Author: Shizuka

Photographer, cosplayer, and secret Japanese culture fanatic. Shizuka does too many things. Follow her on Twitter at @Sh1zuka
Posted in Anime Expo Conventions Interviews

My Hero Academia Interview: Kenji Nagasaki and Wakana Okamura

Anime Diet had the privilege of interviewing the director and producer of the current anime version of My Hero Academia, Kenji Nagasaki and Wakana Okamura,…

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Video: nbkz Sakai panel @ Anime Expo 2016

Mangagamer, a localization company bringing top selling Japanese visual novels to the English-speaking market, held a panel at Anime Expo 2016 with their guest nbkz Sakai…

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Interview: Itaru Hinoue, Character Designer of Key Visual Arts

We had the privilege of talking to Itaru Hinoue, Key Visual Arts’ lead character designer. Hear what one of the architects of moe has to say about that concept, her surprising BL work, and what audiences are supposed to take away from her drawings!

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Interview: Ryukishi07, creator of Higurashi and Umineko

We had an extensive interview with Ryukishi07–the creator of Higurashi and Umineko, as well as the writer of the Lucia arc in Key’s latest visual novel Rewrite. Find out more from this pioneer of the visual novel medium!

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Yoshiki Press Conference Transcript: Otakon 2014

Yoshiki of X Japan gave a wide ranging press conference at Otakon 2014! Find out more about X Japan’s upcoming Madison Square Garden show, his thoughts about fashion, and more!

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Katsucon 2014: Cherry Tea Maid Cafe

Bamboo is really, really intelligent. There’s a thoughtful demeanor about him that conjures some mystery. He spent practically the entire time listening to my colleague Mori,…

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