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?

Sakura-Con 2016 - Takahiro Yoshimatsu Interview

Japan-a-Radio was given the privilege of participating in a round-table press interview with animator and character designer Takahiro Yoshimatsu (吉松孝博) at Sakura-Con 2016. He is best known for his work on Cyber Formula GPX (新世紀GPXサイバーフォーミュラ) and Juubei-chan (十兵衛ちゃん) as both character designer and animation director. In the west, he is perhaps better known for his character designs for TRIGUN in 1998.

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Sakuracon 2015 - Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Shinichiro Kashiwada

Japan-A-Radio was part of a group interview with the voice of Sword Art Online's Kirito, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Producer Shinichiro Kashiwada during Sakuracon 2015.


Q: Can you describe the audition process for Sword Art Online?

Sakuracon 2015 – Haruka Terui Interview

Japan-A-Radio was granted one on one access with Yuki Yuna voice actress Haruka Terui. Yuki Yuna is one of Pony Canyon USA's debut launch titles.


Q: Obviously this is your first time at Sakuracon, were you surprised at the reaction you got from the fans in the States?

Sakuracon 2015: Kanako Ito Interview

Japan-A-Radio was granted 1 on 1 interview access with prolific video game and anime theme song singer Kanako Ito.


Sean Cruz (SC): How were, what were your thoughts on the concert last night?

Sakuracon 2014: Elisa Interview

*As we approach Sakuracon 2015 we take a look back at the interview with Sakuracon's 2014 musical guest, Elisa*


Q: How was the concert last night? Did you like the fans in Seattle?

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