Here’s a collection of all of the creator interviews I’ve worked on, covering both anime and manga. I haven’t done any game-related interviews, because I don’t play any Japanese games, but maybe one day…

Listed in order of surname and organised chronologically in terms of when the interviews were published. And thank you to @frog-kun for checking anything marked with a (*)!!

Featured image © Anitama

Last updated: July 8, 2017

Creators

ASANO Atsuko (Novelist)

No.6 Guidebook Interview

AOKI Ei (Director; TROYCA)

Aldnoah.Zero (more here)
      various snippets from S1 (one, two, three)
      Guesting on Aldnoah.Radio #14
      Animedia Nov 2014 Interview
      Newtype May 2015 Interview
      Special Dialogue with Toshiyuki NAGANO, Animedia May 2015
      The creation of Aldnoah.Zero (overview)

ITOU Tomohiko (Director)

ERASED
      discussion with mangaka Kei SANBE
      other random translations

IWAKAMI Atsuhiro (Producer; Aniplex)

On Kizumonogatari, with OISHI and KUBOTA from the Tekketsu pamphlet (on WMC) (*)

KANNO Yōko (Composer; PIANO)

Macross Frontier Sayonara no Tsubasa Official Complete Book Interview

KAWAMORI Shōji (Director, Screenwriter; Satellite)

Macross-related Masterpost on Hot Chocolate in a Bowl

Macross Frontier
      Newtype July 2007 Interview
      On Creating Macross Frontier, with screenwriter Hiroyuki YOSHINO from Animage Original vol.1
      Talking ‘story’ in Macross Frontier and his episode commentary from 2059: Memories (October 2008)
      On Conceptualising Macross Frontier, from the Official Fan Book (January 2009)
      Macross Frontier TV Series Episode Commentaries (01, 10, 12, 25)
      On bringing Frontier from TV to Theater (the Perfect Triangle guidebook)
      Animedia May 2011 Article
      Macross Frontier Sayonara no Tsubasa Official Complete Book Director’s Comment
      Macross Frontier Sayonara no Tsubasa Official Complete Book Interview
      Sheryl ~Kiss in the Galaxy~ vol. 1 interview
      Sheryl ~Kiss in the Galaxy~ vol. 3 discussion with Kariko KOYAMA and Risa EBATA
      Sheryl ~Kiss in the Galaxy~ vol. 4 interview

KIKUCHI Yasuhito (Director, Episode Director)

On Directing Macross Frontier (interview from the Macross F fan book)
On Directing Macross F the Movie: The False Diva

KISHI Seiji (Director)

Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace talk event—The Red Room

KUBO Mitsurō (Mangaka, Screenwriter via manga-style storyboards)

Yuri!!! on ICE
      “A unique anime that only we can make”, from Newtype October 2016 (on WMC) (*)
      On her passion for the show and for figure skating, from Pash! Oct 2016 (on WMC) (*)
      On the beginnings of Yuri!!! on ICE, from Spoon.2Di vol.18 (*)
      On the opening act, from Pash! Nov 2016 (on WMC) (*)
      On creating Yūri, Victor and Yurio, from Animage Jan 2017 (on WMC)
      Talking about the ending on Yuri!!! on RADIO, Dec 26, 2016

KUBOTA Mitsutoshi (Producer, Line Producer; SHAFT)

On Kizumonogatari, with OISHI and IWAKAMI from the Tekketsu pamphlet (on WMC) (*)

KUMOTA Haruko (Mangaka)

from Febri vol.34

MIYAMOTO Kenji (Figure Skater, Choreographer)

Yuri!!! on ICE
      On Choreographing Yuri!!! on ICE, from KISS&CRY special Dance! Dance!! Dance!!!
      From Choreography to the Rink!, from Pash! Dec 2016
      On performing as Yūri, Yurio and Victor, from Animage Jan 2017

OGURO Yuichirō (Screenwriter and Journalist)

On (Anime) Screenwriting #1

OKADA Mari (Screenwriter)

Bandai Channel Creators Selection Interview
      Part 1 on Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
      Part 2 on the people who’ve made her who she is
Kiznaiver and Mayoiga: Mari Okada in Spring 2016

OISHI Tatsuya (Director; SHAFT)

On Kizumonogatari, with KUBOTA and IWAKAMI from the Tekketsu pamphlet (on WMC) (*)

ŌTSUKA Manabu (Producer; MAPPA)

On the charm of Yuri!!! on ICE

SAKAGUCHI Yoshihiro (Sound Effects Editor)

Bringing Figure Skating to Life in Yuri!!! on ICE, from Newtype December 2016 (on ATMA & Funomena) (*)

SHINBO Akiyuki (Director, Chief Director; SHAFT)

On Kizumonogatari, from the Tekketsu pamphlet (on WMC) (*)

SHIMIZU Yōji (Sound Director)

Bringing Figure Skaters to Life in Yuri!!! on ICE, from Newtype Dec 2016 (on ATMA & Funomena) (*)

SUETSUGU Yuki (Mangaka)

Chihayafuru
      Jump Square Interview, Nov 2008
      Da Vinci Interview, Feb 2011
      Special Dialogue with Chika UMINO, BE LOVE Sep 2012

UMINO Chika (Mangaka)

March Comes in like a Lion
      Special Dialogue with Yuki SUETSUGU, BE LOVE Sep 2012

UROBUCHI Gen (Writer, Nitroplus)

The creation of Aldnoah.Zero (overview)

YAMAMOTO Kōji (Producer; FujiTV, formerly associated with noitaminA)

On the future of the noitaminA block and screenwriters like Mari Okada, from CUT Jun 2011

YAMAMOTO Sayo (Director)

On her directorial debut, Michiko & Hatchin, from Animation Note no. 11 (Sep 26, 2008)
With Music Producer Naruyushi Kikuchi on the Music of Fujiko Mine, from Tower.jp (Dec 12, 2012)

YASUDA Kenji (Director)

Bandai Channel Creator’s Selection Interview (2nd half on Macross ∆)

YOSHINO Hiroyuki (Screenwriter)

On Creating Macross Frontier (with director Shōji KAWAMORI)
On Writing Macross Frontier (interview from the Macross F fan book)
Macross Frontier TV Series Episode Commentaries (04, 16, 18)

NB: The Macross Frontier commentary write-ups are a bonus…if I recall, some of them took around 20-24 hours each to write-up and format. Though I’d like to believe my Japanese has improved since then, nevertheless, please don’t expect too many more of those!

Bonus: interviews I’ve TC’d

(editorial control remained with the original translators)

HANADA Jukki (Screenwriter)

On Sound! Euphonium, from Anime Style 007, November 30, 2015. Translated by ultimatemegax (1, 2)

KIKUTA Kōichi (Animator, Animation Director)

On Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!, from Anime Style 009, Sep 14, 2016. Translated by frog-kun for WMC

KUMOTA Haruko (Mangaka)

On the beginnings of Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, from Tokyo Manga Lab, Feb 2013. Translated by inksquid43 (1, 2, 3)

SHINBO Akiyuki (Director; SHAFT)

On Le Portrait de Petit Cossette, from WEB Anime Style. Translated by frog-kun for WMC (1, 2, 3)

Artists/Performers

ENDŌ Aya (Voice Actor)

With NAKAJIMA and NAKAMURA on Macross Frontier, from the Wings of Farewell Official Complete Book
Macross Frontier TV Series Episode Commentaries (10, 16, 18, 25)

HAYASHIBARA Megumi (Voice Actor, Singer)

Discussion with ISHIDA on Rakugo Shinjuu, from Febri vol. 34 (1, 2)

ISHIDA Akira (Voice Actor)

Discussion with HAYASHIBARA on Rakugo Shinjuu, from Febri vol. 34 (1, 2)

KAMIYA Hiroshi (Voice Actor)

On Kizumonogatari, from the Tekketsu pamphlet (on WMC) (*)

KATO Taihei (Sports Announcer/Commentator)

On doing play-by-plays for Yuri!!! on ICE, from Newtype Jan 2017

NAKAJIMA Megumi (Voice Actor, Singer)

With ENDŌ and NAKAMURA on Macross Frontier, from the Wings of Farewell Official Complete Book
Macross Frontier TV Series Episode Commentaries (01, 04, 10, 12, 25)

NAKAMURA Yūichi (Voice Actor)

With ENDO and NAKAJIMA on Macross Frontier, from the Wings of Farewell Official Complete Book
Macross Frontier TV Series Episode Commentaries (01, 07, 16, 20, 25)