Ideon: Mechanical Designer Higuchi Yuichi

Original interview found in the 1982 March special release of Animec. — Prior to this, you worked for Submarine as their art director. However, when you worked on Ideon, you took on the position of Submarine's mechanical designer. Was there any reason for this? Higuchi Yuichi: Ideon was the second anime I worked on as … Continue reading Ideon: Mechanical Designer Higuchi Yuichi

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Hisone to Masotan: Original Character Designer Aoki Toshinao & Character Designer Ito Yoshiyuki

Original interview here. How to Express Gentleness In Anime — We’ve heard that chief director Higuchi Shinji extended an offer to you. Do you think you can go into detail about that exchange? Aoki: There isn’t much to talk about since one day I suddenly got a Facebook message from him. At first, I thought, … Continue reading Hisone to Masotan: Original Character Designer Aoki Toshinao & Character Designer Ito Yoshiyuki

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 Masotan: 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 Masotan: 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