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!
More of @gendomike’s tweets and pics from the first official (really, our second) day at Anime Expo 2012! A day full of press conferences and private interviews.