The September edition hits the stands today. My copy arrived in the mail a few days ago, but I still haven’t had a chance to read any of it. It came with five player cards: Seung-hwan Oh, Ryoma Matsuda, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Keisuke Kanoh and legend Masayuki Kakefu. Each of the next 2 issues will come with 5 more cards.
- Opening feature: Ultra Summer & Kyocera Dome Games
- Close-up Interview: Randy Messenger
- Another Side View: Messenger
- Pinstripe Report: Winning One Game at a Time
- Tigers’ Diary: Akinobu Mayumi
- Players’ Note: Akira Iwamoto
- Pop ‘N Talk: Shoya Yamamoto
- Tigers Farm Report (Masahiro Nakatani, Daiki Enokida, Hiroya Shimamoto)
- Next Generation Interview: Yuya Yokoyama
- Tigers Data Analysis
- Teammates Talk About: Taiga Egoshi
- Tigers’ History (1967-1982): Masaru Honma
- Advice Column: Katsuo Hirata
As always, if any of these really interest you and you’d like an English translation (or summary), drop your request in the comments section! I actually have plans to give limited edition full article translations away as prizes, but I’m not sure if anyone will take me up on the offer!