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Otakon 2013: Chiaki Ishikawa Interview

We had the privilege of privately interviewing singer Chiaki Ishikawa at Otakon 2013. FInd out more about her time with Yuki Kajiura in See Saw, how she writes lyrics, and more!

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The Garden of Thoughts: An Interview with Makoto Shinkai

We had the honor of talking to one of anime’s most prominent directors, Makoto Shinkai—the creator of memorable anime such as Voices of a Distant Star, Five Centimeters Per Second, and the brand new The Garden of Words. Here’s what he says about his latest film, the casting of Kana Hanazawa, where he gets his lighting ideas from, and whether he sees himself as an outsider or otaku artist.

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Interview: Takahiro Omori (dir. Natsume Yuujinchou) and Yumi Sato

We interviewed the director of Natsume Yuujinchou, Baccano!, and Durarara!! as well as the producer from studio Brains Base at Fanime 2013! Find out about some of the conflicts, challenges, and pitfalls of adapting manga to anime and some thoughts about Natsume in particular.

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Anime Expo 2012: Tatsuo Sato Interview

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.

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Otakon 2012: Gen Urobuchi Interview

Gen Urobuchi needs no introduction and the moment I stepped inside the interview room, I sensed a unique atmosphere filled with the promise of a…

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Tatsuo Sato Press Conference Transcript

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!

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