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Lost in Translation
This 23 minute interview is packed with questions about Toonami's past, present and future. Ken asks some pointed questions about Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Gundam, Tenchi Muyo!, Escaflowne, Rayearth, Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X) and Sean Akins replies with some interesting answers.
All-in-all, Ken-san has produced a very satisfying interview with Toonami. You can jump straight to Fantasticon's Interview with Sean Akins page. To listen to the interview, you need RealPlayer. If you are unable to use RealPlayer, a transcript may be available soon.
(Editor's Note: The stream requires a 56k modem or faster to play without skipping.)
"We're acquiring a bunch of different programs from Bandai", Sean Akins says, "...a bunch of Gundams in the deal." Sean later comments that Outlaw Star is anticipated to begin broadcasting in the first quarter of 2001.