At long last—our private interview with Tatsuo Sato, which in many ways is really part 2 of the conversation that began with the press conference beforehand. Hear his thoughts on whether Madoka’s “Maru!” catchphrase was intentionally patterned off of Ranka’s “Kira!”, what films inspired him to go into visual arts, and more.
Tatsuo Sato gave the press one of the richest, most detailed looks into his thought process behind his recent shows Rin-ne no Lagrange and Moretsu Space Pirates as well as his classic Martian Successor Nadesico. This, and the private interview coming tomorrow, was my favorite experience at Anime Expo!
Here’s our translation of the press conference with Yuki Kajiura and her vocal group, FictionJunction (Wakana, Keiko, Kaida, and Kaori). They talk about what the hardest OST was to compose, what energizes them, and where all that Latin comes from.
Press talked to Madhouse’s Team Chihayafuru (Asaka Morio, Takuya Tsunoki, and Kunihiko Hamada) at Anime Expo 2012 and asked them questions about that show and other Madhouse works. But only we dared to ask about moe. And who’d they rather, Chihaya or Kana. Find out what they said!
The final day gendomike went to Anime Expo 2012 may not have been the last day of the con, but it was still full of surprises from the Madhouse/Chihayafuru team, the LiSA concert, and the Total Eclipse premiere!