Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Nintendo’s Legendary CEO to publish in English via VIZ

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Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Nintendo’s Legendary CEO will be published in English physically and digitally in spring 2021 by Viz Media. This is the same book released in Japan last year by Hobonichi, the company of Mother series creator Shigesato Itoi, where it went by the title of Iwata-San. This book will recount details of the life of deceased Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, including various interviews with creators like Itoi and Nintendo mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto. It will also include thoughts directly from Iwata, seemingly pulled at least in part from the popular Iwata Asks segments that Nintendo used to run.

Satoru Iwata was arguably the most beloved person in Nintendo’s entire history. Granted, Shigeru Miyamoto’s creations like Mario have been critical to the business’s success, but he’s also known for flipping the table. Iwata, meanwhile, was simultaneously a technical genius and a leader with deep foresight and maintained seemingly amicable relations with everyone he ever met. I can’t imagine a Nintendo fan who wouldn’t be interested in Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Nintendo’s Legendary CEO.

Viz Media is also publishing a collection of Super Mario manga as Super Mario Bros. Manga Mania, due out later this year.

Will you be grabbing Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Nintendo’s Legendary CEO and celebrating the life Satoru Iwata?


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!