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INTERVIEW: The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic Author and Mangaka on Taking Us to Another World

INTERVIEW: The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic Author and Mangaka on Taking Us to Another World INTERVIEW: The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic Author and Mangaka on Taking Us to Another World

INTERVIEW: The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic Author and Mangaka on Taking Us to Another World

Kurokata’s quirky isekai light novel series The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic began coming out in August, and the manga adaptation by Kugayama Reki will hit shelves this November. Both series are published by One Peace Books, and Kurokata and Kugayama Reki spoke to …Read more  »

INTERVIEW: INU-OH Composer Otomo Yoshihide on Using Classical Instruments For Modern Music

INTERVIEW: INU-OH Composer Otomo Yoshihide on Using Classical Instruments For Modern Music INTERVIEW: INU-OH Composer Otomo Yoshihide on Using Classical Instruments For Modern Music

INTERVIEW: INU-OH Composer Otomo Yoshihide on Using Classical Instruments For Modern Music

INU-OH, the surreal and musically-inspired new anime movie by Masaaki Yuasa, mixes a historical setting with sometimes-modern music. After speaking with singer and lead voice-over actor Avu-chan, Otaku USA was able to speak with the film’s composer, Otomo Yoshihide. Yoshihide talked about using classical instruments, …Read more  »

INTERVIEW: Goodbye, Don Glees! Director and Writer Atsuko Ishizuka on How Her Mother Inspired Her

INTERVIEW: Goodbye, Don Glees! Director and Writer Atsuko Ishizuka on How Her Mother Inspired Her INTERVIEW: Goodbye, Don Glees! Director and Writer Atsuko Ishizuka on How Her Mother Inspired Her

INTERVIEW: Goodbye, Don Glees! Director and Writer Atsuko Ishizuka on How Her Mother Inspired Her

GKIDS has licensed the heartfelt movie Goodbye, Don Glees! and just played it in American theaters. Atsuko Ishizuka, the movie’s writer and director, has been working at the prestigious anime studio Madhouse since 2004. Otaku USA spoke to her about her inspiration for this movie, …Read more  »

INTERVIEW: Cédric Biscay and Daitaro Nishihara Talk About Their New Manga BLITZ

INTERVIEW: Cédric Biscay and Daitaro Nishihara Talk About Their New Manga BLITZ INTERVIEW: Cédric Biscay and Daitaro Nishihara Talk About Their New Manga BLITZ

INTERVIEW: Cédric Biscay and Daitaro Nishihara Talk About Their New Manga BLITZ

BLITZ, which has been published by Shonen Jump, becomes available in America this month through ABLAZE Comics. The chess-themed series is written by Cédric Biscay and Harumo Sanazaki and illustrated by Daitaro Nishihara, with chess grandmaster and World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov also involved. Biscay …Read more  »

INTERVIEW: Mathew Klickstein on Anime and Manga in His New Oral History of Comic-Con

INTERVIEW: Mathew Klickstein on Anime and Manga in His New Oral History of Comic-Con INTERVIEW: Mathew Klickstein on Anime and Manga in His New Oral History of Comic-Con

INTERVIEW: Mathew Klickstein on Anime and Manga in His New Oral History of Comic-Con

Mathew Klickstein calls himself a Multi-Platform Storyteller, and his newest book, See You At San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture, is being released on September 6 by Fantagraphics. The 500-page book has all sorts of information and …Read more  »

INTERVIEW: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Composer Akira Senju Talks Influences and More

INTERVIEW: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Composer Akira Senju Talks Influences and More INTERVIEW: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Composer Akira Senju Talks Influences and More

INTERVIEW: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Composer Akira Senju Talks Influences and More

Soundtracks for Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos have become available outside of Japan for the first time thanks to Milan Records. You can check out the playlists here, and in the …Read more  »