Anime Industry Interviews

Collection of Industry interviews. At this point, mostly just things that I’ve discovered and read, but hopefully in the future, this will be much more comprehensive and useful for anyone looking for interviews with a specific creator.

Yutaka Nakamura

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2016/10/05/interview-yutaka-nakamura-web-anime-style-7192003-part-1/
  2. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2016/11/02/interview-yutaka-nakamura-web-anime-style-7192003-part-2/

Bahi JD

  1. https://medium.com/@manu/bahi-jd-europe-meets-japanese-animation-6e32b9547507
  2. http://cdn.halcyonrealms.com/animation/bahi-jd-artist-interview-part-i/
  3. http://cdn.halcyonrealms.com/animation/bahi-jd-artist-interview-part-ii/
  4. http://www.pelleas.net/aniTOP/index.php/interview-with-bahi-jd
  5. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2014-04-16/the-space-dandy/part-ii-bahi-jd
  6. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/04/25/interview-with-bahi-jd-director-of-atom-the-beginnings-opening/

Masahiko Minami

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-07-19/interview-studio-bones-president-masahiko-minami/.104467

Alexander Snow-Koji

  1. http://directorsnotes.com/2016/11/21/alexander-snow-koji/

Kiyotaka Oshiyama

  1. https://farfromanimation.com/2017/01/06/flip-flappers-an-interview-with-director-kiyotaka-oshiyama/

Koichiro Ito

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-04-28/interview-comix-wave-koichiro-ito/.115324

Shouji Murahama

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/04/18/from-daicon-to-gonzo-to-emon-an-interview-with-shouji-murahama/

Kenichi Sonoda

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2017-05-03/q-a-legendary-mangaka-kenichi-sonoda/.115304

Yoh Yoshinari

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2016/12/19/yoh-yoshinari-interview-animestyle-032013-part-13/
  2. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2016/12/27/yoh-yoshinari-interview-animestyle-032013-part-23/
  3. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/01/03/yoh-yoshinari-interview-animestyle-032013-part-33/

Yoshitoshi Abe

  1. https://eyeresist.wordpress.com/2007/06/21/texhnolyze-interview/

Sayo Yamamoto

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/05/09/rawness-of-women-an-interview-with-sayo-yamamoto/
  2. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/08/01/lupin-iii-the-woman-called-fujiko-mine/
  3. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-09-27/interview-the-staff-behind-yuri-on-ice/.120717

Hiroshi Nagahama

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2017-05-09/sakura-con-hiroshi-nagahama-and-the-reflection/.115306

Ootsuka Manabu

  1. https://karice.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/p566/

Kotani Kyouko

  1. https://criesinnewtype.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/a-female-animators-take-on-the-current-anime-industry-pt-1/

Sunao Katabuchi

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-05-18/interview-in-this-corner-of-the-world-director-sunao-katabuchi/.116257
  2. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-05-18/interview-in-this-corner-of-the-world-director-sunao-katabuchi/.116258
  3. http://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/feature/2017-08-11/interview-sunao-katabuchi/.120026
  4. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/08/15/in-this-corner-of-the-world-an-exclusive-interview-with-director-sunao-katabuchi/

Mamoru Oshii

  1. http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/interviews/oshii_on_mt.html#fn4

Gen Urobuchi

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-05-20/thunderbolt-fantasy-panels-and-interviews/.116254

Yasuyuki Ueda

  1. https://eyeresist.wordpress.com/2007/06/21/texhnolyze-interview/

Miku Kadowaki

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/05/23/koe-no-katachi-layout-animation-directors-roundtable/

Nobuaki Maruki

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/05/23/koe-no-katachi-layout-animation-directors-roundtable/

Yuko Myouken

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/05/23/koe-no-katachi-layout-animation-directors-roundtable/

Chiyoko Ueno

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/05/24/koe-no-katachi-key-animation-directors-roundtable/

Yuki Tsunoda

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/05/24/koe-no-katachi-key-animation-directors-roundtable/

Kohei Okamura

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/05/24/koe-no-katachi-key-animation-directors-roundtable/

Naoko Fujita

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/05/25/koe-no-katachi-in-between-checker-interview/

Kana Miyata

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/05/26/koe-no-katachi-color-coordinator-x-special-effects-roundtable/

Rina Miura

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/05/26/koe-no-katachi-color-coordinator-x-special-effects-roundtable/

Joji Inoguchi

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/05/27/koe-no-katachi-3dcg-roundtable/

Norihiro Tomiita

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/05/27/koe-no-katachi-3dcg-roundtable/

Naoko Yamada

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/05/30/koe-no-katachi-director-naoko-yamada-interview/

Futoshi Nishiya

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/06/02/koe-no-katachi-character-designer-chief-animation-director-futoshi-nishiya-interview/
  2. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/11/05/hyouka-interview-character-designer-and-chief-animation-director-futoshi-nishiya-otona-animedia-5-2012/

Masayuki Yoshihara

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2015-01-06/masayuki-yoshihara-director-of-the-eccentric-family/.82902

Hayao Miyazaki

  1. http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/oym/interview_oym.txt
  2. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2005/sep/14/japan.awardsandprizes

Kazuki Akane

  1. https://criesinnewtype.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/animage-aug-2016-escaflownes-director-akane-kazuki/?preview_id=753&preview_nonce=9ae5befbac

Mari Okada

  1. https://karice.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/p503/

Tatsuya Ishiguro

  1. https://karice.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/p503/

Kohara Makoto

  1. https://karice.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/p503/

Nagayama Ryoutarou

  1. https://karice.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/p503/

Hirohiko Araki

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-06-29/interview-jojo-bizarre-adventure-creator-hirohiko-araki/.118032

Masaaki Yuasa

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/06/30/an-interview-with-masaaki-yuasa-animage-february-1999/

George Wada

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/convention/2017/anime-expo/world-premiere-of-ancient-magus-bride-tv/.118040

Norihiro Naganuma

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/convention/2017/anime-expo/world-premiere-of-ancient-magus-bride-tv/.118040

Tsutomu Mizushima

  1. http://www.finland.or.jp/public/default.aspx?contentid=364065&nodeid=41206&culture=en-US

Kana Ueda

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2015-04-07/sakuracon-2015-kana-ueda-interview-fan-q-a/.86787

Muneki Ogasawara

  1. https://anigamers.com/interviews/under-the-dog-muneki-ogasawara-kinema-citrus-kickstarter-budgets-otakon-2016

Atsuhiro Iwakami

  1. https://anigamers.com/interviews/fate-grand-order-devs-similar-experience-japanese-american-yosuke-shiokawa-atsuhiro-iwakami

Takahiro Omori

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2012-10-08/interview-takahiro-omori

Takahiro Chiba

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-07-25/interview-the-staff-of-welcome-to-the-ballroom/.119282

Yoshimi Itazu

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-07-25/interview-the-staff-of-welcome-to-the-ballroom/.119282

Tetsuya Kinoshita

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-07-25/interview-the-staff-of-welcome-to-the-ballroom/.119282
  2. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2017-09-01/welcome-to-the-ballroom-tetsuya-kinoshita-and-shimba-tsuchiya/.120830

Hiroyuki Yamaga

  1. https://anigamers.com/interviews/hiroyuki-yamaga-reflects-on-gainax-past-anime-future-fanimecon-2017

Adi Shankar

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2017-07-26/castlevania-producer-adi-shankar/.119340

Taichi Ishidate

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2016-08-31/interview-kyoto-animation-taichi-ishidate/.102999
  2. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/07/31/violet-evergarden-interview-director-taichi-ishidate-at-anime-expo/

Naruyoshi Kikuchi

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/08/01/lupin-iii-the-woman-called-fujiko-mine/

Yuzo Aoki

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/08/03/lupin-iii-part-3-character-designs-with-yuzo-aoki-out-febuary-1984/
  2. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/09/02/the-forgotten-lupin-iii-interviews-yuzo-aoki/

Shouji Gatou

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2017-08-03/full-metal-panic-shoji-gatou-and-shiki-douji/.119685
  2. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/11/03/hyouka-roundtable-yasuhiro-takemoto-x-shouji-gatou-otona-animedia-5-2012-part-1/
  3. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/11/04/hyouka-roundtable-yasuhiro-takemoto-x-shouji-gatou-otona-animedia-5-2012-part-2/
  4. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/11/15/hyouka-roundtable-early-yasuhiro-takemoto-x-shouji-gatou-impressions/
  5. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/11/23/hyouka-roundtable-final-yasuhiro-takemoto-x-shouji-gatou-impressions/

Shiki Douji

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2017-08-03/full-metal-panic-shoji-gatou-and-shiki-douji/.119685

Chengxi Huang

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/04/16/interview-with-naruto-animator-chengxi-huang-part-12/

Kenichi Suemitsu

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/08/06/from-page-to-the-screen-how-kenichi-suemitsu-adapts-welcome-to-the-ballroom-for-television-animage-july-2017/

Yoshihiko Umakoshi

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-08-07/interview-my-hero-academia-yoshihiko-umakoshi-and-chris-sabat/.119811

Monkey Punch

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/08/08/lupin-iii-a-short-interview-with-monkey-punch-animage-071978/

Tensai Okamura

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/feature/2017-08-09/interview-tensai-okamura/.119921

Ei Aoki

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/convention/2017/otakon-news-roundup-days-1-and-2/otakon-ei-aoki-re-creators-panel/.120201

Yuto Tsukuda

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/interview/2017-08-17/food-wars-author-yuto-tsukuda/.120234

Takeshi Koike

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/08/22/lupin-the-third-the-blood-spray-of-ishikawa-goemon-an-interview-with-director-takeshi-koike-animage-march-2017/

Katsuyuki Sumisawa

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/interview/2017-08-29/gundam-wing-screenwriter-katsuyuki-sumisawa/.120652

Masao Maruyama

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/interview/2017-08-30/studio-mappa-masao-maruyama/.120725

Koji Morimoto

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2015-09-29/koji-morimoto/.93504

Tatsuya Oishi

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2016/10/14/kizumonogatari-tekketsu-hen-interview-with-oishi-kubota-and-iwakami/

Mitsutoshi Kubota

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2016/10/14/kizumonogatari-tekketsu-hen-interview-with-oishi-kubota-and-iwakami/

Atsuhiro Iwakami

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2016/10/14/kizumonogatari-tekketsu-hen-interview-with-oishi-kubota-and-iwakami/

Shimba Tsuchiya

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2017-09-01/welcome-to-the-ballroom-tetsuya-kinoshita-and-shimba-tsuchiya/.120830

Henry Thurlow

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2015-12-31/animator-henry-thurlow-on-judgment-and-justice/.97112

Atsushi Takahashi

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/09/07/the-man-behind-the-modern-doraemon-an-interview-with-atsushi-takahashi-animage-july-2017/

Mugi Tanaka

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2017-09-07/mugi-tanaka/.120873

Sejoon Kim

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/09/07/interview-with-sejoon-kim/

Hiroshi Shimizu

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-09-08/interview-studio-ghibli-key-animator-hiroshi-shimizu/.121119

Keiichi Sigsawa

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-09-11/interview-keiichi-sigsawa/.121076

Amica Kubo

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2017-09-13/amica-kubo/.120872

Kenji Kamiyama

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-09-14/interview-the-staff-of-napping-princess/.120974

Motonobu Hori, Christophe Ferreira, Shigeto Koyama, Yoshiki Sakurai

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-09-14/interview-the-staff-of-napping-princess/.120974

Kore Yamazaki

  1. http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/09/15/meet-the-woman-behind-the-ancient-magus-bride?utm_source=community&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=news&referrer=community

Dai Sato

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-09-20/interview-dai-sato/.120756

Natsuki Takahashi

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2017-09-21/natsuko-takahashi/.120874

Akiko Majima

  1. https://www.patreon.com/posts/interview-with-14513947?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJyZWRpc19rZXkiOiJpbnN0YW50LWFjY2Vzczo1NjQ1NDQzZi1jMjg3LTRjODMtODliMi05Nzg1ZjlhMmY2ZmMifQ.Tladehw48F0EMVBYHzWDHmb42udF7-qRLmlHl4xWo50&utm_campaign=patron_engagement&utm_medium=post_notification_email&utm_source=post_link

Rie Matsumoto

  1. https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/09/25/rie-matsumoto-a-new-generation-of-directing-via-kyousougiga/

Tasuku Watanabe

  1. https://www.patreon.com/posts/interview-with-14610255?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJyZWRpc19rZXkiOiJpbnN0YW50LWFjY2Vzczo0ZjU4N2I0Mi0zYjI0LTQ5NWMtOGQ2Yy02ZjY3Y2YxMjU0OTUifQ.zTOOiu9vKfRs7XQmWK0sHt891jAdsD-iFyRm4P6mOGU&utm_campaign=patron_engagement&utm_medium=post_notification_email&utm_source=post_link

Mitsurou Kubo

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-09-27/interview-the-staff-behind-yuri-on-ice/.120717

Tadashi Hiramatsu

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-09-27/interview-the-staff-behind-yuri-on-ice/.120717

Kevin Penkin

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-10-04/interview-made-in-abyss-composer-kevin-penkin/.122246

Akira Hirosawa

  1. https://www.patreon.com/posts/interview-with-14735000?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJyZWRpc19rZXkiOiJpbnN0YW50LWFjY2Vzczo3YjRmNGZmNS1lYmNkLTQ3NmMtOTU0Yy04MTM4MjcwM2IzNTYifQ.MwnY6pH_9Js4Z-NDWEzN9H2N8c3_O1kWLHZG7WsS6Sk&utm_campaign=patron_engagement&utm_medium=post_notification_email&utm_source=post_link

Anonymous Production Assistant

  1. http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/10/14/230059

Youichi Nishikawa

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/feature/2017-10-26/interview-youichi-nishikawa/.123219

Shingo Adachi

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/09/28/sword-art-online-ordinal-scale-animation-directors-roundtable/

Hirotaka Mori

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/09/28/sword-art-online-ordinal-scale-animation-directors-roundtable/

Ryuta Yanagi

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/09/28/sword-art-online-ordinal-scale-animation-directors-roundtable/

Gou Suzuki

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/09/28/sword-art-online-ordinal-scale-animation-directors-roundtable/

Tomoya Nishiguchi

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/09/28/sword-art-online-ordinal-scale-animation-directors-roundtable/

Sei Komatsubara

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/09/28/sword-art-online-ordinal-scale-animation-directors-roundtable/

Tatsuyuki Maeda

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/09/28/sword-art-online-ordinal-scale-animation-directors-roundtable/

Yasuhiro Takemoto

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/11/03/hyouka-roundtable-yasuhiro-takemoto-x-shouji-gatou-otona-animedia-5-2012-part-1/
  2. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/11/04/hyouka-roundtable-yasuhiro-takemoto-x-shouji-gatou-otona-animedia-5-2012-part-2/
  3. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/11/15/hyouka-roundtable-early-yasuhiro-takemoto-x-shouji-gatou-impressions/
  4. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/11/23/hyouka-roundtable-final-yasuhiro-takemoto-x-shouji-gatou-impressions/

Shuuhei Okude

  1. https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/11/06/hyouka-interview-art-director-shuuhei-okude-otona-animedia-5-2012/

Tomonori Sudou

  1. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-11-17/interview-the-staff-of-fate-stay-night-heaven-feel/.124073

Eisaku Inoue

  1. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-11-16/interview-eisaku-inoue/.124115
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