The Making of Ranma Interview Series with Rumiko Takahashi Archive

The Making of Ranma was a series of interviews with Rumiko Takahashi featured in the wide-ban reprints of Ranma 1/2, published between July 2016 and January 2018 in Japan. Each segment was a short, single-page interview in the back of the book featuring a regular character and/or villain. Some were quite insightful, others not so… Continue reading The Making of Ranma Interview Series with Rumiko Takahashi Archive

The Making of Ranma, Parts 19 and 20: Konatsu and Saffron

And here we are, the final two segments of The Making of Ranma. Posting consistently may have proved a problem for me, but in the end, I got everything done about a month after the Wide-ban rereleases wrapped up, and hey, that's not so bad, is it? If you've been with me the whole time,… Continue reading The Making of Ranma, Parts 19 and 20: Konatsu and Saffron

The Making of Ranma, Parts 17 and 18: Rouge and Principal Kuno

The Making of Ranma is a series of interviews with creator Rumiko Takahashi found in the recent Japanese Wide-ban editions, published between July 2016 and January 2018. There are 20 volumes in total. The following interviews were published in Volumes 17 and 18, released in October and November 2017, respectively. The Making of Ranma, Part… Continue reading The Making of Ranma, Parts 17 and 18: Rouge and Principal Kuno

The Making of Ranma, Parts 15 and 16: Ryu Kumon and Kinnosuke Kashao

The Making of Ranma is a series of interviews with creator Rumiko Takahashi found in the recent Japanese Wide-ban editions, published between July 2016 and January 2018. There are 20 volumes in total. The following interviews were published in Volumes 15 and 16, released in August and September 2017, respectively. The Making of Ranma, Part… Continue reading The Making of Ranma, Parts 15 and 16: Ryu Kumon and Kinnosuke Kashao

The Making of Ranma, Parts 13 and 14: Herb and Hinako Ninomiya

Whoops, I've been away too long again. No excuses this time though, only action! I've got all remaining interviews translated and will be posting them all in one big batch. Sorry for the delay! I'm dropping the additional images to expedite posting, but will go back and add images if time and interest allow. The… Continue reading The Making of Ranma, Parts 13 and 14: Herb and Hinako Ninomiya

Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath-, a Yoko Shimomura Interview

In August 2016, I had the privilege of attending the Kingdom Hearts -First Breath- concert in Osaka. The merch line was out of control, but other than that it was all pretty magical. Different from the Kingdom Hearts World Tour of 2017, this -First Breath- concert tour was only in Japan and was done in… Continue reading Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath-, a Yoko Shimomura Interview

The Making of Ranma, Parts 11 and 12: The Kuno Siblings, Genma Saotome and Soun Tendo

Alas, here we are again. I've been neglecting this site for too long, and I've been sitting on this one for a few weeks (and some other un-posted stuff for even longer). Looking at this site, I'm not sure what the future holds, content-wise. Ideas for things I think I'd like to work on change… Continue reading The Making of Ranma, Parts 11 and 12: The Kuno Siblings, Genma Saotome and Soun Tendo