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Masahiro Sakurai coming to Harada's Bar? Tekken Director inquires what fans would ask the Smash Bros. Director given the chance

'Preferably something other than about Smash Bros.'

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • July 27, 2021 at 12:12 p.m. PDT • Comments: 13

Bandai Namco has been working alongside Masahiro Sakurai and Nintendo to develop Super Smash Bros. for nearly 10 years since development began on the 3DS and Wii U entries in the series. After DLC wrapped up for Super Smash Bros. 4, Bandai Namco would return to work after a brief break to assist in the development of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Needless to say, the addition of Tekken representation, a series that closely involves Katsuhiro Harada, to the roster made a ton of sense when it was first revealed that Kazuya Mishima would become playable.

Mysteriously, Katsuhiro Harada recently went to Twitter to ask fans what questions they would ask Masahiro Sakurai if given the chance. Based on how the question is worded, it seems like there is a particular reason why Harada is asking this.

"What question would you ask if you had the opportunity to talk to game creator Masahiro Sakurai?" asked Harada on Twitter. "Preferably something other than about Smash Bros."

It seems very likely that Harada is planning to have Sakurai as a guest during a future installment of his Harada's Bar series. More than likely, Harada will have the Twitter replies open to ask Sakurai fan questions.

Notably, Harada created this Tweet in both Japanese and English. The "Preferably something other than about Smash Bros." part of Harada's Tweet was likely a direct request from Sakurai himself considering that the Smash Bros. Director has it in his Twitter profile that he's unable to answer these type of questions.

Earlier this month, Harada's Bar welcomed Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown Chief Producer Seiji Aoki as a guest. This certainly adds credibility to the idea that Harada might've invited Sakurai to a future episode of Harada's Bar.

As such, it might be a good idea to respond to Harada's Tweet if there's something you'd like to ask of Masahiro Sakurai.

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