With the theatrical release of Royal Space Force on the horizon, then-Bandai President Makoto Yamashina gives us the backstory of Bandai's entrance into movie production, and breaks down the differences between his and the younger generation and how this relates to the reception of the movie.
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Courtesy of this B-Club special, character designer and director Toshihiro Hirano gives us commentary on his 80s work in anime. Find out what he has to say about Megazone 23, Fight! Iczer One, Ninja Warrior Tobikage, Cosmos Pink Shock, Hyper Combat Unit Dangaioh, and a rejected Sunrise proposal: Iron Sperke.
Former Bandai Visual producer Shigeru Watanabe shares some previously unseen production documents and stories about Royal Space Force with the fans. Also no, the featured image doesn't make sense.
"I went back and forth to America over the span of a few years and designed these characters. But ultimately I got dropped from [Nemo]. It was really quite unfortunate."
"Upon rewatching Royal Space Force today, it stands in stark contrast to Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises." A review by Kiyoaki Ōkubo of Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise.
City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes was screened at Anime Boston 2019. These are the transcripts of the Q&A sessions that took place, featuring director Kenji Kodama, screenwriter Yoichi Kato, producer Goh Wakabayashi, and producer Naohiro Ogata.
In this long interview, art director Hiromasa Ogura talks about his early career, Tomcat's Big Adventure, Royal Space Force, Ryūtarō Nakamura, Mamoru Oshii, Gainax, Kobayashi Production, and much more.
In the afterword of the GoShogun: The Time Étranger novel, original creator and screenwriter Takeshi Shudo provides us with insight into the public reception of GoShogun as well as his own ideas on what GoShogun is supposed to be about.
Toshio Okada reveals details about some of the strife between Ryuichi Sakamoto and the other staff on Royal Space Force.
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An accessible, analytic take by Haramaki Neko on the music of Royal Space Force and its effect on the movie.
If you have not yet watched Goshogun: The Time Étranger, close this window and go watch the movie before reading this. You are doing yourself a massive disservice otherwise.