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    Monday August 15, 2022
  • INTERVIEW: Masaaki Yuasa Discusses Film vs. TV, the Music of Inu-Oh and What’s Next

    Inu-Oh director Masaaki Yuasa on making a musical period piece

    Masaaki Yuasa's Inu-Oh has received it's US theater debut, hit the jump to hear Yuasa's take on the differences between working on film and television, deciding when to incorporate violence in art, the importance of music in Inu-oh and more.

  • Wednesday June 15, 2022
  • INTERVIEW: Hiroyuki Sawano on the Music of Fanfare of Adolescence

    We talked with the composer about his iconic sound and how he applied it to this season's horse racing anime

    To celebrate the recent release of the soundtrack to Fanfare of Adolescence, we had the pleasure of interviewing composer Hiroyuki Sawano! Hit the jump to read about his use of English lyrics, how he became involved with the project, and his core philosophy for composing this soundtrack.

  • Thursday June 2, 2022
  • INTERVIEW: GameboyJones on How to Write Rap Songs About Anime

    Anime rapper GameboyJones talked with us about his influences and process in this exclusive interview

    Anime rapper GameboyJones creates art by fusing the worlds of hip hop and anime. We had the pleasure of sitting down with him for an exclusive interview! Hit the jump to read about his influences, his work process, and his thoughts on the magical connection between rap and anime.

  • Friday April 15, 2022
  • ESSAY: How My Dress-Up Darling Taps Into Cosplay Culture By Being Grounded In Reality

    The series takes its cosplay roots straight from ground level to screens around the world

    At the heart of My Dress-Up Darling is a heartwarmingly realistic portrayal of cosplayers. Everything from the stores Gojo and Marin use to buy their gear to the locations where they take cosplay photos are perfectly recreated from the standpoint of real cosplayers living in the real world. Learn how the series brings cosplaying to screens around the world.

  • Tuesday April 19, 2022
  • INTERVIEW: Love of Kill’s Director Joins Us For An Inside Look At Production

    Crunchyroll sits down with the director of Love of Kill!

    Following Love of Kill's successful season, director Hideaki Oba has joined us for a plethora of interesting questions. Hit the jump to read more!

  • Wednesday May 4, 2022
  • INTERVIEW: Ayumu Hisao Talks Series Composition And Love of Kill

    Enemies to lovers

    For fans of Love of Kill, Crunchyroll News reached out to the writer in charge of series composition, Ayumu Hisao. Hit the jump for tricks of the trade, behind the scenes details, and some special surprises.

  • Thursday April 28, 2022
  • INTERVIEW: Love of Kill's Character Designer On Emotions, Movement, And Who Is Easiest To Draw

    Yokou Satou talks with us about how anime gets made

    Last season's Love of Kill introduced us to a world of suspenseful romance and romantic suspense. We had the opportunity to talk with Yokou Satou, the character designer and chief animation director for the Love of Kill anime about the process of character design, the animation process in general, and what it was like to bring Fe's characters to life through animation. Hit the jump to read more!

  • Friday April 1, 2022
  • INTERVIEW: How A Manga Inspired Portrait Of Shohei Ohtani Made It On The Cover Of MLB The Show 22

    Major League Baseball player Shohei Ohtani graces the cover of MLB The Show 22

    Crunchyroll sat down with Sony San Diego's Ramone Russel and artist Takashi Okazaki to speak about drawing Shohei Ohtani in manga form for MLB The Show 22. Read on for more!

  • Thursday March 31, 2022
  • INTERVIEW: How Ranking of Kings Composer MAYUKO Found The Heart Of Bojji's Fantasy

    The Cells at Work! composer talks influences, composition methods and more

    We had the opportunity to speak with MAYUKO about transitioning from the educational Innerspace of Cells at Work!, the influences and composition methods that fuel Ranking of Kings, and more, so read on for the full interview!

  • Tuesday March 29, 2022
  • INTERVIEW: The Voice Acting Talent Of Love of Kill

    A compilation of video interviews with four of Love of Kill's amazing voice actors

    Check out our latest interview with the voice talent of Love of Kill — Crunchyroll interviews Shimono Hiro, Onishi Saori, Horiuchi Kenyu, and Amasaki Kouhei. Hit the jump and see what they had to say!

  • Thursday August 19, 2021
  • Director Hideaki Anno and Comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto Star in Amazon Interview Documentary

    Candid conversation between two creatives hits Amazon Prime Video in Japan on August 20, 2021

    Director Hideaki Anno (Shin Godzilla, Rebuild of Evangelion) and comedian / actor / director Hitoshi Matsumoto (Big Man Japan, Documental) are teaming up for a candid conversation about their creative processes in an interview-style documentary entitled Anno Hideaki + Matsumoto Hitoshi Taidan ("A Conversation with Hideaki Anno and Hitoshi Matsumoto") that will stream on Amazon Prime in Japan beginning on August 20, 2021. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday March 18, 2021
  • INTERVIEW: ON-GAKU: Our Sound's Director Kenji Iwaisawa on Being a Self-Taught Animator

    Independent slacker comedy about high school delinquents forming a rock band is now available from GKIDS

    Crunchyroll likes to rock and roll all night and party every day, but we also like to get serious about the art of animation, and in a new interview with Kenji Iwaisawa, the director of ON-GAKU: Our Sound, we discuss Iwaisawa's inspirations, motivations, and the hard work that goes into creating an independently produced theatrical anime film. Hit the jump to check it out.

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