The fun of Anime NYC has wrapped up and we had a lot of fun visiting with fellow fans and having the opportunity to talk with really great guests from Japan. One of the first guests we talked to was Yosuke Shimada and though he first worked in live-action films, he joined the anime industry and hasn’t looked back. He started working on and producing shows like “Go! Go! 575.”, Hitoribocchi no Marumu Seikatsu, Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy, and this season's show about a young cat-girl and her sentient sword, Reincarnated as a Sword.
You started out wanting to work in the live-action film industry. What drew you to the anime industry after training and working in the live-action film industry?
You have worked on Slice of Life and Shonen battle and adventure series, which one is harder to produce?
What separates Reincarnated as a Sword apart from other isekai anime?
What is a director or industry professional that has inspired you or would like to learn from?
Is it easier to work with actors or animators?
We really want to thank Shimada-san for sharing his time at Anime NYC with us and telling us his thoughts about the animation industry and Reincarnated as a Sword. We also look forward to the further adventures of Sword Sensei and Fran.