Tomino Yoshiyuki: 40 Years of Gundam

On May 5th, NHK aired the results for the Ultimate Gundam Showdown — a poll of all Gundam series to rank the top show, character, mobile suit, and song. Along with announcing the results, various segments were aired including an interview with director Tomino. The transcript of the segment can be found here, and the videos … Continue reading Tomino Yoshiyuki: 40 Years of Gundam

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Tomino X Nagano: Partners In Mecha

Originally from the Five Star Story Outline published 12/21/2001. But, this interview, in particular, can also be found here! Nagano Mamoru: Guess what, I’m now the same age you when we first met. Tomino Yoshiyuki: Is that so? Nagano: But this is the first time that we’ve been able to sit down a talk together like … Continue reading Tomino X Nagano: Partners In Mecha

A Place Further Than The Universe: An Interview With Director Ishizuka Atsuko

Original interview found here. From Fantasy to Reality: The Process of Thorough Interviews — First off, where did you come up with the idea of having high school girls go to Antarctica? Ishizuka Atsuko: When I was working on No Game No Life, I kept talking about how my next venture was going to be … Continue reading A Place Further Than The Universe: An Interview With Director Ishizuka Atsuko

Hisone And Maso-tan: An Interview With Executive Director Higuchi Shinji & Character Designer Aoki Toshinao

The original video interview can be found on here. The following translation can't be used as subtitles because I did not format it to be used as such.  All images can be found at the official Hisomaso Instagram. Executive Director Higuchi Shinji Working On An Original Anime Higuchi: Ok, when you think about it, anime is something … Continue reading Hisone And Maso-tan: An Interview With Executive Director Higuchi Shinji & Character Designer Aoki Toshinao

The Beast of Possibility: Building the 1/1 Unicorn Gundam

On September 24th, 2017 the life-sized Unicorn Gundam was unveiled where its predecessor, RX-78-2, once stood. Throughout the months during its development, photos were uploaded all over the internet, but thanks to Dengeki Hobby we have an interview with the staff of the Nomura, the company tasked with creating the beast of possibility. Original Dengeki … Continue reading The Beast of Possibility: Building the 1/1 Unicorn Gundam

Interview with Gundam Twilight AXIS Staff — Part 3 (Final)

Third and final part of the Twilight Axis interviews withdirector Kim Se Jun, chief mechanical director Abe Shingo, and producer Taniguchi Osamu! First & Second — Was making Twilight Axis different than making any other Gundam series? Abe: It wasn’t all that different. Of course, it was our first time exclusively streaming to Gundam Fan … Continue reading Interview with Gundam Twilight AXIS Staff — Part 3 (Final)

Newtype Mar. 2018, DARLING In The FRANXX – Mechanical Designer Koyama Shigeto

• Adventures with Director Nishigori Atsushi — You’ve worked together with director Nishigori Atsushi on a multitude of works, and both of you joined the industry around the same time. When did you two first meet? Koyama Shigeto: We met during Gunbuster 2: Diebuster (Koyama: mechanical designer, Nishigori: animation director, key animator), but we didn’t … Continue reading Newtype Mar. 2018, DARLING In The FRANXX – Mechanical Designer Koyama Shigeto

Mazinger Z: Infinity’s Director Shimizu Junji

It's the 50th anniversary of Nagai Go and his revolution works. Following tail of the worldwide release of Netflix's Devilman Crybaby, Mazinger Z: Infinity works its way around the globe releasing in theaters worldwide. The US theatrical release is scheduled for February 11th and 12th. Check out if there is a viewing near you here! … Continue reading Mazinger Z: Infinity’s Director Shimizu Junji

0080 War In The Pocket: A Story About The Children Left Behind – Director, Takayama Fumihiko

The sixth installment and final installment to the six days of Gundam with Setting Production, Horiguchi Shigeru and Production Advancement, Nakayama Koutaro. Merry Christmas! Day One – Producer, Uchida Kenji Day Two – Character Designer, Mikimoto Haruhiko Day Three – Mechanical Design Cooperator, Akitaka Mika Day Four – Key Animator & Mechanical Design Cooperator, Iso Mitsuo Day Five – Setting Production, Horiguchi Shigeru … Continue reading 0080 War In The Pocket: A Story About The Children Left Behind – Director, Takayama Fumihiko

0080 War in the Pocket: Working on 0080 – Setting Production, Horiguchi Shigeru & Production Advancement, Nakayama Koutaro

The fifth installment to the six days of Gundam with Setting Production, Horiguchi Shigeru and Production Advancement, Nakayama Koutaro. Day One – Producer, Uchida Kenji Day Two – Character Designer, Mikimoto Haruhiko Day Three – Mechanical Design Cooperator, Akitaka Mika Day Four – Key Animator & Mechanical Design Cooperator, Iso Mitsuo — How did the two of you come to work on … Continue reading 0080 War in the Pocket: Working on 0080 – Setting Production, Horiguchi Shigeru & Production Advancement, Nakayama Koutaro