A portion of a NowGamer interview with NanaOn-Sha’s Masaya Matsuura…
NG: Why did you decide to go with marching band music for Major Minor’s Majestic March? And what has been like working with Rodney Alan Greenblat again (the artist who worked on Parappa the Rapper)?
MM: As with PaRappa, the process of turning a simple concept into a concrete product is very difficult to explain.
One influence is the brass bands of New Orleans and American Colleges, another the new opportunities presented by the Wii. There truly are countless reasons. As for Rodney, well, his designs have a unique quality wherein just by seeing them they turn your body’s happy switch to “ON”. Whether it’s PaRapper or Major Minor, I’m thankful to have such a rare quality evident in my games.