Mon, 01/19/2009 — Sak

Update: For the first time in E-Mails That Never Received a Reply's five year and four post history, this e-mail has received a reply. Over a week after having sent the e-mail. Check below the original e-mail for FUN.

Dear Taito Corporation,

Throughout the years, I have been a fan of your series of Bubble Bobble games. The adventures of Bub and Bob are, in my humble opinion, among the greatest stories of the 20th century, rivaling the Bildungsromanesque overtones of Mann's "Magic Mountain" and Tarkovski's paean to mysticism, "Nostalghia". However, why did you guys ever bother to create games based on Bub and Bob's human adventures? Parasol Stars is pedantic and meandering and Rainbow Islands is simply straight up fucking stupid. Please don't remake these games. If you already have and I just didn't know about it, then dang. That ain't cool.

Write back please.

Taito's Reply:

Dear Mr. Sak

Thank you very much for being a fan of Bubble Bobble.

We appreciate your evaluation of our games, especially contrasting to the literature masterpiece is quite unique,

Though we are not able to reveal our future game development map, your precious comment is forwarded to our product planning department in order to reflect to product planning,

with kindest regards

Taito Corporation Europe


Tue, 01/20/2009 — Ragu

Today is truly a historic day.

Sun, 01/25/2009 — James

I heard that the producer of Bubble Bobble died back in December.

Very sad.

Sun, 01/25/2009 — Ragu

I heard about that a few days ago, has it been confirmed yet?
I think it was the actual game and character designer, not the producer. Well, whenever I get some solid proof, I'm pourin' out a forty of CAMO for one of the great unsung heroes of video gaming.

Sun, 01/25/2009 — James

Yeah, it was the designer, not the producer. According to the Bubble Bobble BBS (which was translated here, he had some kidney problems, followed by a cardiac arrest. The lack of any actual news articles about this are pretty suspicious, though.

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