Hirohiko Araki

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I'd say living with a positive outlook is the theme of JoJo. It's a celebration of humanity.
—Hirohiko Araki

Hirohiko Araki (荒木 飛呂彦 Araki Hirohiko), real name Toshiyuki Araki (荒木 利之 Araki Toshiyuki),[1] is a Japanese manga artist and the author of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Born on June 7, 1960, he made his debut in 1980 with his one-shot Poker Under Arms, and began his professional career with the short series Cool Shock B.T., Baoh the Visitor, and Gorgeous Irene.

His work on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is divided into several parts and continues to be serialized for over 35 years, totaling 132 volumes (as of August 2023), circulating over 120 million copies (January 2022).[9] His style has been described as an "experimental, but definitive approach.[10][11]"

Biography

Araki grew up in Sendai, Japan with his parents and younger identical twin sisters. He cites his sisters' annoyances as the reason he spent time alone in his room reading classic manga from the '70s, such as Ai to Makoto, and his father's collection of art books, which Araki assumes informed his motive for drawing manga.[12] He was particularly influenced by the work of French artist Paul Gauguin.[13]

In middle school, Araki first tried to practice baseball. However, he says he failed to perform anything correctly on the pitch and felt he wasn't cut out for collective sports.[14] He switched to practicing kendo for different reasons, stating that he was influenced by the manga "Ore wa Teppei"[15][16] and out of frustration from his bad experience at the baseball club.[17] His experience at kendo seems to have been lukewarm, as he says nobody praised him whether he won or lost a match.[18]

Araki drew his very first manga while he was in fourth grade. He attended a prep school through junior high and high school, which was where a friend complimented him on a manga he drew for the first time. Ever since, he began to draw manga in secret of his parents.[12]

Shogakukan (left) and Shueisha (far right) HQs.

He began submitting work to publishers during his first year at Tohoku Gakuin Tsutsujigaoka High School;[19] however, all of his submissions were rejected.[12] Araki also applied his works to the Tezuka Awards, having at one point been nominated in the 14th edition in 1977 for a one-shot named "The Bottle" then submitted under the name Toshi Arakino (荒木之利 Arakino Toshi).[20] At the same time, other artists who were around his age continued to make big splashes with their debuts (Ex: Yudetamago, Masakazu Katsura). Araki could not understand why he was being rejected, so one day in 1979, he decided to pay a visit to an editorial department in Tokyo for direct feedback on his most recently finished work. At first, he intended to visit Shogakukan, which published Weekly Shōnen Sunday, but was intimidated by the size of their building, and decided to take his submission into the smaller Shueisha (Publishers of Weekly Shonen Jump) building next door. It was noon when he visited, but one rookie editor named Ryosuke Kabashima happened to be there. Kabashima, after reading the first page, promptly quipped "your white-out's leaked (You haven't fixed it)": he was criticized every time the editor flipped through each page. Araki, exhausted from having been up all night, felt like he was going to pass out, but was told to fix it up for the Tezuka Awards. Months later, Araki would submit a one-shot by the name of "Poker Under Arms", which won the runner up prize at the Tezuka Awards.[12][21]

Araki left Miyagi University of Education before graduating, and made his debut in 1980 with the aforementioned one-shot Poker Under Arms. He did graduate from the Sendai Design College. His first serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump was Cool Shock B.T. in 1983,[21] with his works Baoh the Visitor (1984) and Gorgeous Irene (1984) following soon after. His next series would become his magnum opus, 1986's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

On November 30, 2016, Araki won the 45th Annual Best Dresser Awards in Tokyo in the "Academic and Cultural Arts" division. When questioned about his youthful appearance, Araki said that he washes his face every morning with Tokyo's tap water.[22]

Araki was given an art award for the year 2018 by the Agency for Cultural Affairs for his art exhibition Ripples of Adventure.[23]

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Main article: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Published in Weekly Shonen Jump between 1987 and 2004 and from 2004 to the present in Ultra Jump, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure represents Hirohiko Araki's primary brand and body of work.

The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series brought fame to Araki as its popularity skyrocketed during the publication of Stardust Crusaders and Araki kept working on the series even after the end of the third part, which was the end of what he had planned for the stories beforehand.[24]

The dust jacket of every volume of JoJo contains a note to the reader; a relatively great source of Araki's direct opinions.

In 2012, Araki celebrated his 30th year as a manga artist and the 25th anniversary of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. A special exhibition was held in Sendai, Japan, which included the announcement for the TV Anime and All-Star Battle.

Personal Life

Araki is often commented on for his unchanging youthful demeanor over the years. He cites training and swimming at the gym and Hitomebore rice as methods for staying fit while over the age of 50.[25] In his 2007 Eureka Interview, he is complimented by Japanese psychologist and critic, Tamaki Saito, but states that the main reason he switched to a monthly serialization was from no longer being able to handle the weekly schedule.[26] Araki has revealed that after he was operated for gastroenteritis, Araki realized that he could no longer completely devote himself to his manga and sought to enjoy life more and practice other activities such as traveling or cooking.[27]

Araki's wife, Asami

Araki is well known for his position on staying healthy. He enjoys going on walks and riding a bike, particularly to Japanese shrines, and has commended it as his coping mechanism when exhausted from work. He considers exercise as a great way to discipline one's self and that carrying too many things can be a burden; Araki will typically only carry a coat, water, and an iPod when going out.[28]

Araki lost his ancestral house in Sendai during the Tohoku earthquake. The house was destroyed by the tsunami following the earthquake, which shocked Araki.[29]

Family

Married to Asami Araki (荒木麻美 Araki Asami, nickname Chami), Araki is the father of two girls. A couple years after his debut, Araki met Asami in a group meet-up, and the two got married three months later.[30][31]

Works

A cover of Weekly Shonen Jump featuring Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Manga

Novels

Other Illustrations

Main article: Art Gallery

Style and Influences

Araki's studio - own desk in foreground
Araki's drawing commonly involves idealized figures in broad, expressive poses at adventurous scales and angles; with sharply inked lines and scattered, blackened planes; lending them a sculptural effect. In color illustrations and pages, Araki varies roughly complementary color juxtapositions.

In terms of cartooning, a comparison can be drawn between Phantom Blood, Battle Tendency, and Stardust Crusaders (1987 - '92) and the hypermasculine (and highly dimorphic) anatomical ideals applied by Tetsuo Hara in Fist of the North Star, and referenced by Araki in relation to action heroes of the 1980s.[24] Diamond is Unbreakable ('92 - '96) marks a transition to a more intersexual model; while Steel Ball Run (2004 - '11) sees greater realism, along with further incorporation of ideals of beauty consistent with the mode in fashion design. When he started JoJolion (2011 – '21), Araki expressed a will to draw in a looser style and things he never drew before. Hence, he says, he bust shots and increased the amount of white panels and included more white elements in his drawings, in contrast to the darkness of his style present in previous works.[33]

Reference to illustrations by artists including Antonio Lopez and Tony Viramontes informs a number of individual illustrations and character poses in Araki's work from 1987 - 1992; decreasing from then along with increased use of photographic references.[34] Limited examples of costumes borrowed from contemporary fashion design have been identified.

As a film fan, in the 1980s Araki noted the popularity of action movies and the muscular physiques characteristic of their stars (such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone). By this example, Araki would ponder; "Who is the strongest person in the world?". Subjects such as immortality and justice occurred to him as things that humans innately value and seek. Araki had also been on a trip to Italy two years prior to the creation of Part 1: Phantom Blood, where he identified the exaltation of overt human beauty characteristic of renaissance art. Araki was particularly struck by the aesthetic of the sculpture Apollo and Daphne by Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The baroque sculpture's striking figures and realistic yet idealized bodies stuck in remarkable poses inspired Araki to heavily incorporate poses in his art and develop his own style.[35] Araki would combine these examples in the formulation of the basic plot and visual style of Phantom Blood.[24]

Araki has named Paul Gauguin and his approach to color theory as an influence.[15]

Araki has described his drawing method as "classical".[24] He has indicated admiration for Leonardo da Vinci in the text of the manga and otherwise; and in a video feature in JOJOVELLER, he is seen making visual reference to a book of Michelangelo's work[36] during the construction of a piece.

Manga that Araki has named as admirable or having had particular influence on him include Ai to Makoto by Ikki Kajiwara and Takumi Nagayasu, the most significant of his youth;[15] Ore wa Teppei by Tetsuya Chiba, which inspired him while in middle school to join the kendo club;[15] and Babel II by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, particularly influential for the concept of combat defined by special rules or laws.[24]

Araki has authored a book on the subject of Horror film and its influence on his work.

Araki has described his habit of naming characters and Stands after musicians and their works as "a simple hobby", and has indicated a strong preference for Western popular music.

On October 2011, Araki was deemed one of the 100 most influential people in Japan by the business magazine "Nikkei Business", in the category "creator".[37]

Araki's Lists

Hirohiko Araki's Best 10 Characters - Author's Popularity Contest (作者人気投票キャラクターベスト10) from JOJO A-GO!GO! (2000) - Araki Hirohiko, p. 75

No. Character
1 Josuke Higashikata (東方 仗助)
2 Yoshikage Kira (吉良 吉影)
3 Bruno Bucciarati (ブローノ・ブチャラティ)
4 Vinegar Doppio & Diavolo (ドッピオとディアボロ)
5 Giorno Giovanna (ジョルノ・ジョバァーナ)
6 Joseph Joestar (ジョセフ・ジョースター)
7 Guido Mista (グイード・ミスタ)
8 Jotaro Kujo (空条 承太郎)
9 Shigekiyo Yangu (矢安宮 重清)
10 DIO (DIO)

"Hirohiko Araki's Favorite Illustrations Best 20" from JOJO A-GO!GO! (2000) - Araki Hirohiko, pp. 52–57

Araki's Top 10 manga he "ran to the bookstore for" (本屋に走ったマンガベスト10) from JOJO A-GO!GO! (2000) - Araki Hirohiko, p. 74

No. Series
1 Golgo 13: Serizawa Family Murder Case (ゴルゴ13芹沢家殺人事件)
2 Nijioyobu Ken (虹をよぶ拳)
3 Space Battleship Yamato (宇宙戦艦ヤマト) (Anime)
4 Dragon Ball (ドラゴンボール)
5 Kōya no Shōnen Isamu (荒野の少年イサム)
6 Dororo (どろろ) (Anime)
7 Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji (賭博黙示録カイジ)
8 Babel II (バビル2世)
9 Naniwa Kin'yūdō (ナニワ金融道)
10 Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳)

Araki's top 5 favorite toys from Volume 60 Author's Note

No. Toy Comment
1 Phosphorescent skeleton (When it shines at night, it feels like I'm in a fairy tale.)
2 Bouncing ball (This piece of rubber took me into a science-fiction universe.)
3 Resident Evil (PlayStation) (It's so great!)
4 A Thunderbird II model (I love the design and I find that the container's conception was very clever! I really had the impression I could go anywhere with this.)
5 Lego or Mega Bloks (I spent whole days assembling and disassembling the piece to make new models. I think that Lego is the Western philosophy in its entirety.)

Hirkohiko Araki's Top 10 Fears from Volume 29 (Diamond is Unbreakable Vol. 1) Author's Note

No. Fear
10 Death
9 Creatures that can stick to the roof (cockroaches and such)
8 Delusions
7 Acquaintances
6 Getting bad luck in fortune telling
5 The hospital
4 Environmental degradation
3 Confined spaces
2 Strangers
1 The dark

Hirohiko Araki's Top 10 Movies That Had Him Squirming in His Seat (The ten best movies I wished would stop but I kept watching anyway.) (From the Author's Note in Volume 32)

No. Film
1 The Night of the Living Dead
2 Jaws
3 Johnny Got His Gun
4 Mississippi Burning
5 Platoon
6 Papillon
7 Halloween 4
8 Lord of the Flies
9 The Silence of the Lambs
10 Alien

The "Best 20 Horror movies chosen by Hirohiko Araki" (From Hirohiko Araki's Bizarre Horror Movie Analysis)

No. Film
1 Zombie ('78 director's cut)
2 Jaws
3 Misery
4 I Am Legend
5 The Ninth Gate
6 Alien
7 Ring (TV version)
8 The Mist
9 Final Destination
10 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
11 Deliverance
12 The Blob
13 28 Days Later
14 Basket Case
15 Sleeping with The Enemy
16 No Country
17 The Exorcist
18 Funny Games ('07 US remake)
19 Hostel
20 Wrong Turn

Promotional recommendations or quotes from Araki found on the cover or obi of various books and media.

Interviews

Main article: Interview Archive
# Interview Type Media Published
1 NHK Special (May 1981)
Interview
TV Program
May 25, 1981
2 Fanroad (May 1986)
Interview
Magazine
May 1986
3 Kenritsu Umisora Koko Yakyu Buin Yamashita Taro-kun Vol. 5 (August 1988)
Commentary
Manga Volume
August 10, 1988
4 Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden Strategy Guide (April 1989)
Interview
Guidebook
April 1989
5 Pafu (April 1989)
Interview
Magazine
April 1989
6 Shosetsu Subaru (May 1992)
Interview
Magazine
May 1992
7 V Jump (February 1993)
Interview
Magazine
February 21, 1993
8 Jump Novel (April 1993)
Interview
Magazine
April 1, 1993
9 Stardust Crusaders OVA (November 1993)
Interview
Home Media
November 19, 1993
10 JoJo 6251 (December 1993)
Interview
Artbook
December 10, 1993
11 Kitakubo OVA (July 1994)
Interview
Home Media
July 21, 1994
12 Kappa Magazine (December 1996)
Interview
Magazine
December 1996
13 Eureka (April 1997)
Interview
Magazine
April 1, 1997
14 Bubka (August 1997)
Interview
Magazine
August 1997
15 BIO HAZARD (January 1998)
Commentary
Book
January 29, 1998
16 Feelin' JOJO (February 1998)
Interview
Magazine
February 9, 1998
17 Comnavi Vol. 3 (February 1998)
Commentary
Magazine
February 10, 1998
18 Capcom (November 1998)
Interview
Website/Online
November 1998
19 Monsoon Vol. 2 (March 1999)
Interview
Magazine
March 29, 1999
20 Da Vinci (April 1999)
Interview
Magazine
April 6, 1999
21 e-Jump (January 2000)
Commentary
Magazine
January 18, 2000
22 JOJO A-GO!GO! (February 2000)
Interview
Artbook
February 25, 2000
23 ROCKIN'ON JAPAN (March 2000)
Commentary
Magazine
March 2000
24 BUZZ (July 2000)
Interview
Magazine
July 2000
25 THRILL (September 2001)
Interview
Magazine
September 2001
26 Comickers (November 2001)
Interview
Magazine
November 2001
27 Manga OMO! (January 2002)
Commentary
Magazine
January 25, 2002
28 Jump Remix P3 Vol.11 (March 2002)
Interview
Magazine
March 25, 2002
29 MEN'S NON-NO (July 2002)
Commentary
Magazine
July 9, 2002
30 GioGio's Bizarre Adventure Strategy Guide (September 2002)
Interview
Guidebook
September 4, 2002
31 Stardust Crusaders Bunko Vol. 10 (October 2002)
Commentary
Manga Volume
October 18, 2002
32 Yomu Jump (December 2002)
Interview
Magazine
December 3, 2002
33 Manga OMO! (January 2003)
Commentary
Magazine
January 3, 2003
34 Weekly Shonen Brackets 100Q (April 2003)
Interview
TV Program
April 15, 2003
35 JOJO in Paris (May 2003)
Interview
Magazine
May 7, 2003
36 AnimeLand (June 2003)
Interview
Website/Online
June 1, 2003
37 Les dossiers du Manga Vol. 7 (June 2003)
Commentary
June 2003
38 COSMOPOLITAN (July 2003)
Interview
Magazine
July 2003
39 Jump Remix Part 4 (January 2004)
Commentary
Manga Volume
January 10, 2004
40 Bleu Vague (January 2004)
Commentary
Magazine
January 13, 2004
41 Kahoku Shimpo (February 2004)
Commentary
Newspaper
February 10, 2004
42 Aomaru Jump (February 2004)
Interview
Magazine
February 26, 2004
43 Playboy (July 2004)
Interview
Magazine
July 27, 2004
44 MTV SOUL'd OUT Special (February 2005)
Interview
TV Program
February 3, 2005
45 Vento Aureo Bunko Vol. 1 (March 2005)
Commentary
Manga Volume
March 18, 2005
46 Quarterly S (June 2005)
Interview
Magazine
June 15, 2005
47 Da Vinci (August 2005)
Interview
Magazine
August 6, 2005
48 Vento Aureo Bunko Vol. 10 (August 2005)
Commentary
Manga Volume
August 10, 2005
49 Nisio Isin Chronicle (January 2006)
Interview
Book
January 30, 2006
50 Shonen Jump (May 2006)
Interview
Magazine
May 2006
51 Tokai Lecture (June 2006)
Commentary
Event
June 24, 2006
52 Phantom Blood PS2 (October 2006)
Interview
Guidebook
October 26, 2006
53 xxxHolic Guidebook (November 2006)
Interview
Guidebook
November 17, 2006
54 Phantom Blood Movie Guide (February 2007)
Commentary
TV Program
February 9, 2007
55 Araki x Akiya Takahashi (February 2007)
Interview
Website/Online
February 12, 2007
56 Golden Wind Vol.1 - Tonkam (April 2007)
Interview
Manga Volume
April 27, 2007
57 Nolife (May 2007)
Interview
TV Program
May 11, 2007
58 Manga Heaven (June 2007)
Interview
Website/Online
June 25, 2007
59 Araki's Paranormal Sightings (August 2007)
Commentary
Website/Online
August 2007
60 Tameike Now (August 2007)
Interview
Video
August 7, 2007
61 Tohoku University (November 2007)
Interview
Event
November 2, 2007
62 Eureka (November 2007)
Interview
Magazine
November 26, 2007
63 Araki x Otsuichi - The Book (December 2007)
Interview
Magazine
December 4, 2007
64 Jump Square (December 2007)
Interview
Magazine
December 4, 2007
65 Quick Japan (December 2007)
Interview
Magazine
December 10, 2007
66 Manga Meister (December 2007)
Interview
Website/Online
December 20, 2007
67 The Golden Compass (February 2008)
Interview
Magazine
February 20, 2008
68 KING (March 2008)
Interview
Magazine
March 13, 2008
69 Stone Ocean Bunko Vol. 1 (April 2008)
Commentary
Manga Volume
April 18, 2008
70 KochiKame Vol. 160 (June 2008)
Commentary
Manga Volume
June 4, 2008
71 SUPER MASTERS BOOK in BOOK Vol.1 - Super Jump (October 2008)
Interview
Magazine
October 8, 2008
72 Stone Ocean Bunko Vol. 11 (February 2009)
Commentary
Manga Volume
February 18, 2009
73 NEWTRAL (April 2009)
Interview
Newspaper
April 1, 2009
74 Futoko Shimbun (January 2011)
Interview
Newspaper
January 1, 2011
75 Hirosegawa (February 2011)
Interview
Website/Online
February 14, 2011
76 Rohan au Louvre (May 2011)
Interview
Manga Volume
May 31, 2011
77 Shueisha Shinsho (July 2011)
Commentary
Video
July 2011
78 Hirohiko Araki x Hiromu Arakawa (July 2011)
Interview
Artbook
July 29, 2011
79 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure × Amazon.co.jp (August 2011)
Interview
Website/Online
August 5, 2011
80 Houyhnhnm (September 2011)
Interview
Website/Online
September 27, 2011
81 Kanto Federation of Bar Associations (November 2011)
Interview
Website/Online
November 5, 2011
82 SPUR Magazine (November 2011)
Interview
Magazine
November 22, 2011
83 Asahi Shimbun (December 2011)
Commentary
Newspaper
December 16, 2011
84 Shueisha Shinsho (April 2012)
Commentary
Video
April 27, 2012
85 Famitsu (July 2012)
Interview
Website/Online
July 5, 2012
86 HIROHIKO ARAKI GOES TO NEW YORK. (October 2012)
Commentary
Mook
October 5, 2012
87 HIROHIKO ARAKI MEETS Clint Eastwood (October 2012)
Interview
Mook
October 5, 2012
88 JoJo Could Have Ended With Part 4 (October 2012)
Interview
Mook
October 5, 2012
89 The Story of Brushes and Pens (October 2012)
Interview
Mook
October 5, 2012
90 Toh EnJoe x Hirohiko Araki (October 2012)
Interview
Mook
October 5, 2012
91 Yomiuri Shimbun (October 2012)
Commentary
Newspaper
October 12, 2012
92 Xtrend Nikkei (October 2012)
Interview
Magazine
October 19, 2012
93 Dream Talk Session (August 2013)
Interview
Video
August 28, 2013
94 All-Star Battle's Guidebook (August 2013)
Interview & Commentary
Guidebook
August 29, 2013
95 Asahi Shimbun (September 2013)
Interview
Newspaper
September 14, 2013
96 Hirohiko Araki x Ryosuke Kabashima (September 2013)
Interview
Artbook
September 19, 2013
97 JOJOVELLER (September 2013)
Interview & Commentary
Artbook
September 19, 2013
98 JOJOVELLER Stand Guide Commentaries
Commentary
Artbook
September 19, 2013
99 JOJO JOURNEY (September 2013)
Commentary
Artbook
September 19, 2013
100 Tohoku University (October 2013)
Commentary
Event
October 12, 2013
101 JoJonium Vol. 1-3 (December 2013)
Interview & Commentary
Manga Volume
December 4, 2013
102 Japan Media Art Festival (February 2014)
Interview
Video
February 4, 2014
103 JoJonium Vol. 4-7 (February 2014)
Interview & Commentary
Manga Volume
February 4, 2014
104 JoJonium Vol. 8-17 (June 2014)
Interview & Commentary
Manga Volume
June 4, 2014
105 Shueisha Shinsho (April 2015)
Commentary
Video
April 20, 2015
106 Rurubu Moriohcho (March 2016)
Interview
Guidebook
March 18, 2016
107 Anime Expo (July 2016)
Commentary
Video
July 1, 2016
108 Steel Ball Run Bunko Vol. 1 (February 2017)
Commentary
Manga Volume
February 17, 2017
109 King's Brunch (March 2017)
Interview
TV Program
March 11, 2017
110 MTV BACK TO 80's (March 2017)
Commentary
TV Program
March 18, 2017
111 Anime News Network (June 2017)
Interview
Website/Online
June 29, 2017
112 Anime Expo (July 2017)
Interview & Commentary
Video
July 2, 2017
113 Shonen Jump (July 2017)
Interview
Magazine
July 17, 2017
114 Araki x Tetsuo Hara (September 2017)
Interview
Event
September 24, 2017
115 Steel Ball Run Bunko Vol. 16 (January 2018)
Commentary
Manga Volume
January 18, 2018
116 Kotoba (March 2018)
Interview
Magazine
March 6, 2018
117 Araki x Kinoshita (July 2018)
Interview
Website/Online
July 5, 2018
118 Araki's Motivation (August 2018)
Interview
Website/Online
August 17, 2018
119 SPUR Magazine (August 2018)
Interview
Magazine
August 23, 2018
120 HIROHIKO ARAKI JOJO EXHIBITION RIPPLES OF ADVENTURE (August 2018)
Interview
Artbook
August 24, 2018
121 UOMO Magazine (October 2018)
Interview
Magazine
October 10, 2018
122 CNET Japan (November 2018)
Interview
Website/Online
November 24, 2018
123 New York Times Japan (November 2018)
Interview
Website/Online
November 25, 2018
124 Lucca Comics (October 2019)
Interview
Event
October 30, 2019
125 JOJOnicle (December 2019)
Interview
Artbook
December 19, 2019
126 VIZ Media (January 2020)
Interview
Video
January 27, 2020
127 Nagasaki Newspaper (February 2020)
Interview
Newspaper
February 6, 2020
128 Billboard Japan (August 2021)
Interview
Website/Online
August 25, 2021
129 VOGUE+ (February 2022)
Interview
Magazine
February 9, 2022
130 Ryosuke Kabashima (March 2022)
Interview
Magazine
March 19, 2022
131 Yomiuri Shimbun (May 2022)
Interview
Website/Online
May 5, 2022
132 Mainichi Shimbun (May 2022)
Interview
Website/Online
May 23, 2022
133 Popcult Japan (June 2022)
Interview
Video
June 2, 2022
134 Anime Expo (July 2022)
Commentary
Video
July 3, 2022
135 Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! (December 2022)
Interview
Magazine
December 4, 2022

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