Sakura Con Day 3


Today I had the fun and honour of sitting down with the wonderful Hiroshi Nagahama, here at Sakura Con 2008. Nagahama-san is the director of the gorgeous Mushishi, plus he has done work on the popular Fruits Basket and Utena series, as well as personal favourite of mine, Sexy Commando. I sat and talked with him through the help of a translator, the wonderful Rai Kamishiro, about the above series, biological science fiction (a HUGE theme in Mushishi), his new Detroit Metal City project, and a host of other things. I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did doing it.

Day 3 in all though was quite relaxing as I managed to snag a Haruhi Suzumiya 45 RPM single of Hare Hare Yukai, which is a pretty sweet little collectors item. Anime tunes on vinyl is not something you see everyday. I also got a chance to pick up Ultraklystron’s new disc “Open Source Lyricist,” which I am totally playing on the show next week. It is devastating nerdcore awesomeness to say the least. Other than that it was a nice slow relaxing day as me and the crew did a bit of poking around, last minute shopping, and grabbed a quick bit of food and snacks before we hit the road back to Canada, and back home from another Sakura Con. Despite some of the problems I have reported though I had a great time and I hope to come back again next year and check it out. Also look forward to more pictures as I hook up my camera and hopefully soon get some news, views, and stuff some of the friends I went down with to pass along to you. Speaking of which Jesse Betteridge has posted some stuff over at his site, so check that out. In the mean time though, enjoy the Nagahama!

Posted are also pics of the convention center, some cosplayers, as well as some shots of me interviewing Nagahama and the most excellent translator who helped us out. Kudos also to my friend and homey, Craig Young for snapping the photos of the interview session.
Sakura Con Day 3