October 14, 2017 23:00 PM
Filed to: Interview
Lots of Western fans learned about the different staff positions in anime through Shirobako, P.A. Works’ hit anime that aired in 2014. The protagonist of the show was a production assistant. We got to talk to a real production assistant to ask her about what her job is, and some of the things she’s seen while on the job.
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.