8-4 Play: 5/1/2020: MANA’S BEST FRIEND

Brand new audio, same old cast. Well, besides Roy and Derm. So basically not the same old cast. Anyway, grab a beverage and saddle up (indoor) poolside as we celebrate Golden Week responsibly and put our new trial audio engineer’s skills to the test.

Every other week, tune into 8-4 Play for talk about video games, Japan, and Japanese video games, straight from the 8-4 offices in beautiful downtown Tokyo. Hosted by 1UP Japan's own Mark MacDonald, John Ricciardi, and Hiroko Minamoto.

May. 1 2020

Posted by: Brad

Episode Notes:

Time – Topic Discussed:

2:55 – Nicknames

10:01 – Final Fantasy VII Remake

11:50 – Animal Crossing New Horizons

23:59 – Trials of Mana

33:01 – Sakura Wars

38:59 – News: The Last of Us 2 leaks, NieR Re[in]carnation, rumors of a PS5 reveal, and more!

1:13:00 – Closing comments

And now, here’s the music we used in THIS episode!


Intro: Meridian Child – Hiroki Kikuta (Trials of Mana)

Ending: Segata Sanshiro Theme – (Sega Saturn Advertisement)