Meeting the Maestro: Anime Herald Talks With Kaoru Wada

Meeting the Maestro: Anime Herald Talks With Kaoru Wada

Through his career, Kaoru Wada has moved hearts and brought worlds to life. His scores, which have graced countless video games, anime titles, and films, have become an integral part of every work he’s touched upon. From `asha to D.Gray-man, Princess Tutu to Ninja...

Chatting With Action Bastard: Anime Herald Talks to Yuji Muto

Chatting With Action Bastard: Anime Herald Talks to Yuji Muto

Action Bastard… Yuji Muto was kind enough to grant an interview at Anime Boston: First question from Anime Herald (Seth): “When you were working on Shin Chan how much did you focus on the international audience?” “Shin Chan is very popular in Europe and I was very...

In the Name of the Moon: Anime Herald Talks to Stephanie Sheh

In the Name of the Moon: Anime Herald Talks to Stephanie Sheh

Shephanie Sheh was kind enough to talk to us at Anime Boston. Presented without context: “You have to put your stuff up on the table.” -Stephanie Sheh OK, that’s a great quote to leave up there, but I probably should explain how it came up.The first...

A Chat With (Samon) Goku: Anime Herald Talks to Brandon McInnis

A Chat With (Samon) Goku: Anime Herald Talks to Brandon McInnis

At Anime Boston, we had a chance to sit with Brandon McInnis for a one-on-one interview. In a quiet room off the main stretch, we were able to sit and talk, topic branching from acting and Les Miserables, to software design and Mel Blanc. Through it all, McInnis was a...

From Gofer to Gundam Master: Anime Herald Talks to Hideyuki Tomioka

From Gofer to Gundam Master: Anime Herald Talks to Hideyuki Tomioka

Sunrise Producer Hideyuki Tomioka famously got his start in the industry as a part-time driver/gofer. I had to ask about how he managed to rise from those humble beginnings to become a head producer: “I first entered Sunrise 37 years ago. Sunrise had already...

A (Not So) Feudal Fairy Tale: Anime Herald Talks to Katsuyuki Sumizawa

A (Not So) Feudal Fairy Tale: Anime Herald Talks to Katsuyuki Sumizawa

“In Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku, we wrote that Bardock was able to breathe in space. Later in the series, Frieza destroys planet Namek with the plot point being that Saiyans can’t breathe in space. Now people think that we messed up, but please...

One Truth Prevails: An Interview with Michihiko Suwa

One Truth Prevails: An Interview with Michihiko Suwa

It’s no small feat to produce an anime that has 46 episodes. Detective Conan (Case Closed) has had 46 Opening Themes! It’s had 56 Ending Themes. The 22nd movie (Detective Conan: Zero’s Executioner) is coming out April 13th, one week after the 898th television...

Naruto and Sweet Caroline: Anime Herald Talks to FLOW

Naruto and Sweet Caroline: Anime Herald Talks to FLOW

This interview took place the day after FLOW performed in-concert at Anime Boston. At the show, Takeshi Asakawa followed up Hiroshi Isawaki’s drum solo with a performance of Sweet Caroline. If you want to pander to the Boston crowd, that’s a good choice (he was...

An Duo Like No Other: Rachel Robinson & Chris Bevins Talk to Anime Herald

An Duo Like No Other: Rachel Robinson & Chris Bevins Talk to Anime Herald

Rachel Robinson and Chris Bevins were kind enough to give Anime Herald an exclusive one on… two interview. Five years ago, they met at Anime Boston and have since become a couple. Most interviews don’t have such a romantic subtext, so I was curious about the story....

Brand New Shiny Days: ASAKA Talks to Anime Herald

Brand New Shiny Days: ASAKA Talks to Anime Herald

Asaka was kind enough to talk to a group of outlets. The first question that arose focused on how she decided to enter the music industry: “I attended an international school. When I was thirteen, my teacher said I was talented and that I should consider a career in...

The Dream Weaver and Ghost Master, A Conversation With Hirokatsu Kihara

The Dream Weaver and Ghost Master, A Conversation With Hirokatsu Kihara

Before the interview began, I noticed Kihara outside looking at the Japanese Hip-Hop panel. I began our interview by asking if he wanted to talk about his time at Ghibli, his work in Japanese horror, or Japanese Hip-Hop (or Japanese Horror/Hip Hop via Charasma.com)....

JAMming in the Lab – Anime Herald Talks With PROMIC’s Shunji Inoue

JAMming in the Lab – Anime Herald Talks With PROMIC’s Shunji Inoue

Tak Furuichi has served as PROMIC’s Director since April 2017. Thank you for agreeing to take some questions. The Foundation for Music Industry and Culture Promotion (PROMIC) recently created JAM LAB. Back in 2008, PROMIC made an effort to connect with American...