Interview

Interview

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.

Silent Siren Interview @ J-POP Summit 2016 stars

Making their American debut ahead of their tour in the USA, Silent Siren is a Japanese teen girl rock group formed in 2010. The girls' music have topped the Oricon weekly charts as well as performed at the prestigious Budokan arena. In this highly entertaining interview, see what the girls really know about each other ranging from their favorite ice cream flavors to their favorite pajama colors leading to some hilarious reactions! 

Da-iCE Interview @ FanimeCon 2016 stars

Da-iCE is a 5 member dance group from Japan with a "facial deviation value of 75!" They are the recipient of The Japan Gold Disc Award for Best 5 New Artist and their latest single Paradive hit 3rd in the Oricon charts. Learn more about Da-iCE in our interview video at FanimeCon in San Jose!

FLOW Interview @ Anime Expo 2016 stars

FLOW debuted in 2003 with their 1st single “Blaster” and is famous for their Naruto opening theme songs such as “GO!!!” and “Remember” as well as Naruto-Shippuden’s opening theme song “Sign”. 

In 2015, they came out with their 2nd Anime Best album “FLOW ANIME BEST Kiwami” and traveled to Japan, Taiwan, America, Canada, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina to their first world tour “FLOW WORLD TOUR 2015 Kiwami”. Hear what they had to say as we talk to them about their first appearance Los Angeles performing in Anime Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Tetsuya Kakihara Interview @ Anime Expo 2016 stars

Kakihara is best known for portraying young male characters with a fiery personalities; Natsu from the anime Fairy Tail, Simon in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and Toudou Shinpachi in Yowamushi Pedal.  He also lent his soft high-baritone voice to many handsome characters in Otome games (Shin from Amnesia) and Yaoi-themed anime (Akihito from Finder Series). During Anime Expo, we were lucky enough to sit down with voice actor himself and ask him about some of his current and future work.