Via Anime Insider: Akitaro Daichi (July 2005)

The cool Akitaro Daichi talks about all sorts of stuff, including sponsors’ influence on Kodocha, writing Sana’s improv songs from Kodocha basically solo, details on the production of Fruits Basket (he says he got the script because the producer was comfortable with him and that he didn’t get what the story was about until near the end of the show), and Kodocha author Miho Obana dancing the flamenco in Times Square.

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Sell Me in 20 Minutes: DD Hokuto no Ken, Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Bride, and Aku no Hana

In contrast to a Thursday featuring a pair of newer directors, Friday was all about veterans coming back to their native style. With results that, frankly, could have been way better.

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