Hi everyone. This is Matsuyama or CyberConnect2. Here’s our question! What do you like about manga production? As the artist, actually I’m the author, of manga “Chaser Game,” (I’m happy you know of it!) how do you feel? As well, do you think the freedom we see in manga, anime, and light novels can be brought into games? I see. Let’s start from the top. As you say, I am currently involved in a manga production, published on Famitsu.com It’s a work life series called “Chaser Game” based on the Japanese video game industry. It’s serialized to release every three weeks. Manga production is fun! The thing about manga is I would be writing the manuscript of the manga at one instance, and three weeks later, it would be already released. Our readers would be able to read it. This speed is a particular advantage of manga production. Having what you have in your head currently be published in just a few weeks’ time Video games take 1 to 3 years to make, and your ideas would only see light in 2-3 years’ time. Because manga production is so immediate, it’s very fun to make. To creators, being able to receive our customers’ feedback so quickly makes us happy. After having actually experienced such production, I must say it’s very enjoyable. The starting point of my own career as a creator was manga. My friends often say that they’ve always expected me to work on manga at some point. Of course, I will continue my main focus in games. At the same time, I do want to enjoy creating manga. We also have other manga projects to be announced besides “Chaser Game.” And we will ensure that people in the world will be able to read them. So please look forward to future announcements! Do I think that the freedom of expression in manga, anime, or light novels can be reflected in video games? Yes, or more specifically, though it varies a little from company to company, since for myself the origin of my creative career is manga, most of the games we make at CyberConnect2 follow the anime style closely, and often have characteristics of shonen manga. So we get inspirations from these manga, which inevitably are reflected in our work. That being said, I think that’s one of our strengths. We want to continue bringing the style and expression of Japanese manga and anime into our games, since it will definitely be interesting to be able to experience that real-time with a controller in hand. We aspire to continue creating such games.