- 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)
- 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
Here is the full Chika Umino and Akiyuki Shinbo interview. Please note that Umino and Shinbo will be talking about the manga in question and also other shaft shows like the monogatari series. There may therefore be possible spoilers for any works mentioned. Also please be aware of any possible inaccuracies, and if you would like any clarification please just let me know! The interviews were also released as smaller parts (which can be found on the blog), of which some contain notes to clarify some points on the translation.
- Please let me ask you about the characters. Shinbo-kantoku, in that you're adapting the work into an anime, are there any characters that you're particularly looking forward to adapting? Shinbo - Of course Rei-kun, as he's the main character. I also look forward to the other shogi players Rei-kun will have to face, as… Continue reading Chika Umino and Akiyuki Shinbo Interview Part 8
**Possible Spoilers for Bakemonogatari** - Listening to what you say, it sounds like you don't particularly mind changes made from the manga to the anime. Umino - I don't mind at all. After all, I do think that some parts are better changed than not. I think it's worth taking advantage of the fact that… Continue reading Chika Umino and Akiyuki Shinbo Interview Part 7
Ended up doing some more translation today, so here's the next part. I have given up following the original numbering of the interview, as each section is just too short. We are finally past the halfway point of the interview, so there's still quite a lot left to translate. The image used for this post is the end card drawn by Umino for Otorimonogatari. It was mentioned in the interview so I've just put it in in case anyone was interested.