Archive for April, 2009

Satellaview Profiles – Hikaru Ijuin (伊集院光)

For a while, I’ve been trying to look up some of the personalities associated with the Satellaview – mostly for the programs they were associated with in the service itself, as well as a sampling of some of their other contents.

This article should have some nice bits about the Comedian Hikaru Ijuin. Proper Japanese spelling 伊集院光.

You’ve probably seen that name on this blog already. That’s because Hikaru Ijuin is the host of
伊集院光の放課後の王様 (“Hikaru Ijuin’s After School King”)
as well as
伊集院光の怪電波発信基地 (Was never quite sure, but I think now it’s meant to be “Hikaru Ijuin’s Bizarre Radio Signals”)
Of which I put some of the episodes up on here. In fact, it seems I may have indeed put up all of “After School King” – according to the Japanese Wikipedia that program aired from 95-96, while the latter show aired from 96-97.

He’s had a long history of other programming, sandiwching his two Satellaview programs like giant-size buns that make you ask where the beef is.

In both of the programs, Ijuin and his guests, Laughing Group (笑組) – would voice out ongoing serial comic skits during set time intervals, each consisting of a thematic “gag”, like the Reverse Funny Aneuryism “Dragon Quest IX” skits, or skits involving sexy girl voices.

Rather certain now that that kind of stuff, Nintendo would no longer let fly.

Hikaru Ijuin has quite a lot of his content uploaded on NicoNicoDouga – in fact, for all the Satellaview radio I’ve got, there’s nearly double in terms of unrelated radio shows. Most of the stuff is more his recent works than his past works, however.


Sutte Hakkun – NP vs. BS

When I tried to look up on “Sutte Hakkun”, I was guided to Wikipedia.

For once, an article with a lot of useful info on a game.
But, are all these differences that notable between versions?
Since I couldn’t find any of the games going around on sale, I once again took the cheap-way-out of emulating… but unlike most people who go straight to the NP Version, I started with the “BS Event Version”. Read the rest of this entry »


Satellaview Soundtracks – BS Dragon Quest (Dragon Quest Symphonic Suite)

Putting up a new batch of MP3s.
The Dragon Quest music has been arranged in various soundtracks, but I’m relatively certain the music from the Satellaview version matches the Super Famicom Version Symphonic Suite for Dragon Quest 1.
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Sekiban retrospective.

I wanted to try to appeal to the Zelda guys again. O:
This video was around quite a bit before the recordings of the game broadcast, but for whatever reason I waited a while to put it up.
This is the “BS Zelda: Inishie no Sekiban” Retrospective, from a Zelda promotional DVD (Guys, I forget, was it for Wind Waker? aaa.)

(EDIT: Oh, yeah, it was “Zelda no Video”. Thanks Smashmaniac. He also provied this url; here

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Radio – The last of “After-School King?”

These next three embeds are the last episodes of “The After School King” put up on NicoNicoDouga. The very last on, in particular, looks like it may have been a finale episode. 🙁
I kinda wish I could have some of this translated, so I can figure out the context. Read the rest of this entry »


Satellawalker… what…?

For a while, I’ve been trying to get some info on the “Satellawalker” game series without much result. I thought I’d post what little I got anyhow, though. Read the rest of this entry »


Satellaview Soundtracks – F-Zero (F-Zero Soundtrack, Super Famicom Game Music)

In the old blog, I used to upload Mp3s rather randomly.
This time, though, I hope to have this sorted out more by what game they appeared in.

Here, I will put up some examples from F-Zero.
The music from BS F-Zero seems to consist of –
a) Music pulled straight from “Super Famicom Game Music”.
b) Synthesized arrange based of the “F-Zero Soundtrack”, which was a set of jazz arranges.
c) All-new compositions, which I obviously lack clean rips of. Read the rest of this entry »

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The service’s last moments.

I originally had this video up with the “BS Tantei Club” vids, but it really deserved it’s own post – I’m just a bit of an unorganized crammer, really.

This melancholy video, which I found labeled “LAST DAY”, shows someone viewing St. Giga’s farewell message, and being unable to even get a BS Yoshi no Panepon download in time… Read the rest of this entry »

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