New title: Sound Euphonium Films 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.

New Movie Interview:

Sound! Euphonium
Kumiko’s year becoming 2nd years/Liz and the Blue Bird

Directors: Tatsuya Ishihara/Naoko Yamada

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Sound! Euphonium The Movie ~ May the melody reach you! Staff Discussion

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 The Movie ~ May the melody reach you! pamphlet published in 2017.

Staff Discussion

Director: Taichi Ogawa
General Manager: Tatsuya Ishihara
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Sound! Euphonium 2 Series Director Naoko Yamada 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.

Series Director Naoko Yamada

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A Silent Voice Sound Staff Roundtable

This is from the A Silent Voice “making of” book published by Kyoto Animation in 2016. I translated this for another site, but it never got ran on it. With the ongoing incident at KyoAni, I wanted to share some of these translations that were finished, but never seen publicly.

Director x Sound Staff Roundtable
Naoko Yamada x Yota Tsuruoka x Kensuke Ushio

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Tamako Love Story/Director Naoko Yamada interview: Media Arts Festival ver

The Cultural Media Arts Festival aims to display pieces of art from canvas art, entertainment, animation, and manga categories. In each category, works are chosen to win “grand prize”, “superior prize”, and “newcomer prize” awards with an eye towards the current cultural trends. In the 18th Cultural Media Arts Festival, the popular anime film Tamako Love Story and its director, Naoko Yamada, won a ”newcomer prize” in the animation category. The film, a sequel to the TV series Tamako Market, is an orthodox adolescent love story that won acclaim from viewers. With the work/director winning this prize, we ask director Naoko Yamada about the film’s highlights and how she felt upon winning the award.

Interviewer/Writer: Shigeyoshi Okimoto Continue reading