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...

Luna Haruna Talks With Anime Herald

Luna Haruna Talks With Anime Herald

Anime Herald: Since 2012, your singles have been heavily associated with Sword Art Online. How has your work on this series affected your career? Luna Haruna: I was called to perform Overflight overseas. The experience of the anime fans singing it along with me was an...

A Conversation With “Bloody Sweet” Author Narae Lee

A Conversation With “Bloody Sweet” Author Narae Lee

Anime Herald: What is the backstory for Bloody Sweet? Narae Lee: I wanted to tackle the problem of bullying at schools, and among children and younger people. Originally, I was planning on doing a short story. While exploring these themes, I thought about witches...

Meeting the Prince: Anime Herald Talks With Ray Chase

Meeting the Prince: Anime Herald Talks With Ray Chase

Anime Herald: Now that you’ve reached the pinnacle of your profession as the Subway Announcer in Persona 5, how do you stay motivated? Ray Chase: Hell yeah! We recorded that role for about five years. Going over training for it, coming up with different accents,...

Kase-san And The Big Apple – Anime Herald Talks With Takuya Satō & Yusuke Terada

Kase-san And The Big Apple – Anime Herald Talks With Takuya Satō & Yusuke Terada

Anime Herald: Were you happy with the 5.1 channel theatrical sound in the theatrical release of Kase-san and Morning Glories? Takuya Satō: Yes. Quite satisfied. Anime Herald: Were the audience reactions different between here (Anime NYC) vs. Los Angeles (Anime Expo)?...

Made to Hit In America: Harold Sakuishi Talks to Anime Herald

Made to Hit In America: Harold Sakuishi Talks to Anime Herald

We were able to sit down with Harold Sakuishi at New York Comic Con 2018. Mr. Sakuishi was in town to collect his Harvey International Spotlight Award. Anime Herald: What inspired you to write Seven Shakespeares? Harold Sakuishi: I have a friend really into...

Across the United States of Japan: Peter Tieryas Talks to Anime Herald

Across the United States of Japan: Peter Tieryas Talks to Anime Herald

We were able to have a brief chat with author Peter Tieryas at New York Comic Con. His origin story: “When I was a child I would write silly stories. I kept working on it.” -Peter Tieryas “I initially studied philosophy. But I realized psychology was a good blending...

Visiting Nevereverland: nano Talks To Anime Herald

Visiting Nevereverland: nano Talks To Anime Herald

Anime Herald: What are you most excited to do when you return to New York City? nano: To have a great and memorable time with the crowd, of course! Anime Herald: What anime have you personally enjoyed from the past few years? nano: I haven’t had much time to watch...

Interview with Cynthia von Buhler, Pearls Daily, and Charles Ardai

Interview with Cynthia von Buhler, Pearls Daily, and Charles Ardai

Content Warning: Images feature nudity. The intersection between live theater and graphic novels is not well-traveled. Sure, New York Comic Con had plenty of television shows and movie tie-ins, but live theater is a different story altogether. That’s one of the...

Visiting the Tea Dragon Society: Katie O’Neill Talks With Anime Herald

Visiting the Tea Dragon Society: Katie O’Neill Talks With Anime Herald

Katie O’Neill, the author of The Tea Dragon Society was kind enough to grant us an email interview: Anime Herald: Historically goblins are viewed as antagonists, or mischievous side characters (at best). What led to the decision to choose a protagonist with goblin...

An Alley of Artists: Anime Herald Talks With Mai Van, Pui Che, Christian Angel, RJ Palmer, & Lynne Schaffstall 

An Alley of Artists: Anime Herald Talks With Mai Van, Pui Che, Christian Angel, RJ Palmer, & Lynne Schaffstall 

I decided to do something a little different at this year’s Anime Expo. I’ve always been a fan of the Artist Alley, so I decided to check out the scene and interview some of the artists who impressed me with original work. Mai Van Mai Van has two distinct styles. When...

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...