YS Super Fighting Talk: An Interview with Rumiko Takahashi and Boxer Kiyoshi Hatanaka

I've got another translation done for furinkan.com to share with you today! This time, a 1988 interview with Rumiko Takahashi and boxer Kiyoshi Hatanaka, the model for the main character of One Pound Gospel. Give it a read at the link below! YS Super Fighting Talk

Culture Shock Talk: Rumiko Takahashi interviewed by Earthbound series creator Shigesato Itoi

Hey everyone, I'm back with another Rumiko Takahashi related translation for Furinkan.com, this time a 1982 interview from Big Goro magazine featuring Shigesato Itoi of Earthbound/Mother series fame. This one is an interesting one, so be sure to check it out via the link below: Culture Shock Talk Thanks!

Life of a Doodling Manga Artist: A Vintage 1980 Takahashi interview.

Hello everyone! My last entry was over two years ago and a lot has happened since then, but today I am here dusting off this blog to share an interview I translated for the lovely people over at furinkan.com, a super vintage Rumiko Takahashi interview dating all the way back to 1980. Give it a… Continue reading Life of a Doodling Manga Artist: A Vintage 1980 Takahashi interview.

The Making of Ranma Interview Series with Rumiko Takahashi Archive

The Making of Ranma was a series of interviews with Rumiko Takahashi featured in the wide-ban reprints of Ranma 1/2, published between July 2016 and January 2018 in Japan. Each segment was a short, single-page interview in the back of the book featuring a regular character and/or villain. Some were quite insightful, others not so… Continue reading The Making of Ranma Interview Series with Rumiko Takahashi Archive

The Making of Ranma, Parts 19 and 20: Konatsu and Saffron

And here we are, the final two segments of The Making of Ranma. Posting consistently may have proved a problem for me, but in the end, I got everything done about a month after the Wide-ban rereleases wrapped up, and hey, that's not so bad, is it? If you've been with me the whole time,… Continue reading The Making of Ranma, Parts 19 and 20: Konatsu and Saffron

The Making of Ranma, Parts 17 and 18: Rouge and Principal Kuno

The Making of Ranma is a series of interviews with creator Rumiko Takahashi found in the recent Japanese Wide-ban editions, published between July 2016 and January 2018. There are 20 volumes in total. The following interviews were published in Volumes 17 and 18, released in October and November 2017, respectively. The Making of Ranma, Part… Continue reading The Making of Ranma, Parts 17 and 18: Rouge and Principal Kuno

The Making of Ranma, Parts 15 and 16: Ryu Kumon and Kinnosuke Kashao

The Making of Ranma is a series of interviews with creator Rumiko Takahashi found in the recent Japanese Wide-ban editions, published between July 2016 and January 2018. There are 20 volumes in total. The following interviews were published in Volumes 15 and 16, released in August and September 2017, respectively. The Making of Ranma, Part… Continue reading The Making of Ranma, Parts 15 and 16: Ryu Kumon and Kinnosuke Kashao

The Making of Ranma, Parts 13 and 14: Herb and Hinako Ninomiya

Whoops, I've been away too long again. No excuses this time though, only action! I've got all remaining interviews translated and will be posting them all in one big batch. Sorry for the delay! I'm dropping the additional images to expedite posting, but will go back and add images if time and interest allow. The… Continue reading The Making of Ranma, Parts 13 and 14: Herb and Hinako Ninomiya

Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath-, a Yoko Shimomura Interview

In August 2016, I had the privilege of attending the Kingdom Hearts -First Breath- concert in Osaka. The merch line was out of control, but other than that it was all pretty magical. Different from the Kingdom Hearts World Tour of 2017, this -First Breath- concert tour was only in Japan and was done in… Continue reading Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath-, a Yoko Shimomura Interview

Otogivanashi’s COSMOS

One thing I do that hasn't manifested itself around Kanabits quite yet is my occasional dabbling in song lyrics. Why? Because it's different, often less straightforward and more challenging of an experience than what you've seen from me thus far. As a result I'm almost never satisfied with my efforts, so I fiddle and rewrite,… Continue reading Otogivanashi’s COSMOS