Posted on July 18 2015 by Alexis Anderson
As most gamers already know, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passed away last Sunday. For those of us who may not know how to express our grief over this loss, a good idea would be to put your thoughts down in writing. Tokyo Otaku Mode is sending fan messages of thanks, farewell, and support concerning Iwata’s passing to Nintendo and to Iwata’s family members. All you have to do to be a part of this is add your message to the comments on Tokyo Otaku Mode’s Facebook post, here.
Akira Himekawa, creator of many official Legend of Zelda mangas has contributed heartwarming artwork to honor Iwata’s memory. Accordingly, you may also contribute original artwork with your message. Messages will be accepted until July 20th at 11:59 am PDT. To read specific procedures and see Himekawa’s full tribute artwork, hit the jump!
Here are the guidelines as provided by Tokyo Otaku Mode:
(visit the official Facebook post here to contribute)
・Please write a message to Mr. Iwata in the comments of this post.
・If you would like to contribute your original artwork and illustrations, please provide a comment on the post along with the pictures you upload.
・Messages will be accepted until 11:59 a.m. (PDT) July 20, 2015.
・After we put the messages each accompanied by a name into a special layout, we will send them to a representative at Nintendo.
I think it’s wonderful that Nintendo and the Iwata family will get to read the heartfelt messages of sympathy from fans whose lives were changed for the better thanks to Iwata’s influence. Will you be taking this chance to contribute a message? What do you think of Akira Himekawa’s artwork? Will you also be sharing an illustration with your message? Let us know in the comments!