Tomonobu Itagaki Would Like To Be A Political Candidate

By Ishaan . August 9, 2010 . 3:06pm

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In an interview with Edge magazine, former Team Ninja head and founder of new startup, Valhalla Studios, Tomonobu Itakagi, reveals his desire to enter the world of politics.

 

“Yes. There have been some offers for me to become a political candidate in Japan, and we do need a strong leader,” Itagaki revealed to Edge staff, after requesting that they ask him whether he’d like to get into politics. The interviewer then asked whether Itagaki felt Japan would accept a leader with his fashion sense.

 

“I think so. No, they will,” Itagaki asserted. “Think about it. Japan is such a hot country, and yet all the current leaders wear suits all the time. Does that make any more sense? I’m much more picky about how I dress. But, you know, there are a lot of things I haven’t done in this industry, so I’ll probably stay in it until I die.”

 

Food for thought:

 

By his own admission, here are a few of the things Itagaki considers to be of importance in the world: Violence, women, flowers, friendship, betrayal, death, dancing and children.


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  • Eddie

    Its the women that got him in trouble. lol

  • http://blog.botec.vg/ edgeCrusher

    I’d vote for him.

  • http://whatistheexcel.com/ Excel-2012

    Violence, women, flowers, friendship, betrayal, death, dancing and children are all things every politician is known to like so he has a pretty good chance.

  • MisterNiwa

    Well you have my vote… not.

  • Kunio_kun

    WTF is wrong with some of these dumb-ass celebrities recently thinking they have any sort of credentials for politics??? First Wyclef and now this assbag… Well, Game Informer said he fell off a balcony/platform recently so I guess that puts him on even-footing with Bob Dole, right???

    • idofgrahf

      The sad thing is, he isn’t even a celebrity, just an idiot who love to run his mouth and think his game are so great (which they are not). His what we would call a narcissist.

    • satchidananda

      It’s surely a bit foolish to take everything Itagaki says at face value. He’s probably (hopefully!) having a laugh. I don’t really see how you could interpret a quote like this in any other way:

      “Think about it. Japan is such a hot country, and yet all the current leaders wear suits all the time. Does that make any more sense? I’m much more picky about how I dress.”

  • lostinblue

    “Violence, women, flowers, friendship, betrayal, death, dancing and children.”

    That sounds like a better plot than his games have.

  • http://chronotwist.deviantart.com/ JustThisOne

    I just love how the headline was with a picture of him holding a katana. He’d rule with a cotton-fist.

  • goronyan

    game developers these days…

  • karasuKumo

    Never played a Ninja Gaiden game, the outfits are way too camp and not at all Ninja like so I don’t know why he’s talking about clothes lol. Ninja’s dressed like normal civilians and farmers not whatever his design team scribbles. ¬_¬

  • gatotsu911

    I love this guy. He’s completely insane.

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