Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio “Fun” Meeting 2019 set for November 16 [Update]

SIE Japan Studio community event returns for 2019.

Japan Studio "Fun" Meeting 2019

Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio will host “Japan Studio ‘Fun’ Meeting 2019,” this year’s edition of its annual community event started in 2017, on November 16 from 17:00 to 20:00 JST at SSJ Shinagawa Building in Tokyo, the company announced.

Here is an outline of the event:

  • Food buffet and free drinks (alcohol included for those ages 20 and up)
  • Special souvenirs
  • A live talk by developers from Japan Studio
  • Game showdown and quiz tournament
  • Toro and Ape Escape, which are celebrating their 20th anniversary, will appear alongside Astro from Astro Bot (Editor’s Note: This is referencing costumed characters)
  • The event will be live streamed on YouTube

Attendance will cost 1,000 yen, but is limited to 150 persons. Sony will accept applications to attend from September 19 to October 20. If too many people apply, attendees will be chosen by lottery. To apply, fill out the participation form here.

It should be noted that, judging by the 2018 event, this is no more than a community gathering where fans can interact with Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio developers—not an event where announcements will be made.

Update 11/07/19: The YouTube link has been added above.

The event will feature the following Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio staff members:

  • Shuhei Yoshida (SIE Worldwide Studios president)
  • Kazuo Kato (SIE Product Development head)
  • Nicolas Doucet (Astro Bot: Rescue Mission creative director / producer)
  • Gento Morita (Astro Bot: Rescue Mission lead game designer)
  • Sebastian Brueckner (Astro Bot: Rescue Mission art director)
  • Miho Kinebuchi (Astro Bot: Rescue Mission character artist)
  • Felicien Nozieres (Astro Bot: Rescue Mission artist)
  • Mayu Kawaguchi (Astro Bot: Rescue Mission artist)
  • Keiichiro Toyama (Gravity Rush series / Siren series creative director)
  • Momomko Ikeda (Gravity Rush 2 associate producer)
  • Kyosuke Wakasa (Gravity Rush 2 associate producer)
  • Ryoko Morita (Gravity Rush 2 / Work Time Fun artist)
  • Junya Ookura (Gravity Rush series / Siren series lead game designer)
  • Yoshiaki Yamaguchi (Siren NT / Gravity Rush series / Knack series art director)
  • Miki Takahashi (Siren series creature designer)
  • Takashi Namima (Everybody’s Golf VR associate producer)
  • Masaaki Yamagiwa (Deracine / Bloodborne / Tokyo Jungle producer)
  • Teruyuki Toriyama (Deracine / Bloodborne / Soul Sacrifice series producer)
  • Tomoyuki Takahashi (Knack II, Boku no Natsuyasmumi 2 gameplay programmer and manager)
  • Koji Hasegawa (Shadow of the Colossus / Knack series lead artist)
  • Kazuma Kizuka (Shadow of the Colossus PS4 assistant producer)
  • Nahoko Murao (LocoRoco series / PaRappa PS4 producer)
  • Keigo Tsuchiya (LocoRoco<?em> series art director)
  • Tarou Matsuda (Trash Panic / Open Me! director)
  • Isamu Terasaka (SIE Creative Product Services vice assistant)
  • Ryo Sogabe (SIE Creative Producer Services Video Department manager)
  • Shunhei Akahoshi (SIE Japan Studio associate game designer)
  • Kazuhiro Fukaya (SIE Japan Studio associate game designer)
  • Yuika Mafune (SIE Japan Studio associate artist)

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