Satoshi Tajiri Quotes

The technology in making games and in making anime is really similar. There are common concepts.

Pokémon was made with Miyamoto-san's advice. Since I was a teenager playing Donkey Kong he's always been my role model. He's a mentor for my heart.

When I was 18 I already had a business going.

I'm very careful about violence in games. I'm not interested in creating violent effects.

The more I learned about games the more frustrated I became because the games weren't very good. I could tell a good game from a bad game. My conclusion was: let's make our own games.

I was really interested in collecting insects.

In Japan violence in games is pretty much self-regulated.There's more violence in games in the U.S. in things like Mortal Kombat where they rip out hearts and cut off heads.

Pikachu 'pika' is the sound Japanese say an electric spark makes. And 'chu' is the sound a mouse makes. So Pikachu is like an electric mouse.

I was really into Space Invaders in about 1978. It got me more and more interested in video games. There wasn't any media to get information about games so I came up with Game Freak magazine.

I had a cat though. I wanted to name the frogs because I watched them grow but there were too many.

Japanese people wouldn't come up with ideas of blood splattering all over. Japanese focus more on the intricacies of the actions the motion.