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William Hong

William Hong

I'm CFG's editor in chief. I also like cats.

Yoshitaka Amano Returns with a New Anime Series! Interview with ‘Gibiate Project’ Producer Ryo Aoki

Ryo Aoki had an ambitious plan: bring together some of the most talented figures in anime, manga, video games, and music to create an anime unlike any other. He succeeded in assembling an all-star team and his dream anime, the

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Brawler Heaven! ‘Super Crush KO’ Indie Spotlight #E32019

Graceful Explosion Machine was an early success story during the Switch’s launch period. Released by Toronto based indie developer Vertex Pop, the side scrolling arcade shooter was part of Switch’s initial indie gold rush. It became a critical and commercial hit

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AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES developer interview with Kotaro Uchikoshi & Yusuke Kozaki #AX2019

 AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES is the latest video game from Kotaru Uchikoshi, who’s best known in west for his beloved Zero Escape trilogy, Ever 17: The Out of Infinity, and Punchline. Similar to his previous games, this new title is

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Big Questions Answered In Our Granblue Fantasy Versus Interview With Yuito Kimura & Tetsuya Fukuhara

Granblue Fantasy is a fantasy themed RPG developed by Cygames for iOS, Android, and web browsers. Released in 2014, the game has been an enduring success in the crowded Japanese mobile game market because of its excellent art design, quality

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‘Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin’ Developer Interview at E3 2019

Edelweiss is an independent Japanese game company best known for Astebreed, a well regarded sci-fi shoot em up released on PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC. The studio is comprised of two developers: Nal, the director, and CG artist Koichi. The

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YouTube, Video Games, Films, and Beyond! The Completionist Interview @FanimeCon2019

Jirard Khalil is the host of The Completionist, a video game review show on YouTube that’s been active since 2011. The main format of the show has Khalil playing a game to 100% completion while also showing viewers the various

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A musical journey from J-rock to EDM ~ THE BEAT GARDEN Interview @FanimeCon2019

THE BEAT GARDEN is a Japanese music group comprised of three vocalists (U, Rei, and Masato) and a DJ (Satoru). One of their hit singles, Walk this Way, was used as the second opening song for the anime Rage of

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Guts, Lancer, and…Matt Damon? ~ Interview with voice actor Nobutoshi Canna @FanimeCon2019

Nobutoshi Canna is an experienced anime voice actor who’s best known for his roles as Lancer (Fate series) and Guts (Beserk). Along with his experience doing Japanese dub work for live action Hollywood films, he’s also appeared in popular shows

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Okay, 3, 2, 1, let’s jam! ~ Interview with Cowboy Bebop character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto @FanimeCon2019

Toshihiro Kawamoto is an anime industry veteran that’s best known for being the co-founder of Studio Bones and as the character designer and animation director for Cowboy Bebop. He worked on numerous Gundam OVAs during his early years working at

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The Legacy of Haruhi Suzumiya ~ Interview with voice actress Aya Hirano @FanimeCon2019

Aya Hirano skyrocketed to international stardom as the iconic voice of Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) in the mid 2000s.  Along with her voice acting prowess, she also contributed her musical talents to various singles to the series

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