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Character back stories?

Postby Kirino_Matsuyama » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:54 am

Where can I find out about the back stories of all the characters in Shenmue? I was listening to the Shenmue Podcast, and the information they had about some of the minor characters was amazing!

I'm living in Japan, so if there is a Japanese book with the info in, all the better :heart:
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Re: Character back stories?

Postby ShenGCH » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:19 pm


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Re: Character back stories?

Postby johnjohnbrem » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:17 pm

Always enjoyed these back stories of small background characters and the sheer randomness of some of them. Toshiki Kagawa's just insane, for example, like it was written on the spot
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Re: Character back stories?

Postby Yokosuka » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:01 pm

johnjohnbrem wrote: Always enjoyed these back stories of small background characters and the sheer randomness of some of them. Toshiki Kagawa's just insane, for example, like it was written on the spot


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Re: Character back stories?

Postby Kirino_Matsuyama » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:17 am



Thanks for the link ^-^

Do you know where the information was originally published? I fancy getting a physical copy to add to my collection. Would it have come out in a Shenmue Guide Book?

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I think I've found the book with the character info.
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Re: Character back stories?

Postby James Brown » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:29 pm

All this information on characters was also on the Shenmue Passport disc, but online content, you can technically still access it, but it's a bit tricky :)
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Re: Character back stories?

Postby Your Boy Leroy » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:23 pm

One of the Shenmue strategy guides actually had biographies for all of the characters. I'm not sure if the link from the Dojo has the same information.
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Re: Character back stories?

Postby Kirino_Matsuyama » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:45 am

Just to confirm, I bought the above guide, and it does give character profiles.
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Re: Character back stories?

Postby Kirino_Matsuyama » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:26 pm

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Just noticed that people are selling the above guide on Amazon Japan for $917 USD! Maybe now's the time to get those guide books before the prices sky rocket.
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