Takahashi Meijin And His Fast Fingers Joins Steins;Gate Company Mages

By Spencer . October 8, 2012 . 9:06pm

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Former Hudson spokesperson Toshiyuki Takahashi better known as Master Takahashi is now working for Mages. Mages (formerly known as 5pb) is behind visual novel games like Steins;Gate, Robotics;Notes, and the Corpse Party series on PSP. Master Takahashi was immortalized as Master Higgins, the main character in the Adventure Island games, and as a Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 cameo.


Takahashi will do video game promotion for Mages starting with a streaming show called "Gacha." The program will broadcast weekly every Friday night at 8PM on Nico Nico.

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  • Just Tim

    Looks like 5pb/Mages has a thing with Konami Japan; 1st, it signed Riyu Kosaka (you’re a true DDR fan if you know who she is!).  2nd, Hideo Kojima’s visual novel collab with Mages.  3rd, Master Takahashi (Hudson’s de facto answer to Hideo Kojima) joining the crew of Mages.

    Either way, welcome aboard to Mages, Master Takahashi!

  • Code

    rar, really approve of this, Takahashi I think has loads he could offer 4pb with his expertise, especially with any of there future shmups > w <;; Honestly I'm so eager to see what becomes of this move~ this whole move though, makes me want a spiritual sequel to the Star Blade series so badly / A ;;;

    • Aoshi00

      I was thinking what he could contribute to mages :)  I just see him hang around different chicks these days, like a true pimp, “let me show you why they call me Takahashi Meijin” lol…

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        He is “MEIJIN” after all.^_^

  • Good on you, Takahashi! Lending your talent to a very good company, that’s for sure!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Expecting a new VN from Mages with a shump as it’s main game there lol.^_^

    • Barrylocke89

      I’m trying to imagine how a VN SHMUP would work.

      “You want to have a picnic in the park with me senpai? I…I never thought you’d ask. Of COURSE I’ll go with you…

      …If you can capture my spellcard! RAINBOW SIGN! ‘Skittle Barrage Of Curvy Laser Destruction!’ ”

      I think it would take a while for me to get my waifu in this game…

      • Kibbitz

        While not common, they do exist. This is one of the most recent releases: http://products.alchemist-net.co.jp/products/burunyanman/

        • Barrylocke89

          Well…I suppose I’ve seen everything now, haven’t I.

      • s07195

        Like this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2OqVWl1KL4&feature=relmfu

        Don’t mind the name, it’s just to attract viewers.

  • Alexandra Cordes

    I love Mages. Just wish their VN collaborations with Nitro+ along with the sequel to Corpse Party would get localized or at least fan-translated. : (

    (Yes I know Chaos;Head was translated, and god it was amazing)

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