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    Wednesday October 21, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: Re:ZERO Illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka on How They Designed the Characters You Love

    We spoke with the light novel illustrator and character designer about how they brought the characters of Re:ZERO from words to illustrations (and beyond)

    We spoke with Shinichirou Otsuka, the illustrator behind the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- light novels and anime adaptation character designer on their methods in creating the characters, their favorite designs, and about the upcoming video game, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- The Prophecy of the Throne! Read the interview after the jump!

  • Friday October 9, 2020
  • FEATURE: Happy 10th Anniversary To Every Anime Opening Ever Made (The Video)

    Let's celebrate one of the classic anime community videos from ten years ago!

    We go down memory lane and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the classic Youtube video "Supercut - Every Anime Opening Ever Made" and even speak with the creator of the video about how he made it and how he feels looking back on it today! Read more after the jump!

  • Thursday October 1, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: Author Matt Alt Discusses What Makes Anime So Appealing

    Plus Gundam, Doraemon, Super Sentai, and more!

    Author Matt Alt's book Pure Invention: How Japan's Pop Culture Conquered The World has garnered great reviews and is one of my favorite books of 2020. So I sat down with Alt to discuss the stuff he couldn't fit in the book, anime's appeal, and why Gundam is so integral to the medium's history. Hit the jump for the interview!

  • Tuesday September 29, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: Children of the Sea’s Director on How Doraemon Taught Him About Filmmaking

    Universes, fish, and adolescence: Today we sit down talk with prestigious director Ayumu Watanabe on his work for this mesmerizing film!

    Children of the Sea hit Netflix and other streaming services earlier this month, and Crunchyroll was very lucky to catch the director, Ayumu Watanabe, and sit down with him and talk a little bit about this fantastic and mesmerizing movie! Today we discuss the answers to the universe, the technical craft behind layering 3DCG work and traditional animation, and working with the prestigious Joe Hisaishi.

  • Wednesday September 30, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: The Best Mecha Anime of 2020 is a Podcast

    They could have made them look like anything, but they made them look like podcasts

    If you're a fan of series like The Adventure Zone, but also love giant robots and moral quandaries, have I got a recommendation for you. Hit the jump for an in-depth interview on the Friends At The Table podcast on International Podcast Day.

  • Saturday September 5, 2020
  • Check Out Shenmue Creator Yu Suzuki Discussing Developing the Game Into an Anime In New Interview!

    Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Producing Anime For Fan Favorite Game

    Based on the classic SEGA Dreamcast game series, Crunchyroll and Adult Swim are teaming up to bring an anime adaptation of Shenmue! Click here to watch an exclusive interview with Executive Producer Yu Suzuki on his feelings about turning the game into an anime along with Director Chikara Sakurai!

  • Tuesday September 15, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: Roland Kelts On Fantasy Worlds And The Impact of Streaming

    The author of "JAPANAMERICA" shares his thoughts about online communities, meeting Go Nagai, and more

    Roland Kelts, author of JAPANAMERICA, shares his thoughts on the rise of streaming services, cross-cultural exchange, and the communal "bottom-up phenomenon" of anime fandom.

  • Wednesday August 12, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: Whilce Portacio on His Naruto Cover Art, Manga's Influence on American Comics

    We spoke with the comics legend about what makes Naruto special and more

    VIZ Media recently revealed its original cover art for a new triple feature of Naruto movies, and it certainly sparked an immediate discussion. The artist behind the illustration is none other than comics legend Whilce Portacio, and we got a chance to speak with him about his art, anime and manga's influence on comics, and much more.