This is the interview article is with the author of Sword Art Online and Accel World, Kawahara Reki.
This article contains SPOILERS! If you do not want to be spoiled on Sword Art Online (including the light novels up to Volume 11) or Accel World. My suggestion to you, Read the light novels or if you wish not to read the light novels. Watch the anime adaptations of Kawahara’s light novels. Another way to avoid major spoilers on Sword Art Online. Head over to Cosplay Victoria and read the Press Interview with Kawahara with no spoilers named: Press Interview with Kawahara Reki @ Sakura-Con 2013
For the interview transcript in this article. I wanted it to be as close to the interview experience I had with Kawahara. Even though I had to correct the grammar of the questions, answers and statements. Luckily these corrections are minor and I did my best to maintain the word for word feel, from the interview. Before the interview began, we were asked not to take photos of Kawahara Reki during the interview. As a result, there will be no photos from the interview. However, while you are reading the interview transcript, I have provided a few photos from Kawahara’s public Question and Answer panel as your visual aids. A few of the questions, asked by other members of press, can be answered with more information by checking out the author’s notes in the light novels. To help find which volume to refer to, I made a note below Kawahara’s answer; “Narmi’s Tidbit: [Information]“.
With last year being dominated by the popularity of Fate/Zero. It was now Sword Art Online’s time to hit the charts of popularity in the anime community. How so? By having Haruna Luna and Aoi Eir have their first LIVE performance in North America at Sakura-Con! With this opportunity coming to North America, I am thankful for Cosplay Victoria to choose me as their correspondent at Sakura-Con 2013. To cover Haruna Luna’s and Aoi Eir live performance.
It has been almost exactly 1 year since my first time attending Sakura-Con with the UVIC anime club. That year was special on it’s own but this year’s Sakura-Con was phenomenal. I am happy I made the decision to attend Sakura-Con 2012. My overall experience was quite amazing and will be memorable. During the three days of Sakura-Con 2012. I caught up with, and ran into a few cosplayers from previous conventions. Met Gen Urobuchi, Katsushi Ota, Iwakami Atsuhiro, Maridah cosplay, Max Archer of Cosplayshots, and Jerry Polence. A few spur of the moment photo shoots happened and it was great being in a convention with so much cosplay variety. At times, I helped out at the Tsukino-Con booth and missed out a few opportunities but it was made up with what happened to me on those times I was free.
Day 0 Sakura-Con 2012 – Arriving in Seattle
With the passing of Sakura-Con 2012. I am happy I made the decision to attend Sakura-Con. During the 4 days at the Seattle Convention Centre, there were a few interesting moments that took place, meeting Maridah cosplay, Gen Urobuchi, Katsushi Ota, and Atsuhiro Iwakami.
In this post, lets get to the cosplay photos taken at Sakura-Con 2012
Camera used: Olympus Stylus Tough-8000.
I will be attending my second Sakura-Con this year and I am excited.
It has been a year since I cosplayed as Avenger and it could not have been at a better time. With Aniplex and American Cosplay Paradise promoting Fate/Zero and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. (more…)