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.
Sourced from the 25th anniversary book
An accessible, analytic take by Haramaki Neko on the music of Royal Space Force and its effect on the movie.
The official stream of MEGALOBOX unfortunately lacks subtitles in episode 2 for the insert rap song, The Slum City. Here are the translated lyrics. GO WATCH THIS SHOW.
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.
However, to this day there still isn't a single script I've written since that matches the especially unrestricted one I wrote for "The Time Étranger" of "Sengoku Majin GoShogun".
I am Mumako. I emerge from your dreams, and I fade into your dreams. Dreams are illusions of the heart. I will project your true self. I am Mumako, the enabler of your dreams. I am Mumako.
As much as I enjoy the actual reviews of classic anime, I also greatly enjoy the stories of how people managed to get their hands on some of these mysterious Jah-pur-nees cartoons back in the day. While I have no war stories about getting the last tape at the end of chain of VCRs, I thought it would be a neat exercise to include my own story here as I put down my thoughts on a movie I watched a four days ago: Aim for the Ace! (1979). This is less a review and more just my impressions on the film.