Toshio Hirata briefly talks about the origin of Japanimation, the revolution of limited animation, Masao Maruyama's unusual and pivotal role in Madhouse, and his prior work, such as Bobby's Girl.
Mutsumi Inomata and Atsuko Ishida Discussion on 80s Cute Girls Anime
A retrospective between Mutsumi Inomata and Atsuko Ishida from 2012 on 80s cute girls anime, where they talk about working at Kaname Pro on projects such as Plawres Sanshiro, Leda: The Fantastic Adventure of Yohko, Windaria, and more.
Previously Unreleased Osamu Dezaki Interview
A previously unpublished Osamu Dezaki interview, brought to light thanks to the 2018 book "Complete Analysis! Osamu Dezaki, the Man who Created the Tomorrow’s Joe Anime"
Akio Sugino’s Brief Reflections on a Long Career
In this 2018 book, Osamu Dezaki's long-time partner in crime Akio Sugino briefly takes us through his recollections of Dezaki and others throughout his career.
Birth of the OAV: Talking Dallos and the Emerging Rental Market with Shigeru Watanabe
In this mid-80s Animage interview with Shigeru Watanabe, he talks about the reception of the first OAV Dallos and the emerging home video rental market.
Holding out for a B-Club: Toshihiro Hirano Commentary
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.
Shigeru Watanabe and Fans Reminisce About Royal Space Force on Japanese Twitter
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.
The Other Half of the Golden Combo: Akio Sugino Interview – Animation and Akio Sugino (Part 5/6)
"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."
The Other Half of the Golden Combo: Akio Sugino Interview – Establishing Annapuru (Part 4/6)
"When the production for Tomorrow’s Joe 2 was confirmed, we pleaded with the company president to let us just focus on Tomorrow’s Joe 2 instead of working on two shows in parallel. We wanted to do it justice. But we were told it would be a waste of resources from a business perspective. That rejection caused a rift, and I left with Dezaki to form a new company."
Unconstrained Life Carves Deep – Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise
"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.
Tom’s World Interview with Art Director Hiromasa Ogura
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.
The Afterword of GoShogun: The Time Étranger
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.
Tales from the Otaking: The Strife Between Ryuichi Sakamoto and the Staff of Royal Space Force
Toshio Okada reveals details about some of the strife between Ryuichi Sakamoto and the other staff on Royal Space Force.
Animated Patlabor Statistics
Sourced from the 25th anniversary book