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Designer Katsuya Terada Addresses AI During Live Drawing Session

“It's how people get to use it. For companies or people who choose to go the AI route to profit off it, there's a give and take.” ― Renowned character designer Katsuya Terada returned to San Diego Comic-Con and spoke to a packed room of fans on July 21. Known for his work on Blood: The Last Vampire and Hellboy, the artist reflected on his long four-decade career. During his live digital drawing sessi...

San Diego Comic-Con: Makoto Yukimura Presents a Lively Discussion on Vinland Saga

The creator of the popular historical manga shares his thoughts on the late Kentarou Miura, how he flunked out of school, and isn't actually a fan of Vikings. ― Award-winning author Makoto Yukimura made his first appearance at San Diego Comic-Con to an excited but tightly packed crowd. Unfortunately, the panel room was much too small for someone of his caliber, as many were left waiting outside. Give...

Anime Expo 2023 - Meet Kafka Asagiri: Creator of Bungo Stray Dogs

One fan asked Asagiri about his penchant for combining young kids and bombs. He laughed but was unapologetic for his choices because he "had to have them explode." ― Fans lined up bright and early, forgoing the rush and squeeze of the Dealer's Hall opening, to greet Kafka Asagiri at the JW Marriott. Ahead of Bungo Stray Dogs' fifth season premiere, Yen Press presented the series creator to a passio...

New York Comic-Con 2018: Sanyo Presents Akira Himekawa Art Production's Debut Project: Marin

Beloved mangaka team Akira Himekawa was on-hand at New York Comic-Con 2018 to unveil their latest project, a manga re-imagining of the classic (and enormously popular) Sea Story pachinko mascot Marin! ― Fans who attended Friday's Sanyo Presents Himekawa Art Production's Debut Project: Marin panel at New York Comic Con were treated to the world premiere of famed manga duo Akira Himekawa's latest proj...

New York Comic-Con 2017: Q&A with Fairy Tail Creator Hiro Mashima

All the details from world-famous mangaka and Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima's fan Q&A panel at New York Comic-Con! ― Hiro Mashima is the creator of the hit series Fairy Tail, which is incredibly popular in both Japan and all around the world. It is a very successful series; it ran in Weekly Shounen Magazine for 11 years and has over 200 anime episodes. Fairy Tail has a passionate and dedicated fan...

Sakura-Con 2017 News Round-Up: Day One, Two

The Anime News Network crew are on site at the Pacific Northwest's largest convention as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. Keep checking back for news and cosplay photos! ― April 14-16 2017 Seattle, Washington Day One Headlines Funimation Licenses Hyouka Anime Aniplex USA Adds Katsugeki! Touken Ranbu TV Anime Series Sekai Project to Release CyberRebeat -The Fifth Domain of Warfare- Game This Year ...

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