Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Decent Year



Dear SEGA,

You had a great year!
Well ... maybe great's pushing it,
but it was decent.

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

 里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Friday, December 30, 2011

Barnard 3

Dear SEGA

Hey, check this out, guys.
The Phoenix Mirror in space!
The universe speaks.

(oh by the way, the picture's real, not one of my crappy photoshops.)

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

 里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Shenmue Day



Dear SEGA,

It has been 12 years
since you gave the world Shenmue.
Feels like yesterday.

And though it's dated,
no game has yet to match it.
Not a single one.

There's only one game
that could topple its greatness.
Shenmue 3, of course!

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

 里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Meri Kurisumasu!




Merry Christmas, Sedge!
I hope you enjoy your gift!
'Twas fun making it!


A shout out to Jesse for contacting me to help him make a special Christmas gift for his friend Audom. For all three of you out there reading this now, you might remember Audom as the Shenmue fan over at Sedge Trees that I've mentioned a couple times before. Jesse wanted to combine two of Audom's favorite things, Shenmue and Batman into one awesome gift, so he contacted me, I made the strip, and then he made a poster out of it. Looks like it turned out rather well. Your real Christmas present is that you have awesome friends, Audom.

By the way, Audom, your new nickname is Sedge. Another christmas present for ya.

And since we do everything in threes, here's another.



Quite the strange symbol.
Shenhua then thinks to herself
where did the moon go?

Merry Christmas, peeps!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

...AND MANY MORE!



Dear SEGA,

This year's Christmas Sale!
I've got all these already,
but thanks anyway.

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

 里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ad Nauseum



Dear SEGA,

Man, I need a nap.
Do I even need to say
what else I need, guys?

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

 里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

SAVE THE WORLD, SEGA!






Dear SEGA,

You've got exactly
one year to make Shenmue 3.
So says idiots.

Maybe the world ends
because the game's not made yet.
Ever think of that?

Now THAT's some logic
I can wrap my head around.
Amen to that shit!

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.


里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Where Will Yu Be?

Dear SEGA,

And where will I be
the day after tomorrow?
Right here, Still whining.

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

 里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Bottom Line


Dear SEGA

You'll make Shenmue 3,
and that's the bottom line, man!
'Cause Stone Cold said so!

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

 里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Unaffordable


Dear SEGA,

Remember the time
you made Phantasy Star 4?
Unaffordable.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Shadowrun Online


Dear SEGA,

Shadowrun Online.
You should acquaint yourselves with
its developers.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chance Time


Dear SEGA,

If only it was
just that easy in real life.
There's still a chance, though.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

All American


Dear SEGA,

Wanna make things worse
for yourselves than they have been?
Publish Mcgee's games...

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Monday, December 12, 2011

Shenmue OST Day



Today is the birthday of not just one, but TWO composers of the Shenmue soundtrack.

Of course I am talking about Takenobu Mitsuyoshi and Yuzo Koshiro .

While everyone and their mama is familiar with Koshiro, Mitsuyoshi is a bit more obscure, probably because he's strictly SEGA, unlike Koshiro. According to his Wiki page, Shenmue 2 was the last major game he worked on, and seems to be his last big project.

: (

I sure hope he hasn't been tucked into a corner by SEGA, as this gentleman has musical gold in his veins. Here's to hoping he gets to score more Shenmue and Daytona games. OR ANYTHING.


Howsabout a rousing live rendition of Let's Go Away from Daytona USA? HELLSH YESH.




I don't know who the percussionist is, but I really got a kick out of him. These two work really well together and are fun to watch.


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Not to leave Yuzo Koshiro out, here's a rather fascinating video showcasing some of his work.





While this vid kinda makes him look like a thief, it doesn't diminish his stature one bit. He's worked on many classics such as, Y's, Revenge of Shinobi, and Actraiser being a few not shown in the vid. The guy's a gaming legend.


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While not their birthdays, Ryuji Iuchi, Osamu Murata, and Takeshi Yanagawa also worked together with the 2 birthday boys on the Shenmue OST, but that's not gonna stop me from declaring today as "Shenmue OST Day." NORP. Two out of five aint bad.

So do yourselves a favor and curl up to the majestic sounds of Shenmue today, and every other day for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. Well, probably not that much, but at least on every December 12th. Better yet, listen to the Shenmue Orchestra cd. Here's a few of my favorite Shenmue songs to round out this post.






















































I didn't realize I've been sitting here for a few hours listening to all this great music, I'd better stop and post this already. Check out Ziming's channel at Youtube for every Shenmue related piece of music in existence. Matter of fact, check out his channel for everything Shenmue related, PERIOD.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Running Low


Dear SEGA,

I hope you announce
a new Shenmue sometime soon.
Patience running low.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Three Rings Acquired By SEGA


Dear SEGA and Three Rings Design,

It's good to see you've
put more than one ring on it.
Congratulations!

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I'm Looking For A Man Named Charlie


Dear SEGA,

Do it for Charlie!
How can you deny a man
his last dying wish?

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Iwata Asks


Dear SEGA,

Answer this question.
Satoru Iwata asks:
"Where is Shenmue 3?"

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Monday, December 5, 2011

Or Something Like That


Dear SEGA,

Come on, count with me!
Shen plus Mue plus 1 plus 2
equals ... Shenmue 3.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Ready For More


Dear SEGA,

How well's it selling?
Hopefully good enough for a
sequel or two.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Friday, December 2, 2011

To Receive Hope Is Really Pleasant


Dear Yu Suzuki,

I'm glad you're not tired
of all the Shenmue questions.
Because they won't stop.

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bo Knows


Dear SEGA,

Bo knows that you will
finish the Shenmue series.
Eventually....

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Net Torture?


Dear SEGA,

Hanzo the razor
will give you the net torture
if you don't make it.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Gooch


Dear SEGA,

You should get him to
produce new IP for you.
It might be a boon.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Giving Of The Thanks


Dear SEGA,

Thanksgiving again.
And what am I thankful for?
...That you're still around.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Welcome To The Real World


Dear SEGA,

Saturn slogans ... BAH!
"The Game is Never Over?"
You're so full of shit.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Monday, November 21, 2011

Without


Dear SEGA,

It must continue!
Every day sans Shenmue 3
is just another.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Split Screen


Dear SEGA,

Two-player mode sucked.
But it was certainly a
valiant effort.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Waggle Optional


Dear SEGA,

If you Wiimake them,
please, make waggle optional.
That shit's annoying.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Friday, November 18, 2011

Prophetic Planchette


Dear SEGA,

THE BOARD HAS SPOKEN!
I asked about Shenmue 3,
and here's the answer.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Daisy Fuentes Volleyball?


Dear SEGA,

How 'bout another
Daisy Fuentes Pilates?
Hmm ... nahh, Fuck that noise.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Exclusivity


Dear SEGA,

Re-release the games!
You can at least put them on
Microsoft's console.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ