How we should live – Girls’ Last Tour: Interview with Tsukumizu

    ― Congratulations on the release of the second volume. Do you feel any different compared to the release of the first volume? Thank you. Let's see, well the first volume was my very first work published as a book so "I've actually become a writer" was something I strongly felt. Being able to… Continue reading How we should live – Girls’ Last Tour: Interview with Tsukumizu

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Liz and the Blue Bird: Interview with Director Yamada Naoko

  A Work Telling of Something Fundamental — How did you feel when becoming director? When reading the plot for the original work, I thought it was a work very characteristic of Takeda-sensei; a work telling of something fundamental.  Whilst depicting everyday life, it offers a fresh perspective which is not often taken up, so this… Continue reading Liz and the Blue Bird: Interview with Director Yamada Naoko

Miura Kentaro X Mori Kouji X Hoshi Takashi Discussion on Umino Chika – Translation Part 3 (final)

- According to the editor, Umino-sensei really likes Young Animal. This is apparently because there are a lot of manga artists working incredibly hard. Mori: I can understand that. There really are a lot of manga artists writing for dear life. That's why, without working hard, you can't get into the top ranks. Maybe this is… Continue reading Miura Kentaro X Mori Kouji X Hoshi Takashi Discussion on Umino Chika – Translation Part 3 (final)

とき and 時 – Use of Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana in Japanese

  One thing that always confused me whilst learning Japanese was when I should or shouldn't be using kanji for terms such as とき,  こと, もの, ところ, etc. Years studying through the pearson mirai textbooks have brought no clear answers on the matter, and so after moving on to regular Japanese 国語 textbooks, it seems… Continue reading とき and 時 – Use of Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana in Japanese

Miura Kentaro X Mori Kouji X Hoshi Takashi Discussion on Umino Chika – Translation Part 2

- What do you think of Umino-sensei's artwork? Miura: Umino-sensei is actually really, really fast at drawing. I was able to see her draw right in front of me, but she manages to draw such amazing stuff all in one go. Mori: It's always said that Umino-sensei's stories are really good, but I think it's… Continue reading Miura Kentaro X Mori Kouji X Hoshi Takashi Discussion on Umino Chika – Translation Part 2