English-Translated Interviews

Links to English-translated interviews of female anime creators, sorted by surname, then by date. Credit given, when known. Some interviews may get re-hosted if the source was like a message board or an imgur link or something.

Ayana, Yuniko | 綾奈 ゆにこ – Screenwriter

  1. June 30, 2015 – Yuri (Partial) – Translated by Cytrus.
  2. February 2016 – Otomedia Digimon Adventure Tri with Yuko Kakihara and Keitaro Motonaga – Translated by Kazari.

Choi, Eunyoung – Director, Animator

  1. June 2015 – Annecy Film Festival with Masaaki Yuasa and Justin Leach – Conducted by Animac.

Deai, Kotomi | 出合小都美 – Director

  1. September 29, 2015 – Rolling Girls with Hiroshi Shimizu – Conducted by Grant White at Toonzone.
  2. October 10, 2015 – Rolling Girls with Hiroshi Shimizu – Conducted by Joe at Otaku News.

Fujita, Naoko | 藤田奈緒子 – In-Between Checker, Animator

  1. November 30, 2017 – Koe no Katachi – Translated by ultimatemegax for Sakuga Blog.

Hayashi, Akemi | 林明美 – Director, Animator

  1. May 26, 2010 – Gurren Lagann: Parallel Works 2 with Ai Ujita – Translated by csakuras.

Hirose, Izumi | 広瀬いづみ – Color Designer

  1. January 2017 – Animage:Yuri on Ice – Translated by Tora for Wave Motion Cannon.

Horiguchi, Yukiko | 堀口悠紀子 – Character Designer, Animation Director

  1. Estimated 2012 – K-On! Movie – Translated by ultimatemegax.
  2. Spring 2014 – Tamako Love Story – Translated by ultimatemegax for Sakuga Blog.
  3. Fall 2014 – Tamako Memory’s Note – Translated by ultimatemegax for Sakuga blog.

Ikeda, Kazumi | 池田和美 – Character Designer, Animation Director

  1. Estimated 2012 – K-On! Movie – Translated by ultimatemegax.

Ikeda, Shoko | 池田晶子 – Character Designer, Animation Director

  1. October 2015 – Sound! Euphonium – Translated by ultimatemegax.
  2. September 2016 – Sound! Euphonium Movie with Tatsuya Ishihara and Naoko Yamada – Translated by ultimatemegax for Sakuga Blog.

Ishizuka, Atsuko | いしづか あつこ – Director

  1. June 29, 2010 – Supernatural with Miya Shigeyuki – Translated by focaccina.
  2. April 22, 2013 – Sakura-con 2013 Press Conference – Transcribed by Dennis Amith.
  3. September 10, 2014 – AFA ID 2014 with Sho Tanaka – Conducted by Porocchi at Ani-Culture.
  4. December 13, 2014 – AFA SG 2014 with Sho Tanaka and Jukki Hanada – Conducted by aaronsine at wwhcurrent.

Itou, Ikuko | 伊藤郁子 – Character Designer, Animation Director

  1. January 28, 2006 – Ushicon Q&A – Transcribed by wmchirichiri.

Kadowaki, Miku | 門脇未来  – Character Designer, Animation Director

  1. Estimated 2012 – K-On! Movie – Translated by ultimatemegax.
  2. November 30, 2016 – Koe no Katachi Layout Animation Director Roundtable – Translated by ultimatemegax for Sakuga Blog.

Kajiura, Yuki | 梶浦由記  – Music Compser

  1. Please see Canta-Per-Me.net for a list of Yuki Kajiura Interviews.
  2. December 27, 2016 – ANN

Kakihara, Yuuko | 柿原 優子 – Screenwriter

  1. February 2016 – Otomedia Digimon Adventure Tri with Yuniko Ayana and Keitaro Motonaga – Translated by Kazari.
  2. September 2016 – Animage: Digimon Tri – Translated by aznoctopus.

Kanno, Yoko | 菅野 よう子 – Music composer

  1. Summer 1999 – @anime AX 99.
  2. Winter 2003 – Wizard Anime Invasion Cowboy Bebop with Shinichiro Watanabe and Toshihiro Kawamoto – Conducted by Robert Bricken.
  3. Estimated 2003 – Clappa! GiTS:SAC.
  4. April 16, 2011 – Macross Frontier Official Complete Book – Translated by karice.
  5. November 17, 2014 – Red Bull Music Academy – Conducted by Akihiro Tomita.

Kimura, Eriko | 木村絵理子 – Sound Director

  1. March 26, 2016 – Akiba Souken – translated by Seiyuu+.

Kotani, Kyoko | 小谷 杏子 – Animator, Animation Director

  1. March 30, 2017 – NetLab Interview Pt. 1 | Pt. 2 – Translated by idango.

Kouno, Megumi | 河野 恵美 – Animator, Animation Director

  1. June 2016 – Discussion with Trigger staff – Conducted by Evan Minto for Ani-Gamers.
  2. August 22, 2016 – The Idolm@ster Cinderalla Girls – Translated by Disgaeamad for Sakuga blog.

Kubo, Mitsurou | 久保ミツロウ – Screenwriter (and Mangaka)

Mitsurou Kubo has her own page. Click here for 13 interviews.

Kurosaki, Shizuka | 黒崎静佳 – Producer

  1. July 2015 – Otakon with Ei Aoki and Toshiyuki Nagano – Conducted by Anigamers, Damocles thread, ToonZone and Anime Diet.

Matsumoto, Rie | 松本理恵 – Director

  1. December 18, 2014 – Kyousogiga Artbook with Yuki Hayashi – Translated by SeHNNG.
  2. March 2016 – Sakura-Con 2016 Roundtable with Toshihiro Kawamoto. Transcribed by Caitlin. Part 1. Part 2.

Matsuura, Mai | 松浦麻衣 – Character Designer, Animation Director

  1. December 21, 2013 – Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Guidebook – Translated by rockmanshii for Nekketsu Nikki.

Miyata, Kana | 宮田佳奈 – Color Design, Setting, Coordinator

  1. November 30, 2017 – Koe no Katachi Color Coordination & Special Effects – Translated by ultimatemegax for Sakuga Blog.

Miura, Rina | 三浦理奈 – Digital Painter, Special Effects

  1. November 30, 2017 – Koe no Katachi Color Coordination & Special Effects – Translated by ultimatemegax for Sakuga Blog.

Myouken, Yuko | 明見裕子 – Animation Director

  1. November 30, 2016 – Koe no Katachi Layout Animation Director Roundtable – Translated by ultimatemegax for Sakuga Blog.

Nishioka, Maiko | 西岡麻衣子 – Screenwriter

  1. March 2016 – High Speed Fanbook with Takemoto & Nishiya – Translated by Pen.
  2. March 2016 – High Speed Fanbook – Translated by Pen.

Okada, Mari | 岡田麿里 – Screenwriter

  1. June 2009 – Toradora! Roundtable with Tatsuyuki Nagai – Translated by ultimatemegax.
  2. February 2012 – Animage – Translated by thirdlc on the Anime Suki forums.
  3. July 5, 2013 – Anime Expo Fan Panel and Press Conferemce – Livetweeted by Michael Huang of Anime Diet.
  4. April 2014 – Selector Infected Wixoss – Unknown translator.
  5. Spring 2014 – Wixoss with Takuya Sato– Unknown translator.
  6. June 23, 2014 – Noitamina – Summary by Matt Schley of Otaku USA. Original.
  7. November 2015 – PASH! Kiznaiver & Mayoiga – Translated by karice. Original.
  8. November 2015 – PASH! Full Kiznaiver Articles – Translated by CrunchyRoll.
  9. March 23, 2016 – Bandai Channel – Translated by karice. Original.
    1. On Gundam – Iron Blooded Orphans.
    2. On her career.

Oshima, Michiru | 大島ミチル – Music Composer

  1. Unknown – J-Pop Exchange – Conducted by SeanBird.
  2. February 23, 2016 – Toho Kingdom: Godzilla – Conducted by Anthony Romero.

Sato, Miyo | 佐藤美代 – Animator

  1. August 30, 2016 – AnimeAnime Mob Psycho 100 – translated by March Cha for Crunchyroll.

Sayama, Kiyoko | 佐山聖子 – Director

  1. May 6, 2014 – Brave 10– Conducted by CrunchyRoll.

Senami, Riri | 瀬波里梨 – Producer

  1. October 2015 – Sound! Euphonium Staff Comments: Producers – Translated by ultimatemegax.

Suzuki, Aya | 鈴木亜矢 – Animator

  1. June 2015 – AnimeNEXT Interview – Conducted by Ink for Ani-Gamers.

Takao, Noriko | 高雄統子 – Director

  1. Estamated 2011 – Disappearance Director Roundtable with Tatsuya Ishihara and Yasuhiro Takemoto – Translated by ultimatemegax.
  2. May 28, 2016 – Cinderella Girls Fanbook: with Atshushi Nishigori – Translated by Disgaeamad. Part 1. Part 2.

Takeda, Akiyo | 竹田 明代 – Color Designer

  1. October 2015 – Sound! Euphonium Staff Comments (Multiple Staff) – Translated by ultimatemegax.

Tanaka, Eiko | 田中栄子 – Producer, Founder of Studio 4C

  1. August 30, 2012 – Berserk – Conducted by Zac Bertschy at ANN.

Tsubota, Fumi | 坪田文 – Screenwriter

  1. December 21, 2013 – Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Guidebook – Translated by rockmanshii for Nekketsu Nikki.
  2. July 31, 2014 – Pretty Rhythm All star Selection Guidebook with Masakazu Hishida and Shuji Iuchi – Translated by rockmanshii for Nekketsu Nikki.

Tsunoda, Yuki | 角田有希

  1. November 30, 2016 – Koe no Katachi Key Animation Director Roundtable – Translated by ultimatemegax for Sakuga Blog.

Ueno, Chiyoko | 植野千世子

  1. November 30, 2016 – Koe no Katachi Key Animation Director Roundtable – Translated by ultimatemegax for Sakuga Blog.

Utsumi, Hiroko | 内海紘子 – Director

  1. Estimated 2012 – K-On! Movie– Translated by ultimatemegax.
  2. December 2013 – Free! Guidebook– Translated by ultimatemegax.
  3. December 2013 – Free! with Futoshi Nishiya: Part 1 | Part 2 – Translated by ultimatemegax.
  4. November 2014 – Free! Eternal Summer Fanbook – Translated by ultimatemegax.

Yamada, Naoko | 山田尚子 – Director

Naoko Yamada has her own page. Click here for 21 interviews.

Yamamoto, Sayo | 山本沙代 – Director

  1. October 2, 2012 – AnimeFest Fan Panels – Transcribed by Chris Kirby at The Fandom Post.
  2. June 17 2013 – AnimeNext 2013 Panel with Hiroshi Shimizu – Transcribed by I-hsiu Lin.
  3. March 27, 2016 – Yuri!!! on ICE Production Presentation – Translated by Laeza for Story Unlocker.

Yamamoto, Soubi | 山本蒼美 – Director

  1. March 28, 2012 – This Boy Can Fight Aliens – Conducted by Ko Ransom at ANN.
  2. March 2014 – Spoon.2di Meganebu!– Translated by 4seiiji.

Yamauchi, Cindy – Character Designer, Animation Director

  1. June 11, 2003 – JJBA – Conducted by Jonathan Mays at ANN.

Yokote, Michiko | 横手美智子 – Screenwriter

  1. April 2009 – Valkyria Chronicles: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 2 – Translated by konnyaku jelly.

Yokoyama, Shuko | 横山朱子 – Producer

  1. August 2015 – Otakon Interview with Toshiyuki Toyanaga – Conducted by Evan Minto for Ani-Gamers.

Yoneda, Yuka | 米田侑加 – Color Designer

  1. March 2016 – High Speed Fanbook – Translated by Pen.

Yoshida, Reiko | 吉田玲子 – Screenwriter

  1. Estimated 2009 – K-On! with Naoko Yamada – Translated by ultimatemegax.
  2. Estimated 2012 – K-On! Movie – Translated by ultimatemegax.
  3. Estimated 2012 – K-On! Movie with Naoko Yamada – Translated by ultimatemegax.
  4. December 2012 – Tamako Market with Naoko Yamada – Translated by ultimatemegax.
  5. Spring 2014 – Tamako Love Story – Translated by ultimatemegax for Sakuga Blog.
  6. Fall 2014 – Tamako Memory’s Note – translated by ultimatemegax for Sakuga Blog.