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Anime Producer Explains How Fans Can Help Anime Get Made


Character designer Terumi Nishii of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable and Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya interviewed anime producer Masuo Ueda on YouTube. The beginning of the video jumps around a little bit, then it gets to the interview and contains English subtitles at the top of the screen.

Nishii asked Ueda about a recent comment he made that with enough support from fans, a sequel to City Hunter could get made.

“I do think it’s not possible without the support of fans,” Ueda said. “However, that doesn’t mean because you have their support, you can 100% guarantee that it’ll be made.”

Ueda talked about ways fans can show their support for sequels or anime adaptations, like politely contacting anime companies. He said that you can also show your support on social media, though if you’re the only one supporting a project, it could indicate to the anime studio that not a lot of people are interested in it. And at the end of the day, nothing will happen unless the creator wants it to.

He also talked about how important financial success is if you want to make a sequel, but also talked about how Fate/stay night built itself up in an unusual way.

Check out the video for all of his insights!

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.