So Chat Noir has the reputation in the Miraculous fandom for incurable punning, because Ladybug and Chat both make puns, but Ladybug occasionally rolls her eyes at his while he rolls with hers without comment, making incidents generally more memorable.
So I know the ‘Marinette hates puns’ interpretation is common, but.
You not only drew the key visual and designed original characters for Fairy Tail Dragon Cry, but also worked on a storyboard close to 200 pages in length. What made you so involved in the production of the movie?
All I did was to start drawing after the request came (laugh). The request to make a movie came in just when the manga was entering its final part, and I had many ideas floating around in my head. Nothing would begin if no one does anything, and I wanted to give my best since I was asked to be involved in it.
When did talk about writing an original storyboard start?
There was interest expressed in making another movie right after the first movie (Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess) was released. I was also interested, and since I had amassed many ideas that I was not able to use in the manga, I tried to come up with a story leading to a new climax. I was hoping that the release of the movie could coincide with the climax of the manga, even though I did not specifically aim for it
When the PV of the movie was released, there was also a comment posted of you saying “I want to make a movie that is focused on entertainment.” Which parts of the movie contribute to that?
I came up with the story of Phoenix Priestess while thinking “I want to make all the fans cry”. However, Dragon Cry turned out to be a simple story with its highlight being the intense battles and flashy action scenes. I thought that it would be nice to make a movie that the audience can enjoy without having to think too much while watching. I also drew the key visual, and I wanted the scene where half of Natsu’s body is dragonized to be the focus.
You also commented that there are surprises in the movie.
A certain character’s past, which has not been touched on in the manga, is revealed in the movie. Please watch attentively “to the end”! In addition, there are various references made in the movie, even though many of them have unfortunately been cut… You can see what has been cut by comparing the movie with the original storyboard. The storyboard is merely a draft, and it’s embarrassing to show it to everyone.
I’ve seen both the original storyboard and the film, and I feel that the original characters Swan, Doll and Gapri are even more charming in the movie as compared to the original draft.
I made additional suggestions after submitting the original storyboard, and also received suggestions from the anime staff. There were many parts of the movie which were touched up after we integrated our ideas. Of the 3 characters mentioned, Swan became an especially good character after that. I have yet to watch the completed film, but I think that it’s an enjoyable movie.
We can also see new settings that have yet to appear in the manga.
Most of these, including the “surprise” that I’ve mentioned earlier, are things that wouldn’t be included in the manga and drawn only for the movie. In that sense, the movie complements the manga and I hope everyone will enjoy it.
You have also worked on the storyboard for the original animation DVDs (OAD) that were bundled with the manga volumes. Were there aspects of that experience that you made
use of when you worked on the original storyboard for this movie?
The original storyboard is also a draft proposal, drawn with the expectation that the anime staff would adjust its contents accordingly. I drew it with the same feeling as I would draw the manga. However, doing the anime storyboard was difficult, and I had a tough time! I drew it while timing the seconds with a stopwatch in one hand, and also repeatedly grappled with trying to understand terms that I had just learned while working on it.
You handled the writing of the original storyboard in a similar manner as the manga.
When it comes to the weekly serialization of the manga, there have been times when I was absolutely stuck and and just decided that “I’ll just drag things on till the next chapter for now, and wager on myself (when I work on the chapter for) next week!” (laugh). That wouldn’t work when it comes to the draft of the anime, and I made sure that I handled the story composition and development properly, recalling the days when I was still a rookie.
Please tell us about yourself as well. What are the kinds of things that interest or appeal to you when you come into contact with a piece of work?
I think a good piece of work is one that surprises the audience, and I tend to like those that contain an unexpected twist right at the end. I keep in mind the joy of trying to surprise my readers when I am drawing as well. When I’m developing my story, I don’t foreshadow one event after another, but instead often adopt a pattern where I’ll add in some foreshadowing at parts that I can potentially expand on, and revise it when I expand on the event subsequently. I’ve become good at this since I’ve been doing it for a long time, but there have also been times when sharp readers
have pointed out something that had been retconned. I want to work
towards being able to draw my manga in such a way that nothing appears to be retconned even if I had revised something retrospectively. RAVE was my debut manga, and I drew it with all the developments firmly set in place. However, serialization of Fairy Tail began with me casually deciding that the story is more or less about wizards going on jobs. It was fun coming up with stories about the various situations they encounter, and I think this style is one that suits me.
Two chapters of Fairy Tail will be concurrently released on 26 April in the combined issue 21.22 of Weekly Shonen Magazine. You are known as someone who works quickly; What is the secret behind that?
I’m not fast at all! It just appears to be that way! I’m happy that people think that way, but my pace of work cannot be considered fast if you were to leap in and see the manga circle from the inside. I have to accelerate my schedule little by little many months before so that I can stock up, and only release 2 chapters at one go when I have a surplus of one full chapter of content. I don’t draw 2 chapters worth of content all of a sudden (laugh).
You also post illustrations of Fairy Tail on Twitter even though you’re busy.
I started it as a form of fan service, and also partly as a hobby because it was a fun. I’m also glad that I get to personally experience the support of many foreign fans through the replies I receive. I’ve heard about having foreign fans from the editorial department, but I thought that they were just paying me lip service (laugh). I worked on the manga with an awareness of the foreign market after that. For example, I try to ensure that the shape of the speech bubbles are more circular rather
than elliptical so that it would be easier to fit the English-translated lines. I also take into consideration the difficulties of translation, and stopped including puns that play on the Japanese language.
Fairy Tail has been serialized for 10 years, and next year marks 20 years of your professional debut as a manga artist. Please tell us your feelings about your journey.
This 10 years passed in the blink of an eye. It feels like only so little time has passed, yet at the same time, it has already been 10 years. I was a high school student when I started seriously aiming to be a manga artist, and looking back, I think I was really lucky. I was also aided by the trend of the times. There were hardly any fantasy manga in Weekly Shonen Magazine at the time of my debut, and filling that niche has allowed me to come this far.
Lastly, please leave a message for the fans.
If you enjoyed watching Dragon Cry, that is because of the effort put in by the anime staff. Please convey your comments to them. The Fairy Tail
manga is also heading towards its climax. I would be glad if you
continue reading till the end!
Mod Star here, I’m full-on addicted to this game, and seeing
I’m a lesbian, and a huge HP fan, I thought I’d take the chance to sort the
dads (and Amanda)! If you disagree, tell me why in a note or reply, I love
friendly debate! Warning: Dad jokes and puns included, and this post contains
spoilers for Dream Daddy, so if you have not completed all paths (or don’t know
what happens), don’t continue reading the dads you haven’t finished dating!
Oh boy, this dad loves nothing more than friendly
competition with Dadsona, is stupidly proud of Daisy and is a rather sporty
man, despite his sick dadbod. Brave enough to admit he was feeling under
pressure to compete with you, and has the nerve to allow you to continue
fighting him, even though he knows he has a strong chance of winning.
Oh Damien, how I love you. His passion for IT ( a very Ravenclaw
career choice), Victorian era clothing, customs and life and his metaphorical
hangouts in graveyards make this man an enigma, but his passion for learning
more and more makes this man a complete Rave. He also loves dogs, which almost
everyone does, but he wants to find them a new home, which is a very Puff
trait, though his love of learning makes this an easy decision.
Classic English teacher in Ravenclaw, but his love of
wrestling is what sets this dad apart from the rest, as he has been dedicate enough
to learn so much about the players that he comes off a little stalkery of the
actual competitors, but he isn’t courageous at all, nor is he cunning or
particularly loyal, except maybe to his favourite wrestler, of course.
This man is so Slytherin it physically hurts. He’s
manipulative of you and your feeling to get a quick smash, lies to Mary about
the nature of your relationship, and is cunning enough to convince you he will
stay with you and honestly? That cult ending? What else is there to say? Joseph
is a total Snake, and to me, he’s garbage lol
This man is so about his passion to music, bands and coffee that
it makes him a total Ravenclaw. He’s eccentric and kind, but he’s also very
individual and different, while also having a certain ‘I don’t care what you
think about me, so long as you drink my coffee’, which is a very Rave thought
Craig: Hufflepuff (also my Dream Daddy, if I was into men)
This hunk does everything for everyone else, and doesn’t
give himself a break. His kindness knows no bounds, he makes himself stressed
taking his kids everywhere, coaching softball, taking care of them, organising
their life with Smashley, trying to be kind to you and make time for your
dadsona, until it burns him out. He is dedicated to his health and fitness and
tends to be a little strange (drinking a jar of spaghetti sauce? Bro…) like Puffs
can be with their hobbies, but he is loved by all.
This man carries 4 knives, is super sarcastic and loves to
manipulate and mess with people. Snake.
This cinnamon roll is so Puff it hurts me! She is so
supportive of her dad, lets him date even after Alex (I’m not sure of the
mothers name if you choose that, as I play as a gay man) has died, and feels
like telling you what bothers her with her friends, is a burden on you. She is
rather sarcastic and jokey, but it is never in a malicious way, only ever to
joke, and she is a Rave in the sense she loves her photography, but her
dedication to the pictures, her father and being so kind to all the other kids,
makes this girl a badger!
Hopefully you guys liked this sorting! Like I said, if you disagree, tell me why!
•him being your best friend
• Him not knowing how to tell you he’s Spider-Man
• Knowing Peter is the crime fighting spider the moment you encounter him on your balcony
• Basically making Peter do your algebra homework while you sit back and nap
• You being his best friend
• You being the one person he wants to go to after a bad or good day
• Hiding your little giggles as he rambles on about how he beat up a bad guy
• Him telling you puny and ridiculous pick up lines but taking it all back and becoming a stuttering mess
• You teasing him about how you like Spider-Man more than Peter Parker
• Him showing up late to study sessions at his own house and clambering through his window in his blue and red suit
• STAR WARS PUNS
• LOTS OF CUDDLES
• HIM WANTING CUDDLES ALL THE TIME
• LIKE EVEN WHEN U R CUDDLING HE’LL STILL WANT CUDDLES
• He’d basically be a puppy, always wanting your attention, always wanting cuddles, and food
• MAN BUT imagine him all jealous and his features harden and his eyes darken
• Lots of hand holding
• Him being afraid that villains or bad guys might use you against him
• Him always checking up on you
• Him apologizing after every fight, even if it wasn’t his fault or if he’s wrong
• Him giving you lots of cheek kisses
• You giving him lots of forehead kisses
• Good morning and good night texts
• Him always trying to make you smile because he loves your smile
• Catching him staring at you
• Him looking at you adoringly and smiling because you’re the greatest thing that’s ever happened to him
Send in requests if you liked something. Or if you just want more❤️
a concept for modern day Losers: richie is always the one to kill new trends, and not in the good way. when dabbing came out, every roast he did on anyone was automatically followed with a dab. every joke or stupid pun included an over exaggerated dab. every time he made one of the Losers laugh too hard, he could be seen with a dab spaz attack in the background. plus, he’s the kind of guy who tries to make it cool so of course he’s the one who gets eddie to dab after his constant begging and pestering. eddie says he hates it, but we all know he does it just to see the smile richie has afterwards