News Satoshi Kon, I.G, Manga Guide, Go! Comi Interviews
posted on 2007-06-20 18:50 EDT
The Washington Post published an interview with director Satoshi Kon to mark the opening of his Paprika film in Washington, D.C. Production I.G translated an interview with its Le Chevalier D'Eon color coordinator, Idumi Hirose. Publishers Weekly has posted both the interview with Jason Thompson, author of the 592-page Manga: The Complete Guide, and the first part of another interview with Go! Comi founders Audry Taylor and David Wise. Errata: Taylor's name corrected.
Why do Japanese companies have such terrible English? Why did Viz finish dubbing MONSTER? Plus, dealing with themes in writing reviews, and why everyone hates weeaboo.
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