Interviews

We highlight local organization leaders, artists, and personalities within our community so you can get to know them better.

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    Onsen Master

    AnimeChicago Spotlight is an interview series highlighting  leaders and personalities from local organizations. Today we’re chatting with Derrick Fields about his team’s upcoming video game title Onsen Master, which exceeded its Kickstarter…

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    Manga Spice Cafe

    AnimeChicago Spotlight is an interview series highlighting local organization leaders and personalities. Today we’re chatting with the anime-influenced artist AnimeSpice about her latest crate business Manga Spice Cafe! AC: Tell us a…

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    Nakama Toys

    AnimeChicago’s Spotlight interviews highlight local organization leaders, artists and personalities. We’re chatting Mary Warren, one-half of Nakama Toys, Chicago’s newest toy store featuring anime, video game, kaiju, vinyl, gashapon, and other exclusive collectables from Japan.…

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    Origoh

    AnimeChicago’s Spotlight interview series highlights local organization leaders, artists and personalities. For Black Friday, we’re chatting Hiro Morita, CEO of Chicago-based company Origami Creative. Origami recently launched Origoh, an online community connecting Japanese creatives…

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    Justin Yeh

    AnimeChicago’s Spotlight interview series highlights local organization leaders, artists and personalities. We’re chatting with Justin Yeh, president of the Northwestern University Anime Club during the 2012–2013 school year. AC: When was Northwestern Anime…

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    Japanese Anime People of Chicago

    AnimeChicago’s Spotlight interview series highlights local organization leaders, artists and personalities. We’re chatting with Jenn Gedonius, founder of Japanese Anime People of Chicago, a local independent anime club established in 2000. AC:…

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    Games. Anime. Stuff.

    AnimeChicago’s Spotlight interview series highlights local organization leaders, artists and personalities. We’re chatting with Carl Dayagdag of Games. Anime. Stuff., a Chicago-based podcast for anime and video game fans. AC: Who is…

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    Anime Trivia Trap

    AnimeChicago Spotlight is a bi-weekly interview series highlighting local organization leaders and personalities. For our fourth edition, we’re highlighting Chicagoan local Brent Rolland and his convention game show, Anime Trivia Trap. AC:…

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    The Con Artists of Anime Central

    AnimeChicago’s Spotlight interview series highlights local organization leaders, artists and personalities. We’re chatting with Ryan Weimeyer of The Con Artists, an informal drawing circle that runs all weekend during Anime Central. AC:…

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    Anime Gamers Station

    AnimeChicago’s Spotlight interview series highlights local organization leaders, artists and personalities. We’re chatting with Miguel Zambrano, president of Anime Gamer Station, a Chicago-based Internet radio station for the anime and gamer fan. This…