The Animatrix

A Detective Story

Interview with Shinichiro Watanabe (Director: Kid’s Story and A Detective Story) – Part 2 – from The Animatrix (2003)

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Archival interview with Shinichiro Watanabe from the official Matrix website. MATRIX: Since we last talked [November 2001] a lot of work has been done; can you tell us where we are right now? WATANABE-SAN: We’re at Studio 4°C in Tokyo, … Continue reading


Kid's Story

Interview with Shinichiro Watanabe (Director: Kid’s Story and A Detective Story) from The Animatrix (2003)

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Archival interview with Shinichiro Watanabe from the official Matrix website. HISTORY MATRIX: How long have you been working in anime? WATANABE-SAN: I actually started as an Animation Producer, and it’s been about 12 years since I started directing. I was … Continue reading


A Detective Story

Interview with Akiko Saito (Computer Graphics Supervisor: A Detective Story) from The Animatrix (2003)

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Archival interview with Akiko Saito from the official Matrix website. MATRIX: How did you get involved in computer graphics? AKIKO-SAN: In university I studied animation production. The first studio I started working at was a small company; they were kind … Continue reading


The Animatrix - Beyond

Interview with Koji Morimoto (Director: Beyond) from The Animatrix (2003)

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Archival interview with Koji Morimoto from the official Matrix website. MATRIX: Could you tell us about your background? MORIMOTO-SAN: I worked as an animator for ten years, since I was 20, but have recently shifted over to directing – when … Continue reading


Kid's Story

Interview with Hiroshi Murakami (Computer Graphics Director: Kid’s Story) from The Animatrix (2003)

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Archival interview with Hiroshi Murakami from the official Matrix website. MATRIX: How did you get into animation? MURAKAMI-SAN: About 10 years ago I saw a public television special on computer graphics. I always liked to draw, and thought computer graphics … Continue reading


The Animatrix - Program

Interview with Yutaka Minowa (Animation Director, Character Design: Program) from The Animatrix (2003)

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Archival interview with Yutaka Minowa from the official Matrix website. MATRIX: How did you get started in anime work? MINOWA-SAN: When I finished high school I went to a design school for two years, and from there started at a … Continue reading


Yoko - Beyond

Interview with Yusuki Hirota (Computer Graphics: Beyond) from The Animatrix (2003)

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Archival interview with Yusuki Hirota from the official Matrix website. MATRIX: How did you get into computers and anime? HIROTA-SAN: I originally went to university for mechanical engineering. After graduating I took a one-year course in computer graphics. Once I … Continue reading


The Second Renaissance

Interview with Mahiro Maeda (Director: The Second Renaissance, Parts 1 & 2) – Part 2 – from The Animatrix (2003)

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Archival interview with Mahiro Maeda from the official Matrix website. MATRIX: We did our first interview back in November 2000; what has it been like, now that we’ve reached the end of production on SECOND RENAISSANCE? MAEDA-SAN: When we first … Continue reading


A Detective Story

Interview with Shinji Hashimoto (Key Animator: A Detective Story; Character Design, Animation Director: Kid’s Story) from The Animatrix (2003)

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Archival interview with Shinji Hashimoto from the official Matrix website. MATRIX: What are some of the recent projects you’ve worked on? HASHIMOTO-SAN: On THE ANIMATRIX I worked with Watanabe-san on A DETECTIVE STORY and KID’S STORY. Before that I was … Continue reading


The Second Renaissance

Interview with Mahiro Maeda (Director: The Second Renaissance, Parts 1 & 2) from The Animatrix (2003)

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Archival interview with Mahiro Maeda from the official Matrix website. MATRIX: Could you talk a little bit about the films you have done. MAEDA-SAN: My most recent film is actually a series of films called Blue Submarine 6. It’s a … Continue reading