On Saturday, I saw Wolf Children at the NYICFF in downtown NYC. For 30 minutes Monday morning, I ended up sitting not too far away from the director of said Wolf Children, and also A Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars. Here’s the interview I did with Mamoru Hosoda.
Thursday Lab ReportCategory
…So I said last week if I had a Thursday Lab Report this week, then I guess this segment’s back. Well, I guess it’s back! In the end, I do have a lot of fun doing these, so I will make more of an effort to do as many interviews as I possibly can, and hopefully you’ll gain a thing or two you might not have before. I’m expecting any who reads this 28th edition will get a lot of things out of this interview as I bring in Miguel Douglas of iSugoi to this week’s lab report! He shares how he got into Japanese animation and films, how reviewing has changed in the past 5 or 6 years, and his best and worst anime of 2012.
Should I say that Thursday Lab Report is back for good, or shall I call it back if I have an interview next week? Well, either way, I do have an interview with you all for this week, and for this Thursday Lab Report, the guest this time has combined his love for Japanese Pop Culture with another thing he loved: Psychology! Tony Yao shares how Manga Therapy was created, his thoughts on blogging consistently, and what he thinks of Weekly Shonen Jump.
See, I can spring interviews on you lot whenever I can, I just pick my time and we go from there! But yeah, it’s been a while since I’ve gotten an interview done, but it was only a matter of time before I brought it back. This time, I reached out to the admin of Nabe!!, Iso, and he got back to me with how he got into anime, how he got into blogging, and the culture of anime in Singapore.
Oh hey look! An actual interview for this column! Isn’t it amazing what happens when you finally exert some effort to bring forth useful and fun posts! *ahem* Anyways, as I said many weeks ago, I managed to set up an interview with The Anime Network folks pre NYCC, and well, I did. I hope you all enjoy my talk with the Executive Vice President of The Anime Network, Stacy Dodson, and Online Content Manager Samantha Stevens.
So, it’s apparently gonna be seven more days until Gintama finally returns. Time to keep the Gintama train rolling by bringing you guys an interview with the creators of the Just A Gintama Podcast, Doctor and Dame Dr. Foxy Brown. What is the Just A Gintama Podcast? Wait, do I even need to say more? I’ll just let today’s guests do all the talking!
No, I am not apologizing for Thursday Lab Report disappearing for a couple of weeks. I guess I’m merely taking my time with all my interview asking. Or something like that. Anyways, for this Thursday Lab Report, I asked Crunchyroll Brand Manager Keith Kawamura to be the 23rd person into the lab, and he graciously took the time to answer the questions I sent to him via email.
It’s been a while since I’ve interviewed a blogger. I told myself I’d wait until the Aniblog Tourney ended. But well, it didn’t end on time as expected, so that meant me being lazy and…well ok, the site moving and Evaluations were being done, there, I’ve given you my excuse! Anyways, today it only made sense that if I would bring back TLR, I’d bring it back with someone on the Kokidokom Network. So, I ended up heading to a café nearby…
Thursday Lab Report returns with a guest that hails from Britain, and has been writing about anime and manga for a decade in Helen McCarthy. From writing the Anime Encyclopedia to The Art of Osamu Tezuka, Helen has met with numerous writers, reporters, directors, and more, from American to Japanese. I sent her some questions via email, and she graciously took the time to answer them!