Live from the New York Anime Festival! Samurai Beat Radio is proud to present: Sara Barton’s interview with, the legendary anime creator/director, song lyricists, Yoshiyuki Tomino.
Yoshiyuki Tomino was the main guest speaker at the New York Anime Festival; in honor of the 30th Anniversary celebration of Mobile Suit Gundam.
He is best know for the creation of the series Mobile Suit Gundam, which revolutionized the robot/mecha genre to what it is today. It also lead to movies, several spin-offs and many alternative gundam universes. His most recent works include: Brain Powerd (1998), Turn A Gundam (1999), Overman King Gainer (2002) and The Wings of Rean ( 2005).
As a change of pace, we discussed his career as a song lyricists and his thoughts about why he created his work. Afterwards, he even gave a few tips on how to be a better reporter. There’s no such thing as too much good advice.
Samurai Beat Radio would like to thank Tomino-san for giving us the opportunity to interview him. It was an honor and a humbling experience.
I hope you enjoy the interview, and Happy Birthday Gundam!
photo: Romi Uchikawa
written by: Sara Barton
edited by: Mandy Ng
NYAF Sept 26, 2009