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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Ask Tomino: Q.01 How Do I Become More Decisive?

I mentioned in my Tomino X Araki interview that a book collecting a section of Animage called "Ask Tomino" had been released not too long ago. I finally got around to translating them, and while they generally have nothing to do with anime, it is interesting to watch a well-known outspoken director, such as Tomino, … Continue reading Ask Tomino: Q.01 How Do I Become More Decisive?

Tomino X Araki: Putting the Breaks on Adapting to Direct?! Part 2

Hello, this is the second part of a chat between Gundam's Tomino and Attack on Titan's Araki. If you missed it, the first part can be found here. Tomino is a rather talkative man so it is a lot of Tomino talking with Araki speaking up every now and then. Regardless, the two talk about … Continue reading Tomino X Araki: Putting the Breaks on Adapting to Direct?! Part 2

Tomino X Araki: Putting the Breaks on Adapting to Direct?! Part 1

In every issue of Animage, Tomino Yoshiyuki (director of Mobile Suit Gundam) has an "Ask Tomino" section where he gives life advice. Recently two books accumulating all of those responses have been released. In the back of these are special talks between him and other directors. This time Tomino chats with Araki Tetsurou, director of … Continue reading Tomino X Araki: Putting the Breaks on Adapting to Direct?! Part 1