Sorry for the delays on this video! There were some technical issues. Here’s the second half of the interview, which is actually a press conference with both Nabeshin and a manga artist-turned-idol named Aoi Kidokoro. The banter between the two of them is infectious and occasionally suggestive. :)
For time’s sake, in this press conference I’ve only included questions that were asked by our representatives. There will be a downloadable version sometime tonight, I hope.
And now, the cream of the crop of our activities at Pacific Media Expo 2009: an exclusive interview with the famous anime director, Nabeshin! He’s directed such gems as Excel Saga, The Wallflower, Puni Puni Poemi, and many other wacked out anime–and his be-afroed persona has been included in countless other anime. Nabeshin is a naturally hilarious fellow and here he shares his thoughts about his afro, possible merchandising for his likeness, and what future plans he might have.
This is only part 1, too! At PMX, Nabeshin was paired up with a very cute mangaka/idol singer named Aoi Kidokoro, and our interview with both of them together will go up tomorrow as part 2. This interview is with Nabeshin alone.
Here’s Hydra’s review of the multi-artist concert that took place on the first night of PMX 2009. Pictures are by our photographer, cat, except for the UchuSentai NOIZ pics, which are by Valerie Durham and JRockRevolution.com. –Mike
The concert began with Ai Cherie, who brought her angelic voice to American audiences for the first time. Ai Cherie, born in Los Angeles, had just recorded her debut single “Kiss, Kiss, Kiss Ai Cherie,” which was scheduled for Japanese release in December.
The concert from Ai Cherie was unplugged, with guitar performed by the guitarist Yoshi from the local band Cherry. Ai Cherie sang 3 songs for the audience, each performed with passion and power.
Our guest correspondent Hydra was at PMX 2009 late last year. A J-Rock specialist, she was able to get an interview of Uchu Sentai NOIZ alongside the folks with JRockRevolution. Hydra also translated this interview from Japanese.
Cat, a photographer, took our photos of the band. All photos that don’t have our watermark on it are courtesy of Valerie Durham and JRockRevolution.com.
More long-delayed PMX coverage to come over the next few days! Watch for some exclusive video footage too. —Mike
Anime Diet is honored and proud to be able to have the chance interviewing one of our biggest guest from Japan, representing the Jrock and visual-kei “Uchu Sentai NOIZ”. From their press release: “UchuSentai NOIZ is the cutting edge of Japanese rock. They have toured extensively throughout Japan and released numerous albums and maxi-singles, DVDs, videos, and books. UchuSentai NOIZ’s visual kei style inspires their fans to cosplay and emulate the band’s costumes.”
We were able to present in front of the band, bringing you some exclusive information to you.