Announcing Exclusive Interview with Series Director Junichi Sato!
Interview with Junichi Sato -- Coming to a Book Near You
I can't tell you how hard it's been for me to sit on this news for the past two weeks, but unfortunately I couldn't announce anything until I got all of the details hammered out. But now that everything's set, I can finally announce the awesome news:
Sailor Moon series director Junichi Sato (Wikipedia) has agreed to an interview for Prism Power!
I will be meeting with this critically-acclaimed ~35-year veteran of the anime industry to interview him on his experiences working on Sailor Moon and how the series came together. The interview will be translated and included in all copies of the Prism Power book -- whether digital, paperback, or hardcover -- so if you haven't backed the project yet, maybe now's your chance!
What will you be talking about?
My, what a great and well-timed question! I was just about to bring this up.
The list of questions is still a work in progress, but there are several key things that I've been keen on getting a proper answer to for years now:
- How involved was Naoko in developing the anime?
- Why was Mamoru changed from a high school to university student?
- What was reason for adding in the Makaiju (Doom Tree) arc in Sailor Moon R?
- Was a Sailor V pilot episode ever produced?
- Who made the decision to have the Senshi die at the end of season 1?
I need your help!
And that's where you come in! This is in all likelihood a once in a lifetime experience for me, so I want to make the most of it.
I'm opening up the comments below for backers to propose interview questions. Though I can't guarantee that I'll be able to ask everything -- or that Mr. Sato will even remember some of these things, since it all happened over 25 years ago -- I'm still hoping to have a well-rounded selection of questions. After all, I'm hoping to find answers to the things fans that want to know about most.
So let me know down below what you would ask!
A Special Thank You
In addition to thanking all of you wonderful backers who have made this book a reality -- and, really, I can't thank you all enough! -- I'd like to take a second to just say how awesome Letícia and great people of SOS Sailor Moon Brazil are for arranging for this interview to happen in the first place. Thank you!