“Overlord” Light Novel Author Expresses Thoughts on Fan Translation

The author of Overlord light novel series, Kugane Maruyama, expressed his thoughts on the fan translation of his ongoing work after he learned of its existence.

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BanG Dream! Interview with Bushiroad’s Takaaki Kidani — The Path and Future of BanG Dream! Project (Part 3)

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The BanG Dream! (Bandori) franchise started taking flight in 2015 as a media mix project centered around the theme of all-girl bands. The main appeal of the franchise is that all the voice actresses of the characters forming the band Poppin’ Party (Popipa), which serve as the backbone of the story, are capable of actually performing the songs live with incredible quality.

Following the release of the television anime series in January 2017, the mobile game based on the franchise titled BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! (Garupa) was released in March 2017 while Popipa performed at the famous Nippon Budoukan for the first time in August the same year. In this interview, we delve into the mind of Takaaki Kidani, the man behind the creation of the BanG Dream! Project, as we talk about what lies ahead for the franchise.

This is the third part of the three-part interview; click the following links below to read Part 1 and Part 2.

Originally published in Real Sound on November 6, 2018.

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BanG Dream! Interview with Bushiroad’s Takaaki Kidani — The Path and Future of BanG Dream! Project (Part 2)

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The BanG Dream! (Bandori) franchise started taking flight in 2015 as a media mix project centered around the theme of all-girl bands. The main appeal of the franchise is that all the voice actresses of the characters forming the band Poppin’ Party (Popipa), which serve as the backbone of the story, are capable of actually performing the songs live with incredible quality.

Following the release of the television anime series in January 2017, the mobile game based on the franchise titled BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! (Garupa) was released in March 2017 while Popipa performed at the famous Nippon Budoukan for the first time in August the same year. In this interview, we delve into the mind of Takaaki Kidani, the man behind the creation of the BanG Dream! Project, as we talk about what lies ahead for the franchise.

This is the second part of the three-part interview; click the following links below to read Part 1 and Part 3.

Originally published in Real Sound on November 6, 2018.

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BanG Dream! Interview with Bushiroad’s Takaaki Kidani — The Path and Future of BanG Dream! Project (Part 1)

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The BanG Dream! (Bandori) franchise started taking flight in 2015 as a media mix project centered around the theme of all-girl bands. The main appeal of the franchise is that all the voice actresses of the characters forming the band Poppin’ Party (Popipa), which serve as the backbone of the story, are capable of actually performing the songs live with incredible quality.

Following the release of the television anime series in January 2017, the mobile game based on the franchise titled BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! (Garupa) was released in March 2017 while Popipa performed at the famous Nippon Budoukan for the first time in August the same year. In this interview, we delve into the mind of Takaaki Kidani, the man behind the creation of the BanG Dream! Project, as we talk about what lies ahead for the franchise.

This interview is divided into three parts; click the following links below to read Part 2 and Part 3.

Originally published in Real Sound on November 6, 2018.

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BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! × Scenario Course – Scenario Writing Class with the Craft Egg Scenario Team

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This is a report of the “BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! × Scenario Course” program, which is a seminar sponsored by Creek and River Co., Ltd where you can listen to stories of the creative process and various tips from the industry’s professionals – this time featuring Craft Egg as the developer of the BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! (Garupa) mobile game. The seminar was held on June 17, 2018 at Shibuya Prime Plaza.

Originally published in Creative Village on July 11, 2018.

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Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatteiru. Volume 14 Delayed to Early 2019

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After the recent news that the thirteenth volume’s release of Oregairu (Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatteiru.) light novel series is pushed back to November 20, 2018, we’ve finally got a confirmation of when the fourteenth volume of the series, which will serve as its last volume, will be out.

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