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Japanator Interviews: Cristina Vee

Cristina Vee is becoming one of the most prolific voice actresses in the English dub anime industry. Her sweet vocals can be heard in K-On giving life to the scaredy cat bassist, or as the hot-tempered shrine maiden Sailor Mars in Sail...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews: SCANDAL

As you probably already know, we are huge fans of SCANDAL at the Japanator office. The Osaka based all female band have been tearing up Japan since coming together back in 2006. They've come a far way from their days performing on the stree...

 
 
 
 
 
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Lantis Fest Vegas: An Interview with Faylan

As a part of promotion for Lantis Festival Las Vegas, we were able to ask anison singer Faylan a few questions! Since her tie-in with CANAAN, Faylan has done a slew of rocking songs for various shows and games, like BlazBlue Alter Memory, G...

 
 
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Lantis Fest Vegas: Interview with Choucho

Japanator got to ask Choucho a few questions over email! The self-starting anisong artist is now attached to a bunch of great shows and her melodic tones make them all the more memorable, like Girls und Panzer and Gargantia on the Verderous...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews: Morning Musume '14

After eleven amazing years, current Morning Musume '14 leader, Sayumi Michishige is graduating after their current tour. The super group known to fans as Momusu have been lighting up Japan's pop charts since 1997, and have absolutely no int...

 
 
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Anime Next '14: Studio Trigger

At Anime Next 2014, the "Creative Officer" and "Creative Director" of Kill la Kill, Shigeto Koyama and Hiromi Wakabayashi, respectively, did some show-and-tell for the crowd. Their Saturday panel on Kill la Kill was not only packed to ...

 
 
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ACEN '14: Wake Up, Girls!

Anime Central and Crunchyroll teamed up over the weekend and brought to the USA the anime-idol group Wake Up, Girls! I am more than excited to be able to cover them over the weekend and attend some of their events. Below the jump conta...

 
 
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AB 2014: JAM Project press panel

At Anime Boston 2014, epic anime theme song (anison) rock team JAM Project performed and threw a couple great shows. Japanator was able to join in on their press panel and take some Q&A time. Here are the juicy details about their inter...

 
 
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Relive Anohana the Movie with producer Shimizu Q&A

Did you watch Anohana the Movie last week? I did, and it was definitely at least an one-hankie experience. Now you can relive it, especially the lighter moments, with the above Q&A taken with the producer of the series Hiroyuki Shimizu...

 
 
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Talking with the guys from Boomslank

By now, you've probably noticed Ai Fi, Japanator's lovely resident android, created by illustrator P-Shinobi of Boomslank. I like Ai Fi quite a bit; while aspects of her design remind me of some other anime and game characters, on the whole...

 
 
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An interview with Dr Akiko Mikamo

In conjunction with my review of Rising from the Ashes, I was given a special opportunity to interview its author, Dr. Akiko Mikamo. In case you haven't read the review yet (and why haven't you?!), here's the basic synopsis to get you ready...

 
 
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Catching up with Neon Alley

Neon Alley, the 24/7 streaming service for anime fans that delivers shows to your PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, just celebrated its first anniversary. In lieu of a birthday party, the service is launching a bunch of new shows on October 18th, inclu...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews: Makoto Shinkai

Wow, talk about an awesome day! Back at Anime Expo this year I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with one of my favorite masters of anime, the illustrious Makoto Shinkai. If you've been living under a rock for the last few years you m...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews: Space Station Osaka

Gaming is more social than many like to give it credit for. Arcades used to play a huge part of this socialization but now the majority seems to happen with screens between the players. Of course there are still some arcades and people will...

 
 
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JX: An interview with Dempagumi.inc

The fun loving group of Dempagumi.inc was kind enough to sit down with me and chat about some of the things that they like. I will warn you right now, the audio does peak when these girls get going. So if you have your speakers up or your ...

 
 
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JX: An interview with 1000say

The electro-pop band 1000say was kind enough to sit down with me and chat a bit about how they started and what 1000say means. We also talk about their tastes in music which was actually surprising. The range was quite large in what they l...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews: Hiroaki Yura

The flames of Project Phoenix's Kickstarter are growing with each passing day, and its heat will ignite the ultimate rebirth when the time comes. Last Saturday, I was given the honor to speak with Hiroaki Yura, the man behind Project Phoeni...

 
 
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JX: An interview with Ian Sinclair

Funimation voice actors are like Pokemon to me. I've got to catch them all. Well, there is one less that I have to catch because I now have Ian Sinclair taken off my list. Ian has done a lot work for Funi such as Dallas Genoard in Buc...

 
 
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JX: An interview with Michael Sinterniklaas

The always wacky and fun Michael Sinterniklaas was kind enough to sit down with me and talk about his work on both sides of the mic. He has worked on shows like GaoGaiGar as Gai Shishiô, Summer Wars as Kenji Koiso, and Eden...

 
 
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JX: An interview with Evangelion's Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

There are moments that define your otaku life. Some of them are minor, like getting that special edition of whatever you like, and then there are some that are huge, like meeting the man that created the series that solidified your very ota...

 
 
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Otakon '13: An Interview with Oreimo's creators

To get you ready for the world simulcast of the Oreimo OVAs on Saturday, Japanator chatted up the Oreimo guests at Otakon 2013--light novel author Tsukasa Fushimi, his editor Kazuma Miki, and the director of the anime series Hiroyuki K...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews: Toshio Maeda AX '13

Back in the late 90's, if the subject of anime was ever brought up, it usually devolved into one topic. Whether or not you had watched The Legend of the Overfiend (Urotsukidoji). You couldn't avoid it, and after some time, people began to ...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews: Danny Choo AX '13

I had a chance to sit down with my old pal Danny Choo at Anime Expo this week, and catch up on what's been going on in his world. Danny is the prototype for entrepreneurial otaku. He is currently promoting his Mirai Suenaga brand...

 
 
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Aku no Hana's Hiroshi Nagahama talks Flowers, Evil

At Animazement 2013, North American fans were treated to a very busy Hiroshi Nagahama, the director of Detroit Metal City, Mushishi, and most recently the controversial Flowers of Evil. Still wrapping up on the production of the show, direc...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews: DAISUKI.net's Eri Maruyama

You might of heard that there is a new streaming site that has just launched out of Japan. It is being backed by some big names in the anime world like Aniplex, Sunrise, and Toei. What could that exactly mean for you, you ask? Well, let me ...

 
 
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The Miku Channel catches up with livetune

Made famous from his tracks featuring Hatsune Miku, DJ kz aka livetune is one of my favorite producers. The soft spoken genius sat down with the folk over at the Miku Channel, and he gave some interesting insite to some of the so...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Earlier this year, we had a brief moment to sit down with the Harajuku music and fashion superstar, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu aka Kiriko Takemura. Fresh off the stage from a performance at Paris's Japan Expo, the adorable sensation clued...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews: BABYMETAL

When it's time to start banging your head, you don't always think about turning to adorable little Japanese kids to supply the tunes. Our friends over at RESONANCE Media and Amuse, Inc. thought it would be a good idea to get me in touch wit...

 
 
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Japanator Exclusive Interview: Haruhiko Mikimoto

I studied art in high school and college and actually now teach at a fairly prestigious art school. So, when I say that Haruhiko Mikimoto also known as HAL, is my favorite artist and character designer of all time, it ha...

 
 
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Otakon '12: Gen Urobuchi interview

Japanator scored an one-on-one interview with Gen Urobuchi! I was able to get a short interview with the creator of Fate/Zero and the collaborator of Madoka Magica and ask a few questions about his outlook in writing for anime and how he go...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews Naoki Urasawa

While at Japan Expo, the one guest I had to speak with was Naoki Urasawa. He's the creator of some of the most amazing manga titles of recent years: from the haunting tribute to Astro Boy in Pluto, to the absolute page-turners that are...

 
 
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Japanator interviews May'n

May’n is an artist that certainly stands out from all the rest. There is no doubt that if you have ever heard her sing, be it in anime or radio, you will know it is her without any hesitation.  With her unique and ...

 
 
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Anime Boston '12: Halko Momoi Press Panel

Over at Anime Boston, singer-songwriter, seiyuu and self-proclaimed Queen of Akihabara Halko Momoi was kind enough to sit with a bunch of us press-types and go over what makes her tick and what drives her to travel around the world and spre...

 
 
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Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast & win - final episode

Award-winning online game publisher Gamania Entertainment will be bringing the free-to-play fantasy MMORPG Divina to fans in North America. Featuring tons of quests, a colorful cast of characters, and an exciting PvP combat system, the game...

 
 
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Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast + contest - Part 3

Award-winning online game publisher Gamania Entertainment will be bringing the free-to-play fantasy MMORPG Divina to fans in North America. Featuring tons of quests, a colorful cast of characters, and an exciting PvP combat system, the game...

 
 




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