Talking to Kenja
Our guest this time is Kenja. He is a university student now. He is a member of the university swimming club. He is a real athlete.
NyanBazPlease tell us about your childhood.
NyanBazWow, you were doing Nikoli from you were very small. What kind of puzzles did you solve then?
NyanBazYou were making puzzles and also solving puzzles at the time. It's a very early time to do that, just a third grader. I think that Kurodoko is quite hard to understand for someone who doesn’t do puzzles.
NyanBazKuroobi was published in Nikoli Vol. 94 (Mar 2001). Is that your first work?
NyanBazWhy did you get absorbed like that?
NyanBazWhy do you like it?
NyanBazMochikoro was published in quite a few issues. And you continued making puzzles afterwards. Which puzzle do you like now?
NyanBazWhen I make Heyawake, there are many situations where it must be this one way. Slitherlink has few such situations.
NyanBazWhich puzzles are you weak at?
NyanBazOur mobile site was already closed down. I am happy to hear that we had such an effect with that site.
NyanBazWhen you make puzzles, do you decide on the difficulty and development from the beginning?
NyanBazWho is your favorite author?
NyanBazWhat are your hobbies other than puzzles? Do you still like swimming?
NyanBazYou really keep going.
NyanBazWith trains there is a rule that you are not able to repeat any section on one ticket. I think that resembles a puzzle too. Are you going to make puzzles from now on?
NyanBazI look forward to that. Now for the last question, anything you want to tell the people solving your puzzles?
Interviewed Sep 2013 Published on Feb 25, 2014