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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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

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

0080 War in the Pocket: Wanting To draw An Impressive Robot — Key Animator & Mechanical Design Cooperator, Iso Mitsuo

The fourth installment to the six days of Gundam with Key Animator & Mechanical Design Cooperator, Iso Mitsuo. Day One – Producer, Uchida Kenji Day Two – Character Designer, Mikimoto Haruhiko Day Three - Mechanical Design Cooperator, Akitaka Mika   — Who was it that brought you on to work on 0080? Iso: It was Takamori (Kouji) who manned … Continue reading 0080 War in the Pocket: Wanting To draw An Impressive Robot — Key Animator & Mechanical Design Cooperator, Iso Mitsuo

0080 War In The Pocket: Experience Because Of Working In The Studio — Mechanical Design Cooperator, Akitaka Mika

The third installment to the six days of Gundam with Mechanical Design Cooperator, Akitaka Mika. Day One - Producer, Uchida Kenji Day Two - Character Designer, Mikimoto Haruhiko — How did you come to join the 0080 team? Akitaka: At the time, I received a spot at Sunrise Studio 3 to work on their project City Hunter. … Continue reading 0080 War In The Pocket: Experience Because Of Working In The Studio — Mechanical Design Cooperator, Akitaka Mika

0080 War In The Pocket: Translating from Draft to Animation — Character Designer, Mikimoto Haruhiko

The second installment to the six days of Gundam with character designer Mikimoto Haruhiko. Day One   — Can you tell us about hearing the plan for 0080? Mikimoto: After working on Zeta Gundam I was itching to work on something, but I was taken by surprise when I found out it was a Gundam series … Continue reading 0080 War In The Pocket: Translating from Draft to Animation — Character Designer, Mikimoto Haruhiko

A Brief Word With Gundam Twilight AXIS Producer Taniguchi Osamu

The original interview can be found at the special section of the Twilight Axis official site. Q1: What is one point you want everyone to notice? Taniguchi: Working off of Ark Performance’s story, Kim Se Jun and Abe Shingo put their best effort into the character and mechanical designs for this animated version. Those two … Continue reading A Brief Word With Gundam Twilight AXIS Producer Taniguchi Osamu

Newtype May 2017, Gundam Thunderbolt’s Producer Ogata Naohiro: The New Battlefield, Earth

To Io and Daryl’s new stage — The 2nd season of Gundam Thunderbolt has already started. Ogata: This was the plan from the start. We wanted to let the fans soak in the 1st season and then start up with the 2nd not long after. The staff already had the know-how and workflow established, so … Continue reading Newtype May 2017, Gundam Thunderbolt’s Producer Ogata Naohiro: The New Battlefield, Earth