The religious mystery-solving anime, Vatican Miracle Examiner, certainly stands apart from the other anime starting this summer anime season. The voice of its protagonist, Joseph Kou Hiraga, is Nobuhiko Okamoto—an award-winning Japanese voice actor who is of Christian faith himself. He sat down with us to talk a little about his thought process when playing his character and the work as a whole.
Rumi Shishido has been the voice of more than a few anime characters: M.O.M.O. in Xenosaga, Lopmon in Digimon Frontier, and Onpu in Ojamajo DoReMi, just to name a few. But that’s not all she is. She’s also a professional singer—and the rare example of one that has been successful without the backing of an agency.
Sailor Moon brought in the boom of fighting magical superheroines in the early 90s, but some tend to forget this pink-haired heroine. She fights for love, she fights for justice, and she fights… in a wedding dress? Yes, it’s Wedding Peach, and we got a chance to talk with Nao Yazawa, the manga creator entrusted with bringing this sparkly gal and her friends Angel Lily and Angel Daisy to the pages of girls’ manga magazines all over Japan.