Manga<->Tokyo Exhibition Panel – Shigeto Koyama, Yoh Yoshinari & Tsuyoshi Kusano (December 9th 2018)

In December of 2018, the La Villette exhibition center held an exhibition named Manga <-> Tokyo about the representation of Tokyo's city in Manga, anime, and other forms of...

Yasuo Otsuka Special Interview – Lupin III Perfect Book (2003)

The following is a translation of an interview with Yasuo Otsuka published in the 2003 Lupin III Perfect Book as a celebration of the show's 30th anniversary. The interview goes...

In Memoriam – Yasuo Otsuka (1931-2021)

On March 15, 2021, studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki announced the death of Yasuo Otsuka at age 89. With him, it is one of the most important figures in world animation that...
A glimpse at Tomiket

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 passion for specific interests, and what can you expect out of them?Like our content? Feel free...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Interview with Shinichiro Watanabe

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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