Previously we learned about the Hobonichi Mother Project, a special celebration and series of releases for the series from its creator Shigesato Itoi and his company. Now we know the first part of this, a tribute book full of art and comics from multiple creators celebrating Mother, EarthBound, and Mother 3. Fittingly, it’s taking its name from one of the many recurring musical themes of the games – Pollyanna. 

Among those featured will be Toby Fox, creator of Undertale and Deltarune. The Mother series’ influence can certainly be felt there, and based on the preview it’s clear that all involved hold that same level of respect for this strange, funny, and heart-rending trilogy. The book will also include a Mother sticker sheet.

The Mother tribute comic Pollyanna will be releasing from the Hobonichi store on June 12th for 2640 yen (or about $25). It’ll then be available at other Japanese retailers on June 25th. There’s no word on if there will be an English release of Pollyanna, or if it’ll be importable from Hobonichi, but be sure to stick with us for further updates on this and other, future parts of the ongoing Mother Project.

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.

Ricky Berg