We love Bananya here at Crunchyroll, and we’re pretty sure you do too! We got a chance to interview the woman behind the banana cat madness, Akiyo Nagano! Curious to know what Nagano-san thinks of Bananya’s explosive popularity or what she thought of the Bananya Pool? Hit the jump and and find out all that and much more!
Crunchyroll’s beloved Hime got her own figure from Kotobukiya, and last year at Crunchyroll Expo, our very own Victoria and Tiffa chronicled the saga of Hime’s figure journey, from early attempts, to Kotobukiya’s figure process. Read on and peek behind the curtain of turning anime into reality!
Tamura is the producer behind numerous hit anime, and his upcoming project, The Rising of the Shield Hero, was a big topic at Crunchyroll Expo this year! We got to listen in Tamura-san talk about Shield Hero, producing anime, how Shirobako relates to real life, and his other upcoming projects! Hit the jump to see what being a producer is all about!
It’s taken over four years, but it’s finally almost here: the anime adaptation of the popular isekai novel series, The Rising of the Shield Hero! At Crunchyroll Expo we got to see the nearly hour long first episode, and hear from anime producer Junichiro Tamura and composer Kevin Penkin! Read on to find out more!
The Rising of the Shield Hero took Crunchyroll Expo by storm, and we got to sit down with series composer Kevin Penkin, winner of last year’s Crunchyroll Award for his work on Made in Abyss, as well as producer Junichiro Tamura, to find out what goes into creating music for anime, working on music in games, and how these two met! Hit the jump to read on!
If you’re a PEACE MAKER KUROGANE fan, love Shinsengumi drama, or need more hot samurai men in your life, check out our report of the PEACE MAKER KUROGANE -Belief-’s Premiere! Hit the jump for a quick recap of the Peace Maker series, the way the film ties to the original anime, and what seems to be on the horizon for the sequel, -Friend-!
The director, character designer, and producer of DARLING in the FRANXX, Atsushi Nishigori, Masayoshi Tanaka, and Yuichi Fukushima made the trip to San Jose for Crunchyroll Expo 2018! During the convention, we were able to take a whole hour from their busy schedule to ask some questions about their work on the project from start to finish! Hit the jump for the full interview!
Yoshitoshi ABe and Rie Ogura dropped into Crunchyroll Expo 2018 with a new anime on the way, time traveling science fiction RErideD: Derrida, who leaps through time experienced its two episode world premiere at the convention and they were on site for panels and press junkets. Between their many obligations, I was able to ask them some questions about their careers and newest anime! Hit the jump for the full interview!
At Crunchyroll Expo, we got a chance to check out the first episode of upcoming magical action anime, Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemist Knight! Curious to know more about Jeanne’s voice actress? Want to know how sound design plays a role in setting the mood? Hit the jump and let us tell you all about it!
The magical action is heating up as Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemist Knight gets ready to release in October, and we got a chance to talk to Jeanne’s voice actress, Yuko Ono, and sound director and Ono-san’s manager, Ryosuke Naya. If you’re curious about more information on Ulysses, how Ono-san got started in voice acting, what a sound director is responsible for, hit the jump to find out more!
Being a woman in the professional world has its own unique challenges and joys, and we got to hear from four amazing women tell us about their experiences! Hit the jump for the Legend of Zelda manga’s Akira Himekawa, No Game No Life’s Atsuko Ishizuka, and Bananya’s Akiyo Nagano as they talk about how they got started, how they deal with male co-workers, the favorite part of their jobs, and tips on getting free cake!
Makoto Uezu visited Crunchyroll Expo 2018 to look back at his 20 years in the anime industry and forward to his newest project, the upcoming shonen series Radiant. The scenario and script writer of over 50 series had a busy schedule hosting panels, but took the time to sit down with us and talk about his favorite subject; anime. Hit the jump for the full interview!
Yoshitoshi ABe is back with a new project, teaming up with Takuya Sato to deliver his trademark ambience to yet another sci fi story. Like ABe himself, the protagonist of this anime disappears for 10 years, returning when the world needs him most. Hit the jump for all the details on the two episode world premiere of RErideD - Derrida, who leapt through time -!