Friday, July 6, 2007

Junji Inagawa

Or, as translated here, Junji Inagawa Taxi Of Midnight.

This is a title I recall seeing in a video compilation of various survival horror titles (which is apparently no longer online), and though my interest was piqued, I was unable to find any information pertaining to it.

I randomly came across an eBay auction for the title, but with 'Junji Inagawa' attached, and searched up on that. There was an official page which is down now, though does have some of the screenshots and the basic text saved.

A Google translation of the JP Wikipedia article on Junji Inagawa seems to refer to him as an award-winning radio broadcaster of ghost stories. Apparently, several of the movies, television shows, games, and whatnot that he has been involved in involve ghosts. The one title in particular that I was originally interested in had the following as a description (rewritten for grammatical clarity):

The player is a taxi driver, and hears mysterious conversations from their passenger. The 'mysterious conversations' are apparently connected to Inagawa's own recordings.

So... yeah. Interesting stuff, to say the least. If anyone has any further information relating either to Mr. Inagawa or what he has done, please don't hesitate to contact me.

(Transcribed entirely from here.)