fujimaki sensei

So okay apparently

Fujimaki Sensei (Mangaka of Kuroko No Basuke) started a new series called Robot x Laserbeam! Some of you might already know about this, but many of us don’t. It’s a fairly new manga! 

BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT!!! LOOK AT THE CHARACTERSSS!!!

This guy is a splitting image of our basketnerd. Oh god. He’s what all of us imagine Aomine would look like if he groomed himself better (hothothothothot) The same attitude towards the sport they love the most, the same dorkiness. omg. 

I never knew I needed to see what Daiki looked like with long hair.

ah shit i think i’m already hooked

it’s apparently about the orange haired guy who has never held a Golf club in his life but managed to defeat Miura in one round. His name is Robot (he’s a cutie too help)

AND LET’S NOT FORGET THE SIDE CHARACTERS 

(tell me Rion doesn’t look like kise UGHHHHHHH i’m adopting him too) while I haven’t started reading it myself i thought it’d be nice to share it with all of you who, like me, just swam back to shore from all the Kuruko No Basuke Last Game feels.  

Please give this manga some love as well!

Last Game Website Interview Comments-Fujimaki-sensei

Someone requested awhile ago a translation of the cast and sensei comments about Last Game so here you go! I dunno if someone did this already but if so oh well. Cast comments will be a separate post since their questions are a bit different from sensei’s.

1) Please tell us your thoughts when you heard that “Kuroko no Basuke: Extra Game” was getting an animated movie adaptation.
- When I decided to aim to be a mangaka, I made it my final goal to have my work made into a movie. Now I have a new goal, but also not. If I hadn’t found a new goal I might’ve given up on being a mangaka. I’m happy for that and that my goal has been realized.

2) Please tell us the details on how you wrote the “new story” for the movie.
(T/N: the Japanese says “new episode” but I’m translating it as “new story” so people don’t get misinterpret it as a new episode coming out. In Japanese they use “episode” for the definition of “event, etc”)
-The original work already has a match in it, so that alone isn’t new…is what I want to start out with. But I want to say that it’s not a bonus story. Rather this is a very big event so we adjusted the story for that. For this project I had a meeting with the director and the staff about “Extra Game” and additional names, what facial expression this character has here and such, I told them in detail about my intentions and nuances. I think the taste of the original work is reflected more here than the TV version.

3) Please give a message to everyone looking forward to the movie release.
-All the experience I’ve cultivated and gathered since the first chapter are in this film. All the experience cultivated and gathered by Director Tada, all the anime staff, and cast members since the first anime episode are in this film. The people of Shueisha adjusted various things for us, and I had friends who I trust personally help with this too. This is nothing more than a culmination of that. Please go watch it!

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Long time no see

Everything become super busy since I changed my job…but anyway, I didn’t give up drawing

ROBOT X LASERBEAM!! So far the story is interesting and the charactors are soooooooooooooooo cute even though they have extremely similar face with charas in knb. BUT IT’S OKAY XDDDD Fujimaki-sensei has admitted that too. I really love OSANAI, probably the best so far. I really wish I could have time to draw more of him.

Some explanations about Last Game from the staff

In the special booklet with the DVD/Blu-Ray the staff explain some things about the movie. I’m not gonna mention everything but here are some that stood out the most

  • the change in game location (aka the gymnasium)
    • unlike the manga which is black and white, having a change in scenery in color left a bigger impression rather than having the same place twice
    • in street basketball you tend to use more “trick/showy play” which is not seen among Kuroko and the rest of Vorpal Swords so they wanted to show a match that fits them more
    • with all the monitors and such, it has the feel of an NBA match and they wanted the match to come off with a professional image
  • Himuro and Kagami no longer wear their brotherhood rings
    • they feel they no longer have the “need” for them to express their sibling bond
    • by the way Kagami wore his ring in middle school too; it was just inside his shirt
  • Midorima can shoot with his right hand
    • there’s at least one shot where Midorima uses his right hand to shoot (or well dunk in one case)
    • in reality, skillful players are able to use both hands so they wanted to show Midorima’s ability to shoot with his right hand
  • The staff calls the track music where Bokushi debuts (same as the anime track) “Akashi’s empire” haha
    • (no that’s not the actual name of the track)
    • the staff got excited when it appeared in the movie
  • Aomine now has developed a goal in basketball : to play in the NBA
    • they say that sort of dream would’ve been impossible for his Teiko self but after fighting against Seirin and Jabberwocks that’s now changed
  • What about Nijimura???
    • with consultation from Fujimaki-sensei, basically they wanted to focus more on Kuroko, Kagami and the GoM and felt the flow wouldn’t be as smooth from switching the match in Japan and then showing his impression of the match from America a few days later. They point out that in Last Game it’s not that his presence was erased, he was just not written in the movie. (basically he is still there, just not shown on camera)
  • Kise calls Takao by “Takaocchi” XD
“Takaocchi”

These tweets are talking about the same thing. Translation for the first tweet:

[Last Game Staff Talk Report - Q&A]

Q: Regarding Kise-kun calling (Takao) “Takaocchi”, was it decided after talking about it with Fujimaki-sensei?

Director Tada: We didn’t particularly talk about it, rather, it was Fujimaki-sensei who made the decision. Kise attaches “-cchi” to (the names of) people whom he respects, and Fujimaki-sensei did it thoroughly.

Notes: Kise adds “-cchi” to the names of people he respects, but it’s mostly the GoM members, with the exception of Kagami. If I recall correctly, Kise previously addressed Takao as ‘Takao-kun’. So, apparently this little change in detail was significant enough for fans to raise it as a question for the director of the Last Game movie to answer. And it was Fujimaki-sensei, the mangaka of KnB, who decided it. He once dismissed Takao as a side character that he didn’t expect would become so popular. He acknowledged Takao. This is so important to me.

Mini trivia for Kagami

Got some from DS game and Novels.

Edits: Update about his family info.

  1. In the pilot one-shot, his name was Akibara Shigehiro (荻原 シゲヒロ) which has the same kanji as Ogiwara Shigehiro. Only pronounced differently
  2. Father worked in America. Apparently his dad was supposed to come back to Japan with him but he didn’t as he was stuck with work. His family only consist of him and his father.
  3. Parent(s) (I am not sure if his mother is still with him before the series start) hired a nanny to take care of him while they were in America which Kagami fought with a LOT since she didn’t want Kagami to go off and play basketball alone. She also spoke very little Japanese.
  4. Good at cooking since little (like 10 years old!). Could make rice ball into human figurines. He said that when he eat out and like a certain dish, he would try to do it at home. Could name the ingredients and methods of cooking by just freaking taste it (how the hell is your ‘IF’ au job a firefighter Kagami. You should be a cook).
  5. Almost died quite a few times while he was in America according to Fujimaki-sensei. No surprise since he used to ran away from home with Himuro for two days and lie to his parent(s) that he was sleeping over at Himuro’s place (Himuro also lied to his parents that he was sleeping over Kagami’s place). They were later caught when the parents phoned to each other. Way to go Kagami and Himuro.
  6. Alex described him as 'pure’ while described Himuro as 'gentle’. 
  7. Always mused on how his hand is small when he was little (which he tried to stretch his hand once) and wanted to grow bigger so that he could play basketball better. 
  8. Fujimaki-sensei said he might had a scar on his butt from the dog bite.
  9. Quite good at surfing. Ideal dating: walking along the beach and surf with his date. He said that he had no idea what an ideal date supposed to be like. JFC Kagami that’s a good date.
  10. Apparently he’s quite popular with women who’s older than him (especially college girls). In the game, college girls called him 'cute’ (hell I would call him cute). 

I will also do for other characters if I can haha.

Fujimaki-sensei Q&A thing from Jump Festa: full version!

Q. I’m really looking forward to the movie next March. During middle school, what movie did Kuroko and Momoi go see on a date? I’d love it if you could tell me what happened after that, too. 
A. It was the kind of movie where the dog waits forever for his dead owner. After they watched it, Momoi cried so much it wasn’t really a date anymore. 

Q. What nicknames did Kagetora-san give to everyone on Vorpal Swords? If he had them for Momoi and the players on the bench, please say what they were, too.
A. Kise –> Flashy Guy
Midorima –> 7:3 Part
Aomine –> Tanning Salon
Murasakibara –> Long Hair
Akashi –> Rich Boy [”Obotchan”]
Momoi –> Satsuki-chan
Wakamatsu –> Yankii
Takao –> Middle Part

[T/N: the “part” in Midorima and Takao’s names is in the sense of a hair part. A 7:3 part is considered a nerdy hairstyle.]

Q. I have a question for Midorima-kun. Up until now, what was your biggest and smallest lucky item? If possible, I’d also like to know the most expensive.
A. Biggest & most expensive –> copy machine (forcefully borrowed from school)
Smallest –> single grain of rice (when left on the bench, it blew away)

Q. There’s a rumor that Kise can’t draw, but how bad is he? I’d love it if I could actually see it. I’d also like to know how well Aomine can draw, since he’s in the top two dummies of the Generation of Miracles. 
A. [See above for drawings. Left is Kise’s drawing, a dog, and on the right is Aomine’s drawing, a cat.]

Q. The Kouhaku Singing Competition is a big part of New Years, so of the Kuroko no Basuke characters, who’s the best singer? Please also tell us who’s as terrible as Gian
A. The best –> There’s only Himuro. The worst –> Nebuya. 
Also:
These characters didn’t sing as expected at karaoke–>
surprisingly good –> Furihata, Hayakawa
surprisingly bad —> Miyaji, Nijimura

Q. How many layers are in the osechi in the Akashi family, and is there some kind of really expensive food inside? Also, does Murasakibara’s zouni have chocolate or something else sweet in it?
A. 4-5 layers, and pretty much any expensive ingredients you can imagine are in it. The zouni is normal. What’s crazy is the amount of shiruko. 

Red-ice for Yami-san, written on a lazy Saturday because I don’t have to go for part-time work todaaaay! This is an uncontrollable dash/hyphen galore, please forgive me. And it’s a little messy as well. And it’s also obvious I took a scene from SnK, but it fits terribly well with your red-ice AU, so I couldn’t stop myself. Forgive me!

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Being Nijimura is Suffering
  • Nijimura: Captain of the Generation of Miracles. Best Power Forward in the league. And only a second year!
  • Fujimaki-sensei: Your father is deathly ill, your juniors will surpass you immeasurably, you will become the strongest benchwarmer in the league.
  • Nijimura: I left Teikou in good hands. You yourself said I graduated with no regrets.
  • Fujimaki-sensei: Haizaki, whom you tried to reach out to and help, gets booted from the team and turns into one hell of a douche. Your other kouhai traumatized themselves over their own talents. Especially Akashi. Feel bad about it.
  • Nijimura: I could end up at Rakuzan or something, don't count me out just yet, I'm still stronger than the Uncrowned Kings.
  • Fujimaki-sensei: You're going to L.A. and you are probably going to hate it. Also your stuff will get stolen and you will become entrapped within basketball gang activity. So much for giving up your delinquent past.
  • Nijimura: What about my new friend, Himuro Tatsuya? Just guys being dudes in L.A.! Street ball buy day, karate badasses by night!
  • Fujimaki-sensei: you traded phone numbers with Himuro, but that's it. You don't have time for shit. Maybe you visit your father, but you rarely play basketball.
  • Nijimura:
  • Fujimaki-sensei: and I'm making you tell everyone how unlikely it is that you're coming back in your interview.
  • Nijimura: …at least I've got my two adorable siblings? The fans will love the head canon potential.
  • Fujimaki-sensei: lmao what siblings?
  • Nijimura: What about my handsome good looks? Surely I'm taller now.
  • Fujimaki-sensei: you haven't grown since Teikou. Also I'm going to fuck up your birthday because why not?
How it really went...
  • Fijumaki: *creates Hanamiya and company, makes them hurt Kiyoshi*
  • Fujimaki: Here's the villains. Hate them, guys, for they're really bad!
  • Fandom: Nah, they're cute.
  • Fujimaki: What?!
  • Fandom: *adopts Kirisaki*
  • ***
  • Fujimaki: *creates Haizaki, makes him hurt Himuro, Alex AND Kise*
  • Fujimaki: He's worse! He hurt Kise! See, Aomine is beating him! Hate him, guys!
  • Fandom: Nah, he's just in his rebellious phase, he just needs someone to understand him.
  • Fandom: *adopts Haizaki*
  • Fujimaki: ...
  • ***
  • Fujimaki: *creates Jabberwock, makes them humiliate a ton of senpai, makes them beat Kuroko to a pulp, overwork Kise, hurt Akashi, break Murasakibara's bone*
  • Fujimaki: *stares at the fandom*
  • Fandom: OKAY, WE HATE, WE DEFINITELY HATE THOSE BASTARDS, KILL THEM!
  • Fujimaki: *kills Bokushi*
  • Fandom: WHAT?! WHY?!
  • Fujimaki: Revenge.
Last Game DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date Announced!

Release date is September 27, 2017! So for those anxiously waiting for the RAW version (subbed will take a bit longer) it should be out sometime after that date.

EDIT: Just read/announced the digital version will be coming out ahead on Sept 1, so RAWs might be leaked earlier so keep an eye out for any links around then!

Bonuses include:
-Last Game NG Shuu (please have Kise and Aomine speaking terrible English with embarrassed Akashi)
-trailer PV’s
-PV that was released for April Fool’s


Special limited bonus if you buy the limited edition
-disk with movie greetings from the cast at the theaters
-Additional movie “episode” written by Fujimaki-sensei
-character design illustration storage case (not sure exactly what this is but..)
-Ending card
-Booklet

*special Animate bonus includes 3 original badges and a badge/coaster holder (art will be have Kuroko, Kagami, and Aomine on it)
*Amazon Japan exclusive bonus is a Kuroko and Kagami “steel book” (at least that’s what Google translated スチールブック  to)

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School/uniform swap! Featuring Robo and Kuroko. -w- I think Robo seems so…normal in the Seirin uni, while Kuroko looks like a prince in the Eiai one. XD I also think that, this early into RxL, Robo is the type of character who does not smile nearly enough as Kuroko does. but jfc that one robo smile in the recent chap my gODS ☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆

Also, congrats to Fujimaki-sensei on 5+ chapters of RobotxLaserbeam and on 1/3 of Kuroko no Basuke being published in the U.S.~!