Trivia / Shigesato Itoi

  • He Also Did: Unsurprisingly, many people in the west aren't aware of his non-MOTHER work; it's kind of inverted in Japan, where MOTHER is just another thing he dabbled in and comparatively obscure.
  • The Merch: This is how his site is supported, as it contains no advertisements. Memorably, his line of customizable Hobonichi day planners has sold over 300,000 copies (that's right, Itoi can make day planners sell like hotcakes). And yes, there have been MOTHER shirts at some point. Also, ramen.
  • No Export for You: Most of his works get this treatment outside of Japan.
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