Masahiko Okura interview, October 2019

Countless young artists were inspired by Yamato in their youth, but only a few rose to the ranks of those who would keep it alive as adults. Masahiko Okura is one of them, having contributed from 1983 to the present day, and as you’ll see in this interview, he hasn’t lost an ounce of passion in all that time.

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Nobuyoshi Habara interview, February 2019

From Hobby Japan #599, March 2019: in his final solo interview for Yamato 2202, Director Nobuyoshi Habara spoke passionately about his time with the saga, which he began as a fan of the original TV series. He also shared previously-untold stories about the making of Chapter 7 and some of his favorite moments in the series.

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Yoshio Tanioka interview, November 2018

From the Yamato 2202 Chapter 6 program book: in this interview, art director Yoshio Tanioka describes the process for creating a visual world, and what it takes to translate the artistic style of Assistant Director Makoto Kobayashi into all of the lavish, detailed, and stunning background art seen on screen in Yamato 2202.

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Kazutaka Miyatake interview, January 2017

Kazutaka Miyatake is a man of few words, but his pen speaks volumes. As the primary mecha designer of Series 1 and Farewell to Yamato, his work has dazzled us and set an industry standard for over 40 years. He reveals much in this interview with Showa 40 Man magazine, including the design genesis of the Comet Empire itself.

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