Via Anime Insider: Masao Maruyama and Satoshi Nishimura (February 2004)

Trigun director Satoshi Nishimura and producer Masao Maruyama talk about getting permission to kill off characters and what they viewed as the over-capacity state of the anime industry.

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Via Newtype USA: Satoshi Nishimura on Hajime no Ippo (December 2004)

Satoshi Nishimura talks about adapting Kodansha Award-Winning manga Hajime no Ippo into TV anime Hajime no Ippo, roughly outlining his stance on this adaptation as a fairly strict “stick-to-the-source” tack.

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