[Japan Expo 2022] Interview with Mamoru Yokota

[Japan Expo 2022] Interview with Mamoru Yokota

At this year's Paris Japan Expo, alongside Character Designer and animator Junichi Hayama, came his friend and colleague, Mr. Mamoru Yokota. Mr. Yokota is a well-established and respected artist both as an animator and an illustrator. In the early 2000s, he also...

[Japan Expo 2022] Interview with Junichi Hayama

[Japan Expo 2022] Interview with Junichi Hayama

If you are a regular reader of our website, you have probably noticed our interest, or one could call a borderline obsession, surrounding a particular animator group known for their striking designs and contributions to many Toei Animation series, and whose origins...

Interview – Terumi Nishii

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...

Interview – Masashi Kudo

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....

Interview – 40 Years of Shoji Kawamori

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...