Interview with Kana

Gordman had the honor to talk with the japanese multi-talent Kanako Urai, better known as the worldwide wrestling superstar Kana. She is a graduate of the Osaka University of Arts Junior College. Today she speaks with Gordman about her job as a graphics desginer and XBox360 magazine journalist, her games collection and more. Check it out!


Kana (nickname ´The World Famous´) in
business outfit

Gordman: Konnichiwa Kana! At first, thanks for your precious time, I really appreciate that. When did you discovered your passion for video games for the first time?
Kana: I was hooked for the first time by Metroid & Goemon.

Gordman: Which consoles and handhelds do you own?
Kana: Famicom (NES), Disk System, Super Famicom (SNES), Sega Mega Drive, Mega CD, GameGear, PC Engine, CD-ROM 2, GameBoy, GB Advance, Nintendo 64, 64DD, WonderSwan, Nintendo DS, DSLL, DSi, 3DSLL, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox360, PlayStation, PS2 and PS3.

Gordman: Would you give away the secret how many games do you have in your private collection?
Kana: About 3000 for all of my consoles.

Gordman: Please explain our readers exactly what you do in your job.
Kana: I´m a professional wrestler. And I run a design office and a beauty salon.
By design, there are things you have to design, like the characters of two software titles (Nintendo DS). And I produced this 30 mobile software.
(Note from Gordman: The beauty salon is called "Another Heaven" and is placed in Yokohama)

Gordman: On which Nintendo DS games can we enjoy the graphics you made (please tell us a few games for example)?
Kana: (DS) Such as character design: www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/dsiware
(Xbox360) Only title design: www.pinball.co.jp/games/ChainCrusher/CCEV/news

Gordman: I read that you like the products from Rockstar Games. Which are your favourite series (like Midnight Club or Grand Theft Auto) from Rockstar Games?
Kana: Red Dead Redemption.

Gordman: In wrestling, your entrance theme is called "The Sun Rises" by Rei Kondo from the game Okami. Is there anything special for you in relation to this wonderful game? 
Kana: OKAMI is the best game. Then, the main theme of the game ("The Sun Rises") is best.

Gordman: My website is dedicated to the Sega Master System. What do you think about this cult console from the 80´s and 90´s?
Kana: I love Sega. It is also my motion capture "Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown".
I am particularly fond of Mega Drive (Rampart, Crying, Gunstar Heroes, Dynamite Headdy, Granada).

Gordman: Arigatou Kana! I wish you all the best in the future!



Special thanks to sugarnr4.

Wait! If you like this interview, please also enjoy my interviews with LuFisto´Lightning´ Mike Quackenbush and ´The Cleaner´ Kenny Omega from february 2017!


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