Hobonichi Techo Weeks 2023 MOTHER: My Friends is based on Shigesato Itoi’s 1989 game for the Famicom, MOTHER (EarthBound Beginnings in North America).
My Friends is made from the same fabric used in neckties. The cover is deep red and finely embroidered with characters from the first installment of the MOTHER series, including the main character Ninten and the other characters he befriends on his adventure: Loid, who is shy but smart; Ana, who is kind and has mysterious powers; and Teddy, a ruthless gang leader who was kind as a boy.
Other characters temporarily join your party on the way, and you’ll spot them in the design too. Pippi, who got lost in Mother’s Day and was saved by Ninten, and the brave warrior Flying Man, who came to Ninten’s rescue in Magicant, both make appearances.
The necktie fabric gives the cover its characteristic soft texture and shiny look. The year 2023 is printed in white.
As a free bonus, this Weeks book includes a protractor, based on the item carried around from the start by one of MOTHER 2’s protagonists, Jeff. The numbers are written in a pixelated font, and flying above Jeff in the middle of the protractor is none other than Bubble Monkey!
Do you want to know more about Hobonichi Weeks?
The weekly edition Hobonichi Techo is a compact book that's easy to carry everywhere. The planner inside consists of a weekly calendar on left page and a graph paper page on right. It starts on January 2023 and ends in December 2023.
Although slim, thanks to the exclusive and high-quality Tomoe River paper, every Hobonichi Techo Weeks contains 69 graph paper pages for note-taking at the end of the book.
Starting from this year, you are able to choose your favorite language between Japanese and English. You also find an image to see the differences.