Hey Janna- could you draw a picture of me sitting in the airport terminal, surrounded by dumpy middle-aged fanny-packed Midwestern tourists and rambunctious children, trying to sit peacefully and enjoy my coffee while struggling to contain my boiling, fuming rage? (I'm having a major grump attack but I think this could be pretty funny.) -K
Karl, you really haven’t been having a good time of things lately, have you? When you get back into town we’ll set up another feel good karaoke night!
To to help subdue the next grump attack I also present you with a Cave-Riker
Still thinking about Satoshi Kon, and anime in general - figured I’d share this interview I did back in 2011 when I was still actively working with Cinespect.com. I was lucky enough to have a real in-depth chat with the amazing Dai Satō about his short film, Satoshi Kon’s passing, and the state of the animation industry, along with a myriad of other topics. The official title was “Q&A with Anime Screenwriter Dai Satō” though I always pushed for “Getting Real About Anime With D and J”
Dai Satō emerged into the anime industry in 1998, when he took his first major series job—writing for Shinichiro Watanabe’s “Cowboy Bebop.” Since then “Bebop” has become one of the best known and well regarded anime series, becoming an international success when it aired as part of Cartoon Network’s original Adult Swim block. Satō has since written for some of Japan’s most respected anime series and become a vocal supporter of original programming and independent animation. He has worked with some of the most exciting names in anime—Watanabe, Mamoru Oshii, Shoji Kawamori, Kenji Kamiyama and Tensai Okamura, among others—as well as working for legacy studios such as Production I.G, Bones, Manglobe and Sunshine.