Gundam Thunderbolt: Kentaro Waki Director of Photography

The following interview is from the animation works booklet that comes with the special edition release of Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky. I highly recommend it for anyone, because the illustrations in it are fantastic. Also, be sure to follow Waki on twitter! — What kind of request did you receive from the director (Kou) Matsuo … Continue reading Gundam Thunderbolt: Kentaro Waki Director of Photography

Ask Tomino: Why Do People Tweet Negative Things?

Eina • 16 • Tokyo Q. Hello, Mr. Tomino. I was given a smartphone when I entered high school. I don't use it all that much yet, but after I watch an anime I like, it's fun to go onto Twitter and read other people's thoughts. It's great to find similar opinions or see someone … Continue reading Ask Tomino: Why Do People Tweet Negative Things?

Q&A with Granbelm’s Armanox Designer and Chief Animation Director, Jimmy Stone

With permission, these questions and answers were taken from Jimmy Stone's question box that he answers on his twitter. — When I see the design for the secondary protagonist, the black one with cat ears, I can't help but think about the Black Ox from Gigantor. There are lots of homages to Black Ox, but … Continue reading Q&A with Granbelm’s Armanox Designer and Chief Animation Director, Jimmy Stone

∀ Gundam Question Corner with Okawara Kunio & Yasuda Akira

This interview is from the 1999 May release of Animage, so only shortly after the series began airing. It's very short but I hope you enjoy it! Okawara Kunio Mechanical Designer — What kind of meeting did you have with Tomino? Okawara: There were plenty of meetings with Tomino when he was in his trial … Continue reading ∀ Gundam Question Corner with Okawara Kunio & Yasuda Akira

Gundam NT: Behind The Scenes With Director Yoshizawa Shunichi & Producer Ogata Naohiro

If I have my information correct Gundam NT (Narrative) was the first Gundam movie to get a US theatrical release on February 19th, 2019. At the very least, it got a rather timely release only months after it showed in Japan as well a great turn out so hopefully, this is a step in the right … Continue reading Gundam NT: Behind The Scenes With Director Yoshizawa Shunichi & Producer Ogata Naohiro