And now we get to the other stuff with Conner. Some not so Seven Seas related stuff you may or not find interesting. Well, it still does have something to do with the manga industry though. Anyways, this is it. All combined, this is probably close to 10,000 words of this! I hope you all liked it, and if you have any thoughts about the conversation, feel free to comment below. Here’s Part I and Part II in case you missed the other two.
Part II of my chat with Conner Crooks, Social Media guy at Seven Seas. This is the talking about a bunch of Seven Seas titles related portion, along with scheduling manga and stuff that has done well for them.
Last week, I had the opportunity to chat with Social Media Manager of Seven Seas, Conner Crooks. If you have not heard of Seven Seas, they’re one of the many publishers in North America selling manga, and a mix of it, ranging from high school kids attempting to be friends (*thinks of Haganai) to one lucky guy getting a harem…of monstergirls (Monster Musume).
If you haven’t heard of Conner, he’d been blogging at some places before, and has long been one of the people you go to for some solid information on anything manga related. But now he works at Seven Seas. So of course I’d take some time to ask him questions about that, among a bunch of stuff Seven Seas related, and stuff not so Seven Seas related. Like manga reporting and what anime besides Kill la Kill he’s watching. I also ask about the newest Strike Witches title, since he delayed the interview because he had to announce it…
(Since this interview was long, this is broken up into three parts: life working with Seven Seas today, spotlight on a few Seven Seas titles Sunday, and general manga industry and Fall anime season thoughts on Tuesday. Apologies for that!)
Confession time: I’ve only managed to read a grand total of one manga with any sort of Boys Love overtones…that was Wild Adapter (and only one volume). I’ve only managed to watch a grand total of two anime with any sort of Boys Love overtones…that was No.6 and Free. Both manage to be on the tamer side (or at least for Wild Adapter since I’ve only read one volume) compared to the type of BL that is out there. I still remember my one time back around high school where I found out about an anime called Gravitation. I believe that aired on Anime Network on Demand. I don’t remember finishing the episode. I definitely wasn’t ready to watch that back then. Fast forward now, times have changed, and we’re seeing more exposure to BL than before.
A few weeks ago I interviewed a letterer for my interview column. This time, I’ve interviewed an editor. The very first Thursday Lab Report interview I did do happened to be with an editor, and it’s been a while since I’ve gotten in touch with one…so considering how long it’s been, I’m here to provide with you an interview with the editor of Sinister Hands (a Digital Manga Group), Lindley Warmington.
Oh hey, look at me being surprisingly consistent with my interviews! This time though I chatted with someone over the weekend and managed to do so sans email! I’m just good like that.
…Anyways, it has been a while since I’ve gotten to talk with an anime blogger, so I hope you enjoy my talk with one half of Stereo Otaku, Whitney Bandel.
So I guess this space has returned with a brand new interview for your reading pleasure. This time I got in touch with someone who probably puts in way too much work whenever she’s working on her manga. Kind of makes me wonder if she has a soul. …Anyways, hope you enjoy the interview with Annaliese Christman, who happens to do lettering at Viz Media!
Oh ho, bet you all thought I was done with interviews today! But what can I say? I’m looking to talk to people in the Japanese Pop Culture spectrum. But I’m looking to do a bit more if I can. So enjoy your two interviews today. This one represents the fandom part, and most importantly, represents a niche that seems to be growing slightly compared to when I interviewed Zzeroparticle of Anime Instrumentality: anime music bloggers. In this one, I talk to Yuki Nagato — “apparently” is the one you know from some anime with Haruhi in its name — and she shares how she goes about reviewing music, names a few of her favorite tracks, and you may be surprised at the anime that got her to look up what anison was.
Wow. Has it really been over 4 months since the last Thursday Lab Report? Yep, it’s official: I’m slacking off as usual. Then again, I could have retired the column you know. It is a hard act to follow up on Mamoru Hosoda. But then you realize you can’t follow up a Mamoru Hosoda interview…and also realize that there’s still people out there to talk to and get their insight! So of course I have to move on and try and get you all to know about others involved in Japanese Pop Culture. And one is Apphia Yu, an up-and-coming voice actor who also is the founder of a Visual novel company and also seems to have time to do a webcomic. Huh.