Kensuke and the Red Expo: Anime Herald Talks With Kensuke Ushio

Kensuke and the Red Expo: Anime Herald Talks With Kensuke Ushio

We were able to sit down for a brief conversation with Liz and the Blue Bird composer Kensuke Ushio. While we talked, he shared his thoughts on: His creative process. “Normally I work as a solo artist. I work under the name ‘agraph’” -Kensuke Ushio (Editor’s note: I’m...

A Conversation With Pop Team Epic Producer Kotaro Sudo

A Conversation With Pop Team Epic Producer Kotaro Sudo

On his career ambitions “I wanted money, but no job.” -Kotaro Sudo What are his favorite anime? “My anime is the best.” -Kotaro Sudo What are his hobbies? What does he do for fun? “My hobbies? Drinking tequila and vodka. Games? I like playing Grand Theft Auto.”...

Dragon Pilots and Monster Kings, Anime Herald Talks With Shinji Higuchi

Dragon Pilots and Monster Kings, Anime Herald Talks With Shinji Higuchi

We were able to sit down for an interview with Shinji Higuchi, who began things by going over the chronology of his career: “I was born in in 1965. There were lots of kaiju movies in theaters and on television back then. It peaked around 1970. At the time, I was...

A Conversation With Kase-san and Morning Glories’ Takuya Satō  and Yusuke Terada

A Conversation With Kase-san and Morning Glories’ Takuya Satō and Yusuke Terada

I was able to sit down with Takuya Satō and Yusuke Terada, who served as director and producer for Pony Canyon’s Kase-san and Morning Glories, respectively. “The original manga was very simple. In it, everyone can be so straightforward. That’s how I wish all people...

VIOLENCE! An Interview With Seiji Kishi, Yuji Higa, Yasuhara Takanashi, & Makoto Uezu

VIOLENCE! An Interview With Seiji Kishi, Yuji Higa, Yasuhara Takanashi, & Makoto Uezu

Arpeggio of Blue Steel is one of my favorite anime, so I was thrilled to be able to sit down and talk with director Seiji Kishi about his new project, Kengan Ashura. Since that conversation happened after the Kengan Ashura press conference, I’ll start with the press...

Tonight In Zombie Land – An Interview With Nobuhiro Takenaka

Tonight In Zombie Land – An Interview With Nobuhiro Takenaka

ZOMBIE LAND SAGA has been in the works for four years: “We’re still deciding how we want to show it.” -Nobuhiro Takenaka All we know for sure right now is that “The world will be saved by the dead.” For an anime set to debut in Autumn, the team is playing its cards...

Miss Monochrome Stands Tall: An Interview With Yui Horie

Miss Monochrome Stands Tall: An Interview With Yui Horie

Imagine for one second that you are Yui Horie. You’re an accomplished singer and voice actress. You have nine albums to your name. The character you created for the concert videos, Miss Monochrome, is being released in a virtual reality game (Showmaker). You’re...

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...