For our latest feature, we are delighted to have reached out once again to Idzuki Kouji, the mangaka (author and illustrator) of Samus and Joey and Metroid EX, a four-part story for Metroid that was a manga series, published in Comic Bom Bom between December 2002 to April 2005 in Japan. Since we last spoke with Kouji-san in our interview back in 2019, Samus and Joey has been re-released as an eBook by Kodansha. The feature we have produced here, is a collection of his tweets over a ten month period between March 14th 2021 to January 8th 2022. With Kouji-san’s permission, we sought to translate these tweets in an attempt to preserve a record of his thoughts, feelings and his memories of working on Samus and Joey. Additionally, Kouji-san discussed his experiences playing Metroid Dread in these tweets.
Kouji-san also left a closing message on the feature for fans, which we hope you will read!