Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Season 2 Episode 1: Kobun Shizuno Returns!

Here we are back for the start of season two! We are happy to welcome back the first “repeat” guest we’ve had on the show, Mr. Kobun Shizuno. Shizuno-san has been quite busy since we last spoke to him way back in episode number five. This time we sit down behind the scenes at the New York Anime Festival, where he was the guest of honor.

Season 2 Episode 1: Kobun Shizuno Returns! from Tasayu Tasnaphun on Vimeo.

In addition to Sigma Six, Kobun Shizuno is also involved as a director in some pretty heavy hitting titles (titles that he wasn’t allowed to talk about last time we spoke!).

Of course there’s the Evangelion movie, and the Fist of the North Star Legend of Toki series, but also there’s Armored Core and the very new Cross Climb.

We have it on pretty good authority that Shizuno-san enjoyed his time at the New York Anime Festival, even though he didn’t get much sleep. In this interview we cover not only his more recent projects, but also his thoughts of his first American anime Convention.

Finally, we find out the real reason for his 2006 visit to the USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier, which you’ll just have to watch and see to find out!

Fact: The submarine you see in the opening is the USS Growler, which at the time was parked just up the water from the absolutely massive RMS QM 2. If you’re wondering what the QM2 has to do with anime, take a look at Red Shield’s flagship in Blood+.

And here is the Trailer for Cross Climb!

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