Moyoco Anno Told on Her Work “Sakuran”, “Happy Mania” and “the others at NY Comicon 2013

 

 

 

Sakuran

 

Question:  As a female reader, I’m always most drawn to stories with interesting female characters.

One of the things I find so striking about your work, is that you’re incredibly honest about both the strengths and

weaknesses of your female characters and what they must do to survive in the world.

Is this kind of honesty important to you as a writer? Do you find it difficult to achieve?

 

Remarks of Moyoco Anno:

Yes, very much. I always try to be very aware of my feelings,

and I don’t want to live in a way where I think,

well, this is how I should be outwardly,

and therefore I’ll just go along with that and that’s what I’m going to do.

As much as possible I like to avoid that way of living.

But of course sometimes it doesn’t work out,

and I get trapped into y’know what I should do, and I go along with that sometimes.

And if that happens then I always ask myself,

“Why? Why did I do that?”

But that doesn’t make life very easy.

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Left: Moyoco Anno, Right: Her husband Hideaki Anno

 

Masashi Kishimoto Told His Feeling when He Finished his Work “Naruto” on 2014.

 

Naruto

 

Remarks of Masashi Kishimoto: 

For Kishimoto, what was the fifteen years while he drew manga “Naruto” in Jump as one of the most famous Series?

His Serialization of Naruto got to be loved by readers soon after he started it on Jump.

However, it is said that he was distressed very much in hidden.

Kishimoto reflected the early years then and said “ I had the fever, spewed.

I guess it was because of stress. I was perplexed very deeply to draw manga every week on Jump.

I did not realize that it was so hard.” In addition to serialization on every week, the Place is Jump, it was like a battlefield.

The fan vote was executed and each manga artist competes with each other to get as many votes as they can.

Kishimoto remembered that “it was very hard to draw manga every week on Jump.

Fans decided all of the things related to manga artists.

The number of votes which I got is the most important thing.

Anyone who can not draw Manga which does not get to be loved by readers is no longer needed.”

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Masashi Kishimoto

Kaori Hanzawa Enjoyed the Presents from the Fans of Comic Girls in Tokyo.

 

At the Autograph session in Tokyo…

 

Comic Girls

 

Remarks of Kaori Hanzawa:

Because it was just after the announcement made animation this time,

the placement from the reader is really so much …!

I brought home the raw stuff as it was, but before I joined with the one sent by courier,

I made a hand on something earlier than the expiration date so I could not take a group photo …!

I wanted to take a picture ~~

It was so fun to be fashionable cute things or stuffy things!

As I was always at home, I was happy with the local souvenirs!

Also, I am very happy that I picked it up with a character image!

I thought sorry for letting me use it and I really enjoyed it!

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Letters from funs of Comic Girls

Kenji Akiyama Said He Described the Future Of Humanity In the Ghost In the Shell in 2004

 

 

Q: Things I learned through copying

A: The S.A.C. series, when compared to MiniPato, was not only a total copy of Director Oshii’s style, but I also wanted to express my respect for Shirow Masamune. So I decided to make something that was like a “cousin” to the movie and manga versions.
At the time, people were also working on Innocence at I.G, so I decided that I would not cut ties with the Oshii Ghost in the Shell. Even then, the finished product showed a slight but definite deviation.
In the first Patlabor movie, Oshii-san made Noa, the main character, say, “There are no humans!” And 15 years later, he made the movie Innocence where there are almost no human beings. I felt that human beings had finally disappeared from Oshii-san’s consciousness.
For the past four years, while working on the S.A.C. series, I tried to avoid speaking with Oshii-san. Even when I had questions, I didn’t ask him for his ideas.
The result was that Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell world and this includes Innocence, no longer had humans in it, while my S.A.C. decidedly featured “humanity.”
I wasn’t actually conscious of it, but I asked the voice actors to portray the eager members of Section 9 as 15 years younger than the characters in the Ghost in the Shell movie. I also tried to turn Motoko and Aramaki into more down-to-earth characters. (more)

 

Kenji Kamiyama

Eiichiro Oda Explains His Work Stile and “One Piece” in 2014

 

 

Explanation:

Eiichiro Oda was interviewed by a reporter of China times in 2014.

This remark is quoted from the interview.

 

Eiichiro Oda

 

 

Remarks of Eiichiro Oda: 

 

Oda frankly says “As I’m getting older, I’ve slightly adjusted my sleep time.

I go to bed at 8 (morning) and wake up at 12 (noon), making sure that I have 4 hours of sleep.

Don’t need to worry about my health, it’s all fine now.”

Oda is really kind when his wife has been mentioned in the interview.

When asked about how Oda treats his wife, he says with honesty “Hmm, I’m on my own in work,

but I indeed listen a lot to my wife in daily life.”

For his beloved manga, Oda often works day and night,

he doesn’t even have time for relaxation or travel,

when asked about why his wife could accept a marriage like this,

Oda replies with confidence “Oh, that’s right, but if she couldn’t accept the busy me,

she wouldn’t have married me!” source

 

Eiichiro Oda, born January 1, 1975 in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan, is a Japanese mangaka, best known as the creator of the One Piece manga. He is married to Chiaki Inaba. (More)

 

Akira Toriyama Said He Does Not Use Any Reference Materials For Creating “Dragon Ball”.

 

 

Dragon ball

 

Explanation:

Akira Toriyama explains how he gets ideas for Dragon Ball Z and GT.

 

Akira Toriyama

 

Remarks of Akira  Toriyama:

Q: You have an incredible ability to draw anything in the world in your own distinct personal style. Do you often use reference material to draw different objects, places, or things?

A: I almost never use reference material for places, but for objects-for example,

if there’s a particular model of car that I like-I’ll use a book as a reference to draw from.

Q: I hear that Dragon Ball was inspired particularly by a trip to China. Out of all the places you’ve been, which are particularly memorable? Do you do much sketching when you travel?

A: I’ve been to many places, but Australia,

with what I felt was a pleasant balance between its cities and its magnificent natural spaces,

moved me very much.

I don’t sketch anything in particular on my trips. (Source)

 

Akira Toriyama is mostly known as the creator of the popular anime “Dragon Ball”, the most popular series of which is Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto (1989) (released in the West as Dragon Ball Z (1996)).
Enjoys watching movies starring Jackie Chan.(more)

Happy New Year 2017: Nanase Okawa Told On Diversity with “Card Chaptor Sakura” on 2016

 

Card Capter sakura

 

Explanation:

In the work “Card Captor Sakura” the two boys play an important role and they are gey.

Okawa told her thought about diversity.

 

Clamp

 

Remarks of Nanase Okawa:

“I think that it is a natural thing to measure people and measure the society with their own “ruler”.

However, if you think that only your “ruler” is correct when you see the “ruler” of a different person,

you think then that it is “weird”.

While diversity is said to be important,

I think that it is better not to hate others’ rulers.

But, if I do not feel completely dislike, I lose my own ruler.

Then it makes me painful.
You should have your “ruler” properly. In addition to that,

I think it will be easier if you have another one when confronting another person.

But it is difficult to have two.” source

 

Nanase Okawa (大川七瀬 Ōkawa Nanase, born May 2, 1967) is a member of the all-female manga-creating team Clamp. She is the director of the team and is primarily responsible for writing the stories and scripts for Clamp’s various works. (more)

Go Nagai Explained Why his works “Mazinger Z” and others are accepted all over the world on 2015.

 

 

Mazinger Z

 

Explanation:

From “Mazinger Z” to “Cutie Honey”, with masterful world-building skills, impactful stories, and a turn of phrase that does not fear the taboo, Go Nagai is a charismatic figure who is popular not only in Japan but all over the world. As a star of the manga world, how will he interpret the “love letters of Japanese manga”, which were sent from all over the world?

 

Go Nagai

 

Remarks of Go Nagai

 

Q: What particular element do you think has made your works, such as Mazinger Z7 or UFO Robot Grendizer8 so successful overseas?

 

A: First, I think they were surprised at the sense of… reality.

Even if you create a fictional world, it still needs to be convincing.

Regardless of how much the story escalates, or how large-scale it is,

when there’s an eating scene, people need to say “delicious!” or a girl needs to squeal and say “That’s so embarrassing!”

It’s the accumulation of these emotional expressions that give birth to a convincing reality.

Just like in Mazinger Z, you can see the people who are harmed by the robot’s activities and it has an amazing impact.

Perhaps that part felt very fresh to them.   Source

 

Who is Nagai?

If Osamu Tezuka is the father of manga, Go Nagai (永井 豪, Nagai Gō, born September 6, 1945) is the cool uncle

who lets you sneak sips of his beer and always tells the funniest dirty stories.

Active since 1967, he has had a great influence on the world of Manga and Anime;

he effectively created many of their tropes, such as the Super Robot Genre.

While best known for his Mecha and Horror series,

Nagai has also created a lot of comedy and erotic material and even a Magical Girl series aimed at children.(more)

 

 

Leiji Matsumoto, The Author of “Space Battle Ship Yamato” the Nature and longs for feeling it.

 

the space battleship Yamato

 

Explanation:

The work of manga artist Leiji Matsumoto mixes historical periods, themes and technologies, often in a science-fiction setting:

His signature comics involve steam locomotives and reborn World War II battleships sailing among the stars.

These grand flights of fancy, which have found fans around the world.

 

Leiji Matsumoto

 

Remarks of Leiji Matsumoto

“When I was a child, and indeed throughout my life,

I was always thinking and reading about the Earth and sentient beings in the past, present and future,” Matsumoto says.

“I grew up watching many American cartoons like Mickey Mouse and movies, especially ‘Gone With the Wind,’

and that memorable scene in which Scarlett O’Hara swears, ‘I’ll never be hungry again.’”

 

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Leiji Matsumoto (born January 5, 1938) is one of the great names of anime and manga, primarily for being the principal creator of what is probably one of the earliest shared continuities over several anime series, creating a unified arc commonly referred to as the Leijiverse. The characters and settings, combined with a strong reception in the West, meant that his early series were often the primary introduction to anime for Western viewers of the ’70s and early ’80s.(more)

 

 

Katsuhiro Otomo explained his short Animation “Combustible” (Hi no Youjin) on 2012.

 

Katsuhiro Otomo

 

“Combustible” (Hi no Youjin) is made by Katsuhiro Otomo in 2012.

It won the Grand Prize at the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival and the 67th Noburou Oofuji Award at the 2012 Mainichi Film Awards.

Winner of the Platinum Grand Prize during the 2014 Future Film Festival, held in Italy.

 

a shot of “Combustible” (Hi no Youjin).

 

Remarks:

Q: “Akira” was set in Neo-Tokyo, “Combustible” is set in Edo and you’ve created a number of other works that are also set in Japan. Is the Japanese setting a personal preference?

A: Not really. It’s just that I understand Japan, so it’s easier to create works in this setting. “Steamboy” is set in London but that was much harder.

 

Q: What aspects were you most particular about with this latest work?

A: I really struggled to try to make Edo look realistic in animation. I collected various materials and visited museums,

but the more I researched the more things just kept coming up.

It’s not up to historian standards, but by being too accurate with the portrayal it begins to look a little too strange and unfamiliar to regular people,

so rather than a realistic approach, I mainly focused on trying to achieve an aesthetic close to the style of Japanese picture scrolls.

 

 

 

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story:

The city of Edo, the 18th century.

Owaka, the daughter of a merchant family, and her childhood friend Matsukichi. The two were drawn to each other, but Matsukichi has been disowned by his family and is working for the city fire brigade. Meanwhile, negotiations begin for the arrangement of Owaka’s marriage.

Unable to let go of her thoughts of Matsukichi, her mad emotions make her bring about a massive inferno which razes Edo. By chance encounter, the two meet again amidst the fires.

It is an epic spectacle set against the stage of the massive metropolis of Edo.(more)