Rogue producer, 1997 – 1999

Focus, a weekly gossip magazine published by Shinchosha, was a celebrity-and-scandal chaser that kept tabs on cultural turmoil. Yoshinobu Nishizaki wasn’t high on their list of targets, but they tagged him on at least two separate occasions. In the interest of complete record-keeping, here are both of their articles.

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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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Following the History of Battleship Yamato and Space Battleship Yamato

In 2015, journalist Hiroyuki Ota wrote a serial for the Asahi Shimbun newspaper that examined the unique cultural aspects of the anime. In November 2018, he explored the attitudes and principle figures of the Imperial Japanese Navy that informed the storytelling of the first Yamato series. That serial is presented here in full.

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CG Studio interview, October 2018 Part 2

Gigazine is an online source for some of the most in-depth Yamato 2202 interviews anywhere. In the days just before the premiere of Chapter 6, they topped themselves with a huge 2-part interview with the wizards at CG studio Sublimation. In this part, they take a tour of the studio and dig deeper into their intricate work on the series.

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