About the Book
Title: MOTHER 2: Giygas Strikes Back
Japanese Title: MOTHER2―ギーグの逆襲
Author: Saori Kumi (久美沙織)
Publisher: Shinchosha (新潮社)
Tagline: In order to save the future of humankind, we must confront an enemy of epic proportions. The original novelization of the hit Famicom RPG. A great literary work of love and courage.
The Mr. Saturn font makes a special appearance.
Interviews with the Author:
About the Author
Saori Kumi was born on April 30, 1959 in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture in Northern Japan. Saori Kumi is actually her pen name, as her real name is Ineko Hatano (maiden name Ineko Sugawara). She graduated from the Department of Literature at Sophia University, earning a degree in Philosophy. Kumi currently lives in Nagano Prefecture with her husband Taka Hatano, their young daughter, and their 5 large dogs.
Saori Kumi has written books in a wide variety of genres: science fiction, fantasy, mystery, horror, historical, and nonfiction. She is perhaps best known for her video game novelizations, including MOTHER, Dragon Quest, Angelique, and Terranigma. The only one of her works which has been translated so far has been her novelization of the manga Emma into German.
Aside from her literary experience, Kumi is also very active in late childbirth education; she gave birth to her own daughter at 45 years old. Much of her website is devoted to childcare topics, and she contributes articles to childcare magazines on a regular basis.
Pictures of Interest
Kumi’s husband takes the dogs for a walk. (Interestingly, he is often seen wearing a traditional Japanese Hakama in his pictures.)
Her husband preparing food for the dogs in their kitchen.
Next to the kitchen.
The other side of the room.
And finally, one more shot that shows the rest of the living room.
Kumi at breakfast during their stay at an Inn while traveling in Aso.
Another picture from the trip, taken at dinner.
Kumi with Momo, one of the dogs from another property they stayed at during the trip.