Interview

Interview

Fate/GO Team Interview @ Anime Expo 2017 stars

Aniplex of America celebrated the English release of Fate/Grand Order (FGO) at this year’s Anime Expo. FGO is a popular mobile game based on the Fate series by Kinoko Nasu and TYPE-MOON that is currently the top grossing app in Japan on iTunes and Google Play. Right before the official panel, we had the opportunity for a very brief chat backstage with Creative Director Yosuke Shiokawa, Producer Atsuhiro Iwakami, and with Ayako Kawasumi who voices the iconic character, Saber.

Yui Horie/Miss Monochrome Interview @ Anime Expo 2017 stars

SHOWMAKER is an up and coming user-generated game that is set to release this winter. The game will allow players to create a virtual live stage show performance in VR for the Vocaloid character, Miss Monochrome. Miss Monochrome has appeared in anime and manga, following the story of an android who is trying to become an idol. Celebrating the announcement for the game, we sat down with the game’s producers, Haruki Hayashi, Yoshihiko Katagiri, and esteemed voice actress Yui Horie who voices Miss Monochrome, at Anime Expo 2017.

Kenichiro Takaki Interview @ E3 2017 stars

During E3 2017 in Los Angeles, XSEED Games showcased one of their biggest projects for this year. Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash is a third-person shooter in the Senran Kagura series. The game is currently out in Japan and will be released in North America this summer. We sat down with the producer of the game, Kenichiro Takaki, during a short round table interview.

Kanae Ito Interview @ FanimeCon 2017 stars

While in San Jose for Fanime-Con 2017, we sat down behind closed doors, with the voice actress Kanae Ito, who is best known for her work as Amu Hinamori in Shugo Chara!, Yui in Sword Art Online, Nobuna Oda in The Ambition of Nobuna Oda, Elsie de Lute Ima in The World God Only Knows, and Nana Astar Deviluke in To Love-Ru.

Fate/GO - Director Yosuke Shiokawa Interview @ Sakura-Con 2017 stars

At their most recent panel at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Aniplex revealed one of their biggest projects for this year. Fate/Grand Order, or Fate/GO is a popular mobile game in Japan that already has a legion of international players. The game will be officially making its way in English to North America this Summer. We sat down with the Director of the game, Yosuke Shiokawa during a short round table interview.

Puffy AmiYumi Interview stars

The legendary Puffy AmiYumi makes their return to the USA starting in April making a 3 city tour stop in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Dallas.  They are probably best known by their Western fans from their opening theme song in the hit animated series, Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!, and from their own animated series, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. We caught up with the duo for a quick chat before their big return tour in the United States.

DJ Kazu Interview @ Anime Expo 2016 stars

Debuting in 2008, DJ Kazu is an anisong and J-Pop music DJ who has sold over 1 million mix CDs worldwide. Who better to interview a DJ than our own guest interviewer, DJ Batman at Anime Expo 2016!

Wednesday Campanella (水曜日のカンパネラ) Interview @ J-POP Summit 2016 stars

Taking the world by storm with their unique blend of electronic music and unorthodox performances, Wednesday Campanella also known as Suiyobi no Campanella (水曜日のカンパネラ) is made up of vocalist KOM_I, Kidefumi Kenmochi, and Dir.F. Check out our video interview with KOM_I at J-POP Summit 2016 as we find out what makes them so unique!

Hiroki Chiba Interview @ PAX West 2016 stars

Hiroki Chiba began his career at Square Enix in 1993, where he assisted in the creation of FINAL FANTASY VI. He was also the Event Planner on the CHRONO TRIGGER and FINAL FANTASY series. After working on the development of the character Vincent from FINAL FANTASY VII, Chiba became the Scenario Writer and Event Director for DIRGE of CERBERUS -FINAL FANTASY VII-. Additionally, he has worked on the event scenes and the scenario for titles including FINAL FANTASY VII, FINAL FANTASY VIII, FINAL FANTASY X, FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 and LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII. Since then, Chiba has continued to work on the overall direction and scenarios for many titles. 

Lia Interview @ Anime Expo 2016 stars

With a massive list of special guests and industry guests at this year's Anime Expo, one of the hidden guests that had everyone on their feet during Opening Ceremonies was anisong singer, Lia. She is best known for her musical works with visual novel studio Key, with her songs appearing in iconic series including Air, Clannad, Angel Beats!, and more recently Charlotte. Adding her list of works, her voice was also used for the VOCALOID character and software IA. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and join us as we catch up with Lia on how her recent personal life has influenced her work.