My other thread about the Japanese Kurzgesagt youtube channel was decently popular, so let’s do another one.
A week or so ago, Masahiro Sakurai created a youtube channel, talking about game design, both from a broad and a very narrow perspective. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the director behind quite a few Nintendo first-party titles, mainly Kirby and Smash Bros.
He’s making short (usually < 5 minute) videos talking about game design. If you’re familiar with channels, such as GMTK, Adam Millard, or similar, the videos are sort of like that, maybe a bit less refined as of now.
He has 2 channels, one in Japanese with Japanese subtitles (baked in, kinda lame), and one with the same Japanese audio, but with English subtitles (also baked in, even lamer).
Japanese channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/sora_sakurai_jp
English channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/sora_sakurai_en/videos
The english channel also has the youtube style Japanese subtitles if you really need both in the same place for some reason.
Looking at the videos, the language seems fairly simple, he’s using less kanji in the subtitles than Kurzgesagt was I’m pretty sure. The text is similarly in formal Japanese as well. His speech sounds a bit unnatural (probably not used to reading off of a teleprompter yet), but he speaks very clearly.
All in all, if someone’s interested in game design, it’s a worthwhile watch. He’s been at it for 9 days and he has 8 videos.