Street Fighting Around the World: Yoshinoro Ono Talks to Anime Herald

Street Fighting Around the World: Yoshinoro Ono Talks to Anime Herald

Anime Herald: It’s quite a flight from Japan to Los Angeles. What inspired you to come out to AX this year? Yoshinori Ono: For the last ten-to-fifteen years I’ve been coming to LA four to five times a year for different industry events. This is my first time visiting...

Violence Returns! Kengan Ashura’s Yabako Sandrovich and Daromeon Talk to Anime Herald

Violence Returns! Kengan Ashura’s Yabako Sandrovich and Daromeon Talk to Anime Herald

Anime Herald: Where did you first get the idea to create a manga about the violence behind the Japanese economy? Yabako Sandrovich: Before I became a professional mangaka, I was thinking about creating martial arts comic books. Since there are too many martial arts...

Cygames Talks With Anime Herald

Cygames Talks With Anime Herald

Anime Herald: When you were working on Rage of Bahamut, were you already planning for Granblue Fantasy? Cygames: At the point when we were doing the overseas release for Rage of Bahamut, we weren’t yet considering an overseas release of Granblue Fantasy. Anime Herald:...

Shinjuku Dreams: Anime Herald Talks With Yoichi Kato

Shinjuku Dreams: Anime Herald Talks With Yoichi Kato

Anime Herald: You have done a tremendous amount of work with Space Brothers. Do you hope to see the series get one more season, so it can finish its story? Yoichi Kato: Personally yes, I would love to have one more season. It’s hard to say how many episodes it would...

Go, Go, Genjicat! A Brief Interview With Jane Zei

Go, Go, Genjicat! A Brief Interview With Jane Zei

Interview with Jane Zei I was able to grab a brief interview with Jane Zei, better known as Pigeon Jane, at Anime NYC. Things I learned: She’s a huge fan of the work of Rumiko Takahashi. Mermaid Saga is a particular favorite. She’s also a fan of One Piece. Genjicat...

Proud To Be Neo-Kawaii – Anime Herald Talks with CHAI

Proud To Be Neo-Kawaii – Anime Herald Talks with CHAI

CHAI is performing tonight in Brooklyn. They were kind enough to do an email interview with us: Anime Herald: The concept of “Neo-Kawaii” is one of body acceptance, not just internally, but culturally. Were you surprised by how quickly and well received it was by your...

Kolme Maybe? – Kolme Talks With Anime Herald

Kolme Maybe? – Kolme Talks With Anime Herald

While I was traveling in Japan Kolme was kind enough to sit down with me. Anime Herald: How did you first all meet? RUUNA: We met in dance school in when we were teenagers. We’re all from Sendai. Anime Herald: Back then did you know you wanted to be professional...

Greg Ayres Talks With Anime Herald

Greg Ayres Talks With Anime Herald

Interview edited for clarity. Thoughts on the notorious dub of Ghost Stories: Greg Ayres: I’ve told people this a million times. We never thought it was going to be anything. It was something that was kind of handed to ADV. The people licensing had made numerous...

Anime Boston 2019: Yuri Lowenthal Talks With Anime Herald

Anime Boston 2019: Yuri Lowenthal Talks With Anime Herald

Interview edited for clarity. CJ Maffris (Toonami Faithful): I kind of wanted to ask, since we haven’t been able to talk before, just recently, about the legacy of the block on Adult Swim now, and how it’s brought anime to the [United States], and how much...

Anime Boston 2019: Tara Platt Talks With Anime Herald

Anime Boston 2019: Tara Platt Talks With Anime Herald

Editor’s Note: Minor edits for clarity. Samantha Ferreira (Anime Herald): You’ve played a wide variety of characters through your career, that run the gamut in tone and style. What would you say is your favorite genre to act in, and why? Tara Platt: Ooh,...

The Voice of A Generation of Fans: An Interview With Steve Blum

The Voice of A Generation of Fans: An Interview With Steve Blum

In this day and age, it’s difficult to imagine a person who isn’t familiar with Steve Blum’s work. He’s a near-constant in the geek subcultures, with literally hundreds or roles under his belt, and a sound that is almost instantly recognizable. Some know him as Cowboy...

Meeting a Gundam Master: Naohiro Ogata Talks With Anime Herald

Meeting a Gundam Master: Naohiro Ogata Talks With Anime Herald

Anime Herald: At its core, Gundam has always been about life during wartime. How hard is to resist focusing on the giant mecha, and instead retain the humanity of the material? Naohiro Ogata: Of course Gundam is about giant robots, but they’re not mecha as just...