Animestyle 007 Sound! Euphonium Interview: Director Tatsuya Ishihara & Series Director Naoko Yamada Part 2

The “Adolescent Anime” Tackled Head-on

Interview with Tatsuya Ishihara (Director) and Naoko Yamada (Series Director)
Reporters: Yuichirou Oguro, Itsuki Shouta; Text editing: Itsuki Shouta; Interview date: August 13, 2015; Interview location: Kyoto Animation Tokyo Office

Tatsuya Ishihara
Kyoto native who works at Kyoto Animation. Following his directorial debut with AIR, he has helmed several works at the studio including The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kanon, Clannad, Nichijou, and Love, Chunibyou, and Other Delusions. His most recent work is Sound! Euphonium.

Naoko Yamada
Kyoto native who works at Kyoto Animation. After working as episode director in Clannad, she was appointed to direct K-On!. Since then, she has directed K-On!!, K-On! The Movie!, Tamako Market, and Tamako Love Story. She served as series director for Sound! Euphonium.

(This is the second of a two part interview translation from Animestyle 007. Due to its length, I decided to break it into two parts for easier reading. Here is the first part. This one is about twice as long as the first, but I couldn’t break up this first section and end on a cliffhanger. Enjoy the rest!) Continue reading

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Animestyle 007 Sound! Euphonium Interview: Director Tatsuya Ishihara & Series Director Naoko Yamada Part 1

The “Adolescent Anime” Tackled Head-on

Interview with Tatsuya Ishihara (Director) and Naoko Yamada (Series Director)
Reporters: Yuichirou Oguro, Itsuki Shouta; Text editing: Itsuki Shouta; Interview date: August 13, 2015; Interview location: Kyoto Animation Tokyo Office

Tatsuya Ishihara
Kyoto native who works at Kyoto Animation. Following his directorial debut with AIR, he has helmed several works at the studio including The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kanon, Clannad, Nichijou, and Love, Chunibyou, and Other Delusions. His most recent work is Sound! Euphonium.

Naoko Yamada
Kyoto native who works at Kyoto Animation. After working as episode director in Clannad, she was appointed to direct K-On!. Since then, she has directed K-On!!, K-On! The Movie!, Tamako Market, and Tamako Love Story. She served as series director for Sound! Euphonium.

(This is the first of a two part interview translation from Animestyle 007. Due to its length, I decided to break it into two parts for easier reading. Here is the second part. Enjoy the first part!)

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K-On! Movie interview: C-part Director/Storyboarder Tatsuya Ishihara

HTT Airlines, Flight JL401:

Boarding seat 3:

C part Storyboarder/Director Tatsuya Ishihara

The veteran director who presided over a variety of works served as the C-part director and storyboard for the film. Ishihara-san also worked as an adviser and storyboarded/directed episodes of the TV series. Here, we talk to Ishihara-san about how he observed director Yamada’s work. Continue reading

Bonet Tatsuya Ishihara Chuunibyou Series Interview Translation – Spoiler Part

Opening this weekend in 27 theatres across Japan is the highlight film of the first Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! TV season, Rikka Takanashi Revision. To promote the film, the director of both the TV series and the film, Tatsuya Ishihara has done various interviews with various publications. One of those publications which focuses on subcultures is bonet. They published an interview in two parts; one prior to the film, which is spoiler free, and one following the film’s release which has spoilers for the film. This post will translate the sections of the interview that were first posted and are safe to read before watching the movie. Linked at the top of this post will be the first half/non-spoiler portion of the interview. Thanks to irrevilent for editing!

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Bonet Tatsuya Ishihara Chuunibyou Series Interview Translation – No-spoiler Part

Opening this weekend in 27 theatres across Japan is the highlight film of the first Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! TV season, Rikka Takanashi Revision. To promote the film, the director of both the TV series and the film, Tatsuya Ishihara has done various interviews with various publications. One of those publications which focuses on subcultures is bonet. They published an interview in two parts; one prior to the film, which is spoiler free, and one following the film’s release which has spoilers for the film. This post will translate the sections of the interview that were first posted and are safe to read before watching the movie. Linked at the bottom of this post will be the spoiler portion of the interview. Thanks to irrevilent for editing!

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Chuunibyou Movie/S2 Tatsuya Ishihara Cloud_G v3 Interview

The latest edition of the Spoon magazine’s special edition, Cloud_G, had a big feature about the Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! franchise; most notably featuring an interview with Director Tatsuya Ishihara about a multitude of things. Here is the relevant portion of the magazine (there was a discussion about “chuunibyou”, the OVA, and introduction to the series I excised). Big thanks to superdry, TMSIDR, and Goggen for proofreading this interview.

koiWhen did they inform the cast of Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! there would be a second season? How will season 2 differ from season 1? What should we look forward to in the movie? And what will the new character, Shichimiya, do? We’ve come to the source, Director Tatsuya Ishihara, for a backstage report! Continue reading