Director Yasunori Ide and writer Yosuke Kuroda talk about their work on Mizuho’s character in Please Teacher, revealing they drew heavily from Mitsuru Adachi’s manga for inspiration.
An article on anime pre-production, dealing with script pitches and budgeting.
This is also part of a several-part series. It’s interesting, so I’ll try to piece the other parts together at some point.
Artist Kinu Nishimura shares details of how she creates an image.
This is part of a recurring back-of-magazine feature that I missed when scanning other issues, so I’ll probably be uploading those, either individually or as a batch, at some point.
An article talking about the works of five creators considered promising, in some cases including quotes from more senior staffers who recommended them.
Shoji Kawamori talks about the different Macross series and his inspiration for then-new Macross Zero.
A pair of articles in which Ryosuke Takahashi talks about his production duties, the future of Sunrise (including worries about corporate culture and a lack of “good pressure” on creators), and an Armored Trooper Votoms novel.
Gaogaigar producer Ryosuke Takahashi and Big O producer Chieo Ohashi talk about their respective robot projects.
Mahoromatic creator Bunjuro Nakayama offers various minor setting details.
Brief comments on Wolf’s Rain from producer Masahiko Minami and composer Yoko Kanno.
Japanese VA Kimiko Koyama talks about getting into and working in the industry.