Kazutaka Miyatake Interview from Megahouse Variable Action Hi-Spec Orguss

Originally Written by Renato on September 29, 2015

Hot on the heels of the recent translation of the Kazutaka Miyatake interview from the SDF-1 book, comes yet another Miyatake heart-to-heart, this time the big man is talking about his work on Super Dimension Century Orguss, or as I like to call it, “Kei Katsuragi’s Adventures in Wonderland”. I hope you find it as fascinating as I did, giving an insight into the state of mind he must have been in during that entire 1982-84 period.

This interview is from a booklet that was included with the first edition of the Megahouse Variable Action Hi-Spec Orguss toy from earlier in the year. I chose to tackle it at this time since it would be perfect to brush up on our Orguss trivia as this year’s Macross World Convention will have a dedicated ORGUSS panel for all your Space-Time Oscillation needs!
The translation starts after the jump. Enjoy!

Bones 20th Anniversary Exhibit – Part 1

Animation studio BONES, known for their work on titles ranging from the Cowboy Bebop movie to Full Metal Alchemist and My Hero Academia,  is currently holding a 20th Anniversary Exhibit at the Tokyo Anime Center in DNP Plaza. Each part of the exhibit will cover different shows that the studio worked on, with Part 1 having finished yesterday and Part 2 opening tomorrow.

Entrance to the exhibit is 1000yen and photography is permitted. Here’s a few pics from Part 1.

Miyatake interview from “SDF-1 Macross: Thorough Dissection”

Originally written by Renato on September 19, 2015

As we board the hype train leading up to Kazutaka Miyatake’s exhibition of original artworks, let us look at a recent interview with him conducted earlier this year for the “SDF-1 Macross: Thorough Dissection” book — you know, the one which also doubles as an enormous 1/2400 scale papercraft model of the Fortress Exceeding Space and Time itself (the cover of the book stoically assures us that it is genuine “Deculture Scale”, no less).
The translation starts right after the jump! (I tried to be as accurate as possible, and that is why the four in-text notes are oddly numbered: there are two #3’s, and there is no #1. )

SpeakerPODcast Ep.117 – Super Dimensional Chaos 2018

This is the second podcast that we recorded at Super Dimension Convention in September. Instead of the usual round table format, we tried something a little different…

A table, an open mic, a very noisy dealers hall… and you.

Maybe this isn’t the best idea. Maybe it’s the best idea ever. Maybe it’s just really really noisy. How it turns out, is up to you, the fans at the con who were generous enough with their time to sit down and talk with us. So thank you – you all know who you are. I hope.

Special thanks to Andrew Collie for spontaneously co-hosting and Revan for getting the word out and also for the photos. Thanks guys!