I recently sat down for an interview with Japan Expo USA 2013 Guest Of Honor Noriyuki Iwadare, a Japanese video game music composer known for his work with Capcom's Phoenix Wright series. He impressed American fans on both Saturday and Sunday with high energy live shows and I was able to pick his brain about his music and video game music work. Read more after the jump!
The first thing you notice immediately about Kando Bando is that their lead singer is white. The second thing you notice is that he's singing Japanese. That's not something you come across very often in Japan, so I wanted to get the details. The following is an exclusive (and first ever) interview with Kando Bando, a talented group of guys you may very well find performing an anime theme song someday!
Plenty of people draw Pokémon fanart, but can you classify a work as fanart when it is not drawn by a fan? Brian Fukushima's sketches are based on general ideas of some of the original monsters, but rely much more on his friends' descriptions of the characters via Google+ Hangouts. Bump the jump to check out his art and read our full interview!