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Sakura-Con 2018: OKAMOTO's Interview

OKAMOTO's are Sho (Vocals), Kouki (Guitar), Hama (Bass), and Reiji (Drums). Sho answered the majority of the questions, half of them in English as well. The other band members often piped in as well, starting off with a further explanation of the band's name.


Japan-A-Radio to discontinue legacy SHOUTcast streams

Japan-A-Radio will be discontinuing our old SHOUTcast streams. More information on what is happening is after the break.

Sakura-Con 2017 - Hiroshi Nagahama interview

Anime Director and American Comic Book fan Hiroshi Nagahama conducted a joint interview at Sakura-Con 2017 in which Japan-A-Radio was invited to be a part of. He spoke at length about his thoughts on American comics and the Marvel Universe, and on his upcoming collaboration with Stan Lee called “The Reflection”. Nagahama also spoke about the rotoscope process used in the anime series “Flowers of Evil”, which started off the interview.

Anime Expo 2016 - bamboo Interview

bamboo (milktub)
bamboo (milktub)

Japan-A-Radio was given the opportunity to interview the multi-talented creator bamboo. You may know him as the vocalist for the rock duo milktub, who most recently performed the opening theme for The Eccentric Family 2, Naru ga mama, Sawagu ga mama (成るがまま騒ぐまま), but he is also:

  • President of PC game maker Kitchen Guys Factory (OVERDRIVE)
  • President of PC game localization company Nihon Anime Contents (MangaGamer)
  • President of recording studio, artist management, and merchandise producer STUDIO696
  • Consultant for crowd-funding platform CAMPFIRE

Sakura-Con 2017 - Thunderbolt Fantasy Interview

Thunderbolt Fantasy.

Japan-A-Radio was given the opportunity to interview members of the production team of Thunderbolt Fantasy 東離劍遊紀 at Sakura-Con 2017. Thunderbolt Fantasy is a joint international collaboration between Nitroplus in Japan and PILI International Multimedia, Inc. in Taiwan, and is advised by Good Smile Company in Japan. The primary work of the project is probably best described as a heroic Eastern fantasy glove puppet show, formatted for TV broadcast. Most of the show is recorded using real Taiwanese Bu-Dai-Xi glove puppets, props, and sets.

Sakura-Con 2017 - Isao Machii Interview

Japan-A-Radio had the opportunity to participate in a group interview with Isao Machii, founder of Shuushinryu Iai-Jutsu Hyouhou (the Art of Samurai Sword Technique of the Mastering Mind), as well as a Guinness World Record holder for “Most cuts to one mat (suegiri)”, “Fastest 1,000 sword cuts”, “Most sword cuts to straw mats in 3 minutes”, and “Fastest tennis ball (820 km/hr) cut by sword”. The story of his training and foundation of his new school, including resistance towards his school seems to be lifted right out of the pages of a manga.

Sakura-Con 2015: GARNiDELiA Interview

*Note* This is a repost because internet gremlins seemingly ate the original post. Also, the header and inline images were removed. Sorry about that.

Japan-A-Radio had the opportunity to participate in a round table interview with Sakura-Con 2015 musical guests GARNiDELiA, which consists of vocalist MARiA and producer toku.

Q: In Japan, song distribution is mainly done by CD, stateside there isn't really all that, its done by itunes, so my question is, what do you think of J-Pop's reception in the states versus its status in Japan and the different types of releases that it causes.

Sakura-con 2016 - Sword Art Online Interview

Japan-A-Radio had a chance to sit down with some of the creative team behind Sword Art Online, including Author Reki Kawahara, Producer Shinichiro Kashiwada, Illustrator Abec, and Publisher Kazuya Miki.

Q: What was your favorite anime or manga series growing up?

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