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Undead Unluck Unveiled: Let's Talk Muscles with Yoshifumi Tozuka

Undead Unluck Unveiled: Let's Talk Muscles with Yoshifumi Tozuka

Yoshifumi Tozuka, a rising star in the world of manga, has captured the imaginations of readers with his captivating series, Undead Unluck. With a unique blend of supernatural elements, intricate plotlines, and dynamic characters, Tozuka's work has garnered widespread acclaim si...
Setting the Stage: A Deep Dive Into the【OSHI NO KO】Anime

Setting the Stage: A Deep Dive Into the【OSHI NO KO】Anime

From left to right: Shimpei Yamashita, Daisuke Hiramaki, and Ciao Nekotomi The 【OSHI NO KO】 anime took the MAL community by storm during the Spring 2023 season, kicking off with an unconventional 90-minute-long episode that would launch the anime towards the top of the MAL chart...
Interview: KENN & Atsushi Abe Reflect on 'IDOLiSH7' Movie at Anime NYC

Interview: KENN & Atsushi Abe Reflect on 'IDOLiSH7' Movie at Anime NYC

The IDOLiSH7 multimedia franchise began as a mobile rhythm and novel game released by Bandai Namco Online in August 2015. Its television anime debuted in January 2018. Following its success, a second anime season was broadcast, and subsequently won the Anime Fan Award at the Toky...
'The Eminence in Shadow' Interview: The Serious Comedy of Cid's Story

'The Eminence in Shadow' Interview: The Serious Comedy of Cid's Story

Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! (The Eminence in Shadow) made its TV anime debut in Fall 2022 and—much to the surprise of its staff—quickly amassed a global fanbase. The isekai fantasy follows Cid, a reincarnated character who aims to become the most powerful figure control...
Secrets in the Shadows, Lore in the Light: A Conversation with Kazuaki Terasawa

Secrets in the Shadows, Lore in the Light: A Conversation with Kazuaki Terasawa

Kazuaki Terasawa, the director of The Ancient Magus' Bride Season 2 and a founding member of Studio Kafka, appeared as a guest of honor at Anime Expo 2023. We had the opportunity to sit down with Terasawa-san at the convention and discuss the upcoming continuation of The Ancient...
Interview: Breathing Life Into a Zombie Apocalypse With Kotaro Takata

Interview: Breathing Life Into a Zombie Apocalypse With Kotaro Takata

Kotaro Takata, the talented artist behind the captivating manga Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, appeared as a guest of honor at Anime Expo 2023. With an impressive array of vibrant illustrations and a unique storytelling style, Takata-sensei has captured the hearts of manga fan...

Aug 30, 2023 7:19 PM by tingy 2 Comments

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Interview: George Wada Discusses Spy x Family, Wit Studio's Global Aspiration

Interview: George Wada Discusses Spy x Family, Wit Studio's Global Aspiration

George Wada and illustrator syo5 Wit Studio has wowed the world with many popular hits such as Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), Vinland Saga, and Ousama Ranking (Ranking of Kings). At Anime NYC 2022, we had the opportunity to sit down with George Wada, the president of Wit...
Interview: Sparking Conversation with Stereo Dive Foundation

Interview: Sparking Conversation with Stereo Dive Foundation

STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION (SDF), known for iconic anime themes such as "Daisy" from Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary), made a special appearance at the Tensura Special Event at Anime NYC 2022. While we were there, we had the special opportunity to interview R.O.N from SDF and...
Interview: From YouTube to Tensura, MindaRyn's Unique Take on Anisong

Interview: From YouTube to Tensura, MindaRyn's Unique Take on Anisong

MindaRyn, an up-and-coming anisong artist with Lantis, made a special appearance at the Tensura Special Event at Anime NYC 2022. At the convention, we had the special opportunity to interview MindaRyn and learn about her journey from covering anime songs on her YouTube channel t...

Dec 23, 2022 11:00 PM by tingy 1 Comment

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Interview: Kousuke Toriumi, 'King of Otome Voices'

Interview: Kousuke Toriumi, 'King of Otome Voices'

Kousuke Toriumi's wide range of character performances showcases a versatile and appealing voice—one that has led to frequent casting in visual novels and drama CDs targeted to women ("otome"). As an invited guest at last year's Sydney Manga and Anime Show (SMASH!), Toriumi was...

Apr 6, 2020 3:41 AM by Shymander 7 Comments

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Interview: Miku Ito Charms 'BanG Dream!' Fans at Anime NYC

Interview: Miku Ito Charms 'BanG Dream!' Fans at Anime NYC

Miku Ito is a rising star, finding success as a voice actress, musical artist, and performer over the better part of a decade. Her breakout performances include portraying Kokoro Tsurumaki of multimedia franchise BanG Dream!'s idol group "Hello, Happy World!" and Misuzu Moritani...
Interview: J-Rock Band BRATS Makes North America Debut at Animé Los Angeles

Interview: J-Rock Band BRATS Makes North America Debut at Animé Los Angeles

BRATS is a Japanese band formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya and Aya Kuromiya. They debuted in August 2011 with Rei as the vocalist and Aya playing bass. The sisters were later joined by Aya's friend Hinako, who became the group's official guitarist in 2015. Contrary to the name, the...

Feb 14, 2020 2:46 PM by ImperfectBlue 0 Comment

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Interview: VOFAN, Monogatari Illustrator & "The Magician of Light and Shadow"

Interview: VOFAN, Monogatari Illustrator & "The Magician of Light and Shadow"

Perhaps best known as the illustrator for NISIOISIN's Monogatari light novel series, Taiwanese artist and photographer VOFAN has been active in the comic and light novel industries since 2002, and his unique visual style has earned him the moniker "The Magician of Light and Shado...

Feb 5, 2020 2:46 AM by Congress 14 Comments

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Interview: ZAQ Breaks the Anisong Mold

Interview: ZAQ Breaks the Anisong Mold

ZAQ began playing the piano at three years old. Her passion and talent for music would lead to the pursuit of a College of Music degree, where she studied classical music in the Piano Department. After graduation, ZAQ would then leave the refined rooms of Beethoven and Mozart to...
Interview: Guilty Kiss Rocks Lantis Matsuri at Anime NYC

Interview: Guilty Kiss Rocks Lantis Matsuri at Anime NYC

When the Love Live! Sunshine!! multimedia project launched in April 2015, Love Live! fans eagerly awaited the next step for the franchise's newest school idol group, Aqours—the introduction of subunits. In October 2015, fan voting opened for a variety of subunit configurations,...
Focus: Behind the Scenes of the New 'City Hunter' Movie

Focus: Behind the Scenes of the New 'City Hunter' Movie

City Hunter began as a Weekly Shounen Jump manga series by Tsukasa Hojo in February 1985, where it ran for a total of 35 volumes until November 1991. Between 1987 to 1991, it was adapted to four TV anime series totaling 140 episodes and three animated films, all with director Ken...

Jan 17, 2020 4:47 AM by Kineta 2 Comments

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Focus: A Glimpse of MYTH & ROID at Animax Musix

Focus: A Glimpse of MYTH & ROID at Animax Musix

© ANIMAX MUSIX 2019 Animax Musix is one of many anisong events in Japan, but few share its inclusive spirit. Artists appear at Animax Musix not only to represent themselves, but to come together with fellow musicians and fans to celebrate their passion for music. Fans play a cen...

Dec 25, 2019 9:55 AM by Kineta 3 Comments

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Interview: 'Gibiate' Team's Yoshitaka Amano and Ryo Aoki at NYCC 2019

Interview: 'Gibiate' Team's Yoshitaka Amano and Ryo Aoki at NYCC 2019

Artist Yoshitaka Amano's career began with a letter of acceptance sent to his home in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan when he was 15 years old. The animation studio Tatsunoko Production, famous for Mach GoGoGo and Space Ace at the time, wanted the teenage Amano working for them. A fe...

Nov 29, 2019 1:15 PM by ImperfectBlue 1 Comment

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Interview: 'Bean Bandit' OVA Team on Car Action, Natto-Flavored Candy, and More

Interview: 'Bean Bandit' OVA Team on Car Action, Natto-Flavored Candy, and More

Kenichi Sonoda, the veteran mangaka behind Riding Bean and Gunsmith Cats, announced in 2018 that he would be launching a Kickstarter project for a new anime OVA titled Bean Bandit. The project raised ¥23,343,872 (about $215,000 USD at campaign close), and completed Blu-rays are...
Interview: Minori Chihara Reflects on 15 Years in the Industry

Interview: Minori Chihara Reflects on 15 Years in the Industry

Referred to as Minorin by her fans, Minori Chihara has been active in the industry as both a voice actor and musical artist for over 15 years. In that time, Chihara has amassed over 50 insert and theme song credits and has appeared in over 100 different anime. She is most well-kn...
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