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Japanator Exclusive: A few questions for Beck's Harold Sakuishi

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Straight from NYCC!

Being an anime and manga fan for so many years, I'm surprised that many of my friends and people within my circles haven't heard of this legendary man. Harold Sakuishi is known for Beck, a manga about a regular 14-year-old Japanese boy named Yukio Tanaka starting eighth grade in junior high school. The story revolves around the trials and tribulations of his rock band named Beck and his relationships with its members.

His newer series are Seven Shakespeares which began in 2009 and ended in 2011, and Rin which started in 2013 and ended in 2016. Both Beck and Seven Shakespeares are both available via Comixology

Christian Chiok: You're clearly invested in western culture. What countries have you visited? What did you like about them?

Harold Sakuishi: I’m always traveling. I am drawn to places that play baseball such as Oakland, Miami, and New York. I’m also drawn to places that play football (soccer) such as Barcelona.

CC: You were involved in the character designs for Heavy Metal Thunder for the PS2. How did you get involved in that project?  Do you play video games in your free time? Is so, what is your favorite series?

HS: It actually happened after Beck. A fan of Beck brought me to this project. I really haven’t played much lately but I use to play a lot when I was younger.

CC: Aside from MMA, what other martial arts do you like? What sports do you like?

HS: I enjoy watching All Japan Pro Wrestling and football (soccer).  


CC: What is your favorite western TV-series?

HS: I was rambling about this earlier. I love Games of Thrones.

CC: What is your favorite manga and Mangaka?  Is he or she your inspiration as well?

HS: I like Makoto Kobayashi (What's Michael?). I like him because his work is great and has a great personality as well. I respect him highly.

CC: While I loved Beck back in the day, I personally haven't had the chance to check out Seven Shakespeares. In what ways are Beck and Seven Shakespeares similar and how would you get a Beck fan to read the series?

HS: They are both similar in the way that both have a collective of characters coming together a group to accomplish something greater than they can individually. They are both very easy to read.

CC: Last question, and it’s pretty simple - Are you enjoying your time here at New York Comic Con?

HS: Haha, yes, I am having a great time in New York.


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Christian has been a gamer since his early childhood. He's a big fan of the King of Fighters and the Metal Slug series. Additionally, Christian enjoys cooking, listening to music, watching anime ... more + disclosures


 



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