Interview with Legendary Character Designer: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

NadiaAt Japan Expo 1st Impact 2013, Jonelle from “Ramen & a Half” had the pleasure of interviewing iconic artist and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.  His famous works include Nadia, Neon Genesis Evangelion, FLCL, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars.  Emanuel, the agent for Yoshiyuki Sadamoto was our translator during the interview.


RTNDR:  What was your background and inspiration in becoming a character designer and artist?

Sadamoto:  First, it was the director Yamaga Hiroyuki, the director of The Wings of Honneamise who asked him to do the character design.  It started here.  Up to that time, it was manga that had led him to draw his own characters for his personal works and this, in turn, led him to work in character design.

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FLCL Canti Action Figure

Anybody remember the anime Fooly Cooly (FLCL)?  I still remember the first time watching it and how I was mesmerized by it – I just couldn’t get enough of it.  Japan’s AmiAmi will soon be selling a really cool Canti figure.  It’s very pose-able with various points of articulation.

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