Gunnm – Yukito Kishiro Panel in Paris

Following his attendance at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Yukito Kishiro, the manga author behind Gunnm, better known as Battle Angel Alita in English, held a...

STAND ALONE COMPLEX’s information society – Interview with Kenji Kamiyama

In the summer of 2017, while Ghost in the Shell STAND ALONE COMPLEX director Kenji Kamiyama attended the Paris Japan Expo, we were able to meet with him and producer Yoshiki...

A glimpse at Tomiket

Through my visit to the 7th edition of Tomiket, we would like to dive into what makes the soul of niche Otaku events in Japan. How do Japanese fans express and share their...

Interview – Terumi Nishii

This summer, a few days following the release of Saint Seiya Knights of the Zodiac on Netflix, we met with the show's Character Designer Terumi Nishii in Tokyo. Ms. Nishii is a prolific Character Designer well known for her designs on shows such as Mawaru Penguindrum...

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Interview – Masashi Kudo

Masashi Kudo is well known for being the Character Designer for the adaptation of the popular Shonen Manga Bleach. In more recent times he also has made his directorial debut on shows such as Sanrio Boys and Chain Chronicles and has had an overall round out career....

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Interview – 40 Years of Shoji Kawamori

During the month of June, an exhibition celebrating Shoji Kawamori's career 40th anniversary was held at Tokyo Dome City's Gallery AaMo. Mr. Kawamori is one of Japan's most famous Mecha designers and the face associated with the Macross series. Aside from his work as...

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Interview with Shinichiro Watanabe

Without a doubt one of the most well-known directors in the anime industry, Shinichiro Watanabe directed some of the most acclaimed anime series. He has provided us with some unique shows in the form of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo and is still regarded today as...

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