New title: Violet Evergarden Preview Interview

This is another translation that I originally translated in 2017 to run on another site, but due to various circumstances, it was never run. With the recent arson incident, I’m posting these so that they’re out in the public for people to read. This is a preview interview from the “This is Who We Are Now! 2017” book from Kyoto Animation released in 2017 to coincide with the event that year.

Violet Evergarden New Title Interview

Director Taichi Ishidate x Character Designer Akiko Takase

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Sound! Euphonium 2 Character Designer Shoko Ikeda Interview

This is another translation that I originally translated in 2017 to run on another site, but due to various circumstances, it was never run. With the recent arson incident, I’m posting these so that they’re out in the public for people to read. This is from the Sound! Euphonium 2 fanbook published by Kyoto Animation in 2017.

Character Designer/Chief Animation Director
Shoko Ikeda

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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Interviews – Chief Animation Director Dialogue

This is the second in a batch of interviews from The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya guidebook that I’ll be posting. Some of these were previously posted in 2011/2012 and I’ve gone back and edited them. This dialogue is the second of two newly translated pieces to provide more behind the scenes information regarding the animation process. Please enjoy hearing from the two major chief animation directors of the film, Shoko Ikeda and Futoshi Nishiya!

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Sound! Euphonium Interview: Chief Animation Director/Character Designer Shoko Ikeda

This is a surprising 5th entry in the series of interviews I’m translating from the Sound! Euphonium official fanbook published last week by Takarajimasha. It’s surprising because my original goal was to only complete the previous 4 entries, but the story felt unfulfilled. To that end, I decided to translate the final two pieces to complete the tale. Here is the interview with the person who oversaw all the episodes as animation director and designed the characters for the anime. Continue reading

K-On! Movie interview: Character Designer/Chief Animation Director Yukiko Horiguchi

HTT Airlines, Flight JL401:

Boarding seat 5:

Character Designer/Chief Animation Director Yukiko Horiguchi

Horiguchi-san designed the characters and checked the TV-series drawings as chief animation director. Here we talk to her about how she upgraded the fine details of the drawings while maintain the same atmosphere of the TV series. Continue reading