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Kanon Wakeshima Interview – AM2 Press Junket

Here’s our short but sweet interview with Kanon Wakeshima at this year’s AM2 Press Junket! She’s best known as the singer of the ED to “Vampire Knight.” We ask her about women in cello, goth lolita style, and her love of classical music.

Transcript follows the break. Translation provided by Tony from the Nihon Review (@KylaranAeldin). Thanks!

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Maon Kurosaki Interview – AX 2011 Press Junket

At long last, the first of our numerous junket interviews with Japanese Guests of Honor! Up first is Maon Kurosaki, the Akiba idol and singer of the ending themes for High School of the Dead.

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Fred Gallagher (Megatokyo) Interview – AX 2011 Junket

Here’s our first junket interview to be released—our talk with Fred Gallagher, the artist behind the Megatokyo comic! Megatokyo was, as readers might know, a formative influence in my early fandom years at the turn of the last decade. I was able to talk to Fred about his influences from the visual novel/dating sim scene, his thoughts about current anime, his artistic habits, and even something about Ping vs Hatsune Miku. Check it out!

Toshihiro Kawamoto (dir. Studio Bones) Interview – AX 2010 Press Junket

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And here’s our last interview at the AX 2010 press junket–Toshihiro Kawamoto, character designer of Cowboy Bebop and director of Studio Bones! We ask him about how he got started as a character designer and what Bones’ style is (if it has one). Check it out!

Masakazu Morita (Ichigo, “Bleach”) Interview – AX 2010 Press Junket

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Here’s our extended interview with Masakazu Morita, the voice of Ichigo Kurosaki from “Bleach.” Find out which girl from the show he likes best, how learning martial arts helps him act, and what his most memorable scene was!

Plus…see a bonus video with a special message from Ichigo.

Rei Hiroe Interview – AX 2010 Press Junket

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Rei Hiroe, the original manga artist of “Black Lagoon,” talked to us at this year’s Anime Expo press junket. Here his explanation of “bitch moe,” the origins of Black Lagoon, and how he comes up with his gun designs!

Eden of the East Production Team Interview – AX 2010 Press Junket

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We talk to the animator, director, and producer of “Eden of the East” about what Johnnies are really all about, where they see technology headed, and the differences between working with an existing story like “Ghost in the Shell” and an original one like “Eden of the East.”

The team consists of Satoru Nakamura, Kenji Kamiyama, and Tomohiko Ishii. Only Kamiyama actually spoke, however.

Subtitle translations were provided by Kylaran of Behind the Nihon Review. Thanks so much!

May’n Interview – AX 2010 Press Junket (Subtitled)

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Here’s one of our biggest interviews–with May’n, the singing voice of Sheryl Nome in “Macross Frontier”! We ask her about her influences, and also what it was like with the legendary composer Yoko Kanno. Don’t miss our upcoming article about her concert at Anime Expo as well!

Michael Lattanzio Interview – AX 2010 Press Junket

EDIT, 11:36 PM: corrected video now up. Sorry for the confusion.

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Here’s a no-holds-barred interview with the CEO of the SPJA, Michael Lattanzio, about the promise and the challenges of running an anime convention. We don’t shy away from asking about some of the controversies that have surrounded the convention under new management, but we strove to be fair, and see what he has to say about it. So hear his side of the story in this interview!

This is our last English interview–all the junket interviews remaining, which include May’n, Masakazu Morita, and the Eden of the East Production Team, have Japanese in them. They are being translated at the moment and subtitled. Look for, very soon, a Horie Yui/Eri Kitamura press conference transcript too! The coverage is still coming!

Kyle Hebert Interview – AX 2010 Press Junket

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An interview with English voice actor Kyle Hebert, who has done much voice acting work in dubbed anime and in video games. He’s a very down-to-earth and funny man, and talks about subs vs. dubs, the challenges of English voice acting when the Japanese are watching your back, and advice on how to get into the voice acting business!

Yuu (Julia) Asakawa Interview – AX 2010 Press Junket

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Yuu Asakawa, Japanese voice actress (Motoko: Love Hina, Sakaki: Azumanga Daioh), talked to us at Anime Diet about her roles, the World Cup, and many other things. This was one of our most fun, relaxed interviews, and it turns out that Yuu (or Julia, as she calls herself) speaks decent English–so only half this interview is in Japanese. Her open and outgoing nature are on full dispaly in this video.

Ray is trying to offer her a gift of sorts near the beginning of the interview–that’s what she’s saying when she exclaims, “this is for me?” :) All in good fun!

Danny Choo Interview – AX 2010 Press Junket

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The legendary anime blogger and Storm Trooper cosplayer Danny Choo talks to Anime Diet about figures, life, and blogging–as well as something he may be doing something with his famous father…He has some great words of advice for anime bloggers at the end too!