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.
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.
"I barely got published in two [gekiga] magazine volumes. I have those volumes stored away. No one has seen them. (Osamu) Dezaki was under the impression that none of my submissions got picked up for publication, but I proudly informed him otherwise."
Toshio Okada reveals details about some of the strife between Ryuichi Sakamoto and the other staff on Royal Space Force.