Kamapon (kamapon) wrote in gyakuten_saiban,

Facts about Naruhodo and mitsurugi. Interview with Takumi, the creator.

I've been, at last, reading the interviews with Takumi Shu, the creator of Gyakuten Saiban.
Curious facts about them two that made me laugh out loud or wonder where did the author got the idea fromXD
Anyway, I thought you ought to know!

Well, the important things he said about Phoenix or ryuichi are that he likes the mountain bike and uses it a lot, he travels by train or by bike wherever he goes to.
also it seems that he was in the Arts Faculty because he wanted to become a Shakepeare Actor, he also planned on traveling to England to study, but then he read about Mitsurugi in the newspaper and decided to chase after him, as it is said in the videogame. (GEEZ, that explains a lot how thatrical he is in court!)
Also, the author answers to the "User's voice" (a poll that was made among all GS fans there in Japan about their opinions on both Mitsurugi and Naruhodo's birthdate, place of birth, style of clothes, likes dislikes (food, women..), hobbies, favourite sports, etc.) that he thinks that a perfect baito (part-time job) for Naruhodo would be Mangaka assistant (O_O)
( It seems that he really had some REAL artistic talent, in the end)

I was really amazed of this piece of information, really. In the author's mind, Naruhodo is an ex-Shakeperean's actor to be, decided to go to England, that quited his carreer to go after Mitsurugi (AHEM!!!), that likes biking and worked as mangaka's part time job assitant when studying.

In case you wonder, I include the results of the poll for Naruhodo. also I include suekane's opinion about this (I imagineyou all know who suekane is, but in case you don't is the oficial mangaka for Gyakuten Saiban (the one who made the Yomigaeru Gyakuten special Ed. comic)
Remeber this is not "official" whatsoever. Suekane's opinion could be considered, though, as she's one of the official illustrators and works daily with Takumi Shu, the author.

Birthdate: 1st. April, 2nd July 3rd sometime in Spring (Suekane says he's like to be born in September (Virgo))
Bloddtype 1st : 0, 2nd: A, 3rd. B (Suekane is of the opinion of he's a O bloodtype also, for he's one to act befor thinking and a very active character)
Birthplace: Either Tokyo or Saitama, (In Suekane's pinion he was born in Saitama, in the Kanto prefecture (quite close to Tokyo))
Favourite clothes: People say he likes to wear T shirts and jeans, very casual, Suekane says he looks like wearing some kind of parka.
Living place: Well, we all know, and people say he lives in a dormitory or un some kind of uniplace apartment, Suekane also says he lives in a dormitory.
Freetime: Rolling around winsXDD (so much Phoenixish!XD), some other people say that he hangs out with Mayoi or goes running. suekane thinks he does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING XDDD
Hobbies: Belive it or not, here says "Bathroom cleaning"XDDDDDDDDDDDD also says go to the movies or read. Suekane says he probably likes playing videogames.
Favourite food: Japanese-style food, Ramen or any instant food. Suekane says he's kind of omnivorous XD
Favourite drink: here says 1st beer, second: sake and 3rd coffee. Suekane thinks he likes Diet coke.
Sport Although Takumi san said he likes mountain biking, people think he does not like it very much. some others think he likes soccer or (WTF) Badminton. suekane thinks he likes swimming (OOOH HELO GANTTTT XD)
Music: Jpop, Tonosaman XD or Western Music (non Japanese). suekane says, nothing special or maybe Karaoke.
Kettai (mobile phone) Different opinions to say the same thing , a REALLY simple one.
Part time job at university: a convinient Store clerk, as waiter or as home teacher. (buuuut in fact he was mangaka's assitantXD) Suekane thinks he did something not very hard.
Kind of girl: Kind girls, Chihiro type or a cute girl. Suekane also thinks he likes kind girls.

and that's all for Naruhodo, now let's go for Mitsurugi.

Apart form the interview traslated so kindly in GayGamers.com (don't miss that one), in where is said he owns a very big dog (a Collie, perhaps? I think so, because of the frilly neckXD). Here says, also about his Pontiac (remember? the car from Knight Rider??? that was ALSO a PontiacXD).
but the most funny thing is about the facts back when he lived with the Karumas. Here it says, that the hythm in Karuma Family is "My way" by Frank Sinatra (in English, of course) in case you don't remember is this one:

And now, the end is near, and so I face, the final curtain.
My friend, I'll say it clear,
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain.
I've lived, a life that's full, I've traveled each and every highway.
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Regrets, I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention.
I did, what I had to do, and saw it through, without exemption.
I planned, each charted course, each careful step, along the byway,
and more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew,
When I bit off, more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up, and spit it out.
I faced it all, and I stood tall,
and did it my way.

I've loved, I've laughed and cried,
I've had my fill; my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing.
To think, I did all that, and may I say --- not in a shy way,
"Oh no, oh no not me,
I did it my way".

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.
To say the things, he truly feels,
And not the words, of one who kneels.
The record shows, I took the blows ---
And did it my way!

I did it my way.

The uthor says it's a song the Karumas (including Mitsurugi) sing when they win a case XD ( he says: "Karuma gou would go: "here Reiji, sing!" lending the mike to him") and he wonders if Meichan would also sing XDDD
He says he live with the karumas till he debuted (age 20) and then he bought a really huge, luxurious flat for his own. The housekeeper of Karuma's mansion went with him because she was worried he would not be able to manage.

And now the poll for Mitsurugi:

Birthdate: Between December and March is the popular choice. some other say in Autumn or maybe in a date as 1/1, 2/2...etc... Suekane thinks he was born an Aries, April the 2nd.
Bloddtype Rather A or AB type, suekane afirms he's AB ( changing or double personality).
Birthplace: Maybe Tokyo or Foreseas places as USA, England or Germany. Suekane says Chiba...near Tokyo in Kanto prefecture.
Favourite clothes: Frilly clothesXDD and maybe some expensive branded ones. Suekane prefers him wearing jackets.
Living place: Big expensive flat!. In any case they agree he lives in somewhere with Western Style. However, Suekane says she can see him living in a typical Japanese place.
Freetime: Reading, working or drive are the most chosen options. in suekane opinion he goes shopping for brand new stylish clothes and body care lotions and stuff (gaygaygay)
Reading, watching films or DVD, listen to music of watch Tonosaman show. Suekane says he collects antiques.
Favourite food: Western Food, French cuisine or something very very Japanese. In suekane's opinion he likes sweet chesnuts (typical snack from Japan)
Favourite drink: Wine, Red tea or something sweet are in the poll, anyway suekane thinks he likes a fine whisky
Sport They see him playing Tennis, Billiard, Archery or fencing. Suekane is of the opinion of him liking soccer
Music: Classical, Western music and Tonosaman's XD. She (suekane) says he likes Jazz.
Kettai (mobile phone) Lattest models (other say he doesn't have any). Suekane thinks he's a weird guy and prefers emails
Part time job at university:Some even say he worked as a HostXD some other say he didn't ned one, and others think he helped in some lawyer offices
Kind of girl: XDD people think he's secretly in love with ChihiroXD Other's opinion is that he likes mature women, really femenine ones, others that he likes te¡hem shy and gentle, but Suekane thinks he does not like any kind of girlXDDD

Maybe I'll translate Godot's next time...only say that he's the teacher's pet, Author's favourite. He likes fighting and has quite a hard boiled temper.
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