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July 25, 2019 · 0 comments

Tatsuo Sato Interview

Tatsuo Sato Interview

By Amos Wong. It’s hard to imagine Nadesico’s Tatsuo Sato practising law, but it was the profession he was originally going to enter. “There’s absolutely no relation whatsoever,” he laughs, commenting on his major at Waseda University and his eventual career as an anime director. Which, in a way, makes him a suitable candidate to […]

May 19, 2018 · 1 comment

Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry

Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry

By Andrew Osmond. Naughty anime transformation scenes… Good, that’s got your attention. If you saw Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, you might have noticed a fine specimen of the type, when the cat character Carla takes human form. However, this clothes-changing fan service caused problems, as revealed by Dragon Cry director Tatsuma Mianamikawa and producer Yohei […]

May 14, 2016 · 0 comments

Hosoda in Wonderland

Hosoda in Wonderland

By Andrew Osmond. “When I have an idea in my mind,” says Mamoru Hosoda, “I can’t help thinking about how I can express it, how can I make it wonderful, to make people laugh… I get this urge to actualise my ideas. It’s the sheer pleasure of making it happen that drives me through the […]

September 25, 2015 · 0 comments

Miss Hokusai: Keiichi Hara interview

Miss Hokusai: Keiichi Hara interview

The director of Miss Hokusai talks of his aims and inspirations This film is based on the original manga Sarusuberi by Hinako Sugiura. Could you describe which aspects of the original story were more attractive to you? KEIICHI HARA As a matter of fact, I love all Sugiura’s works, and Sarusuberi in particular. When I […]

June 10, 2015 · 0 comments

Animating Cyborg 009

Animating Cyborg 009

By Andrew Osmond. A cyborg is a creature which combines the mechanical and the organic. 009 Re: Cyborg is about cyborgs, as you’d expect from the name, but you could also argue the film is a cyborg, yoking together rival traditions of animation; traditionally drawn animation, going back to Snow White and Astro Boy, and […]

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