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In 1994, Jean-Jacques Beineix made a documentary called Otaku. It features a nine-minute tour of Nintendo’s offices, and it is wonderful to watch.

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The original recording is in French (and has circulated online for a while), but ComputerTales recently uploaded a version featuring machine translation into English, which while jarring still at least lets you know what’s going on.

There’s a lot of interesting stuff discussed about the Super Nintendo and origins of Mario, but the highlight might be seeing Miyamoto do some quick sketching for the cameras.

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And getting to see the stuff he’s got at his desk:

You can see the full thing here:

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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