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

Creating Zambot 3: Mechanical Designer Hirayama Rioji

This interview was originally published in the 2018 autumn edition of Great Mechsnics G. — You were credited as the mechanical designer for Invincible Super Man Zambot 3, but wasn't that your first time working on an anime? Hirayama Rioji: Yeah, getting my foot into Nippon Sunrise’s (Currently: Sunrise) office was my first step. Getting … Continue reading Creating Zambot 3: Mechanical Designer Hirayama Rioji

Ideon: Director Tomino Yoshiyuki And The Mystery Of The 6th Civilization

  The original interview can be found in the 1982 March special release of Animec. This interview took place and was published after the run of the original Space Runaway Ideon TV series and prior to the release of the movies The Ideon: A Contact and The Ideon: Be Invoked (they were a double feature.) … Continue reading Ideon: Director Tomino Yoshiyuki And The Mystery Of The 6th Civilization

The Path to Penguin Highway: Talking with Director Ishida Hiroyasu and Author Morimi Tomihiko

Morimi Tomihiko, known for his novels that sparked the hit anime The Eccentric Family, Tatami Galaxy, and The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, teamed up with Ishida Hiroyasu, creator of Fumiko's Confession, to bring Morimi's novel penguin highway to the big screen. Original article from Anime!Anime! released August 17th. This was published before the movie … Continue reading The Path to Penguin Highway: Talking with Director Ishida Hiroyasu and Author Morimi Tomihiko

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