A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Rieko Kodama

A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Rieko Kodama

To honor the tragic passing of pioneer Rieko Kodama, we talk about her origins as "Phoenix Rie" at Sega, her love of movies like Star Wars and adventure stories, and much more.

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Episode Notes

To honor the tragic passing of pioneer Rieko Kodama, we’ve invited Shane Bettenhausen back on the show to honor her legacy. We talk about her origins as “Phoenix Rie” at Sega, her love of movies like Star Wars and adventure stories, as well as:

  • Her work on the Phantasy Star series
  • The quiet legacy of Magic Knight Rayearth and 7th Dragon
  • Why it’s tragic that it’s so hard to play Skies of Arcadia

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