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BENI Interview – AX 2010 Press Junket

BENI Interview – AX 2010 Press Junket from Anime Diet on Vimeo.

Here’s our interview with BENI, a J-pop singer who has done anime openings for “Eyeshield 21” and “Major.” Her last album, Lovebox, topped the Oricon charts. Born and raised in San Diego in her early years, she speaks perfect American English–no translation needed for this video!

MELL Interview (v. 2.0) – AX 2010 Press Junket

This is our interview with MELL, the singer for the Black Lagoon OP and several other anime OPs, and a senior singer with I’VE. This is a revised version, with proper subtitling (mostly), and better audio. We aske MELL about her songwriting process, how she got started as a singer, and more!

AX 2009 Junket Interview: Hiroyuki Imaishi and Atsushi Nishigori of Gurren Lagann

Here is the first video from AX I’m releasing! Tomorrow will be the interview with the Trigun folks. It’s our junket interview with Hiroyuki Imaishi and Atsushi Nishigori, the director and character designer of Gurren Lagann.

The way I’ve set this one up is to superimpose the translator’s audio over the original audio, similar to the way it’s done on the nightly news. It really makes the video move much more quickly rather than keeping all the parts where I speak, the translator translators, the interviewee responds in Japanese, etc. So this is a nice, short, and snappy 4.5 minutes long.

Also, for the first time, I’ve decided to start releasing these vids on our podcast channel. So all of you podcast subscribers–you’re getting a special treat. Thanks for subscribing!