Hiromi Seki and Kenji Watanabe comments on Imperialdramon

A translation of Adventure 02 producer Hiromi Seki and Digimon character designer Kenji Watanabe’s comments on Digimon Adventure 02 production and Imperialdramon’s design, in commemoration of the announcement of the Figure-rise Standard Amplified Imperialdramon figure on May 27, 2020.

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Digimon Official Super Encyclopedia — Interview with Hiromi Seki, Hiroyuki Kakudou, and Yukio Kaizawa

An interview from the Digimon Official Super Encyclopedia (デジモン公式超図鑑) published on April 4, 2003 (one month after Digimon Frontier had finished airing). The interview is with perennial series staff members Hiromi Seki, Hiroyuki Kakudou, and Yukio Kaizawa, covering production behind Digimon AdventureAdventure 02Tamers, and Frontier.

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Message from Digimon Adventure producer Hiromi Seki, to Toshiko Fujita

Translation of a message left on February 8, 2019 from Digimon Adventure producer Hiromi Seki to original Taichi Yagami voice actress Toshiko Fujita, after her passing in the December prior.

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Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna — Website messages from Hiromi Seki and Yousuke Kinoshita

A translation of supervisor Hiromi Seki and producer Yousuke Kinoshita of Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna‘s messages left on its official website.

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Digimon Series Memorial Book: Digimon Animation Chronicle — Special interview with Hiromi Seki, Hiroyuki Kakudou, and Yukio Kaizawa

An interview from the Digimon Series Memorial Book: Digimon Animation Chronicle (ジモンシリーズ メモリアルブック デジモンアニメーションクロニクル) published on February 10, 2010 (between the airings of Digimon Savers and Digimon Xros Wars).

The book is a comprehensive compilation of Digimon anime series concept art and character/concept details, and is recommended as an extremely valuable resource especially for artists and cosplayers. As there is an incredibly large amount of text in this book, translating the entire thing would be a very difficult and borderline impractical task (although the very wonderful onkei has translated a very large chunk of it on her own blog). However, near the end of the book is a long and comprehensive interview with perennial series staff members Hiromi Seki, Hiroyuki Kakudou, and Yukio Kaizawa, which I felt would be of interest, so I have taken the liberty of translating it below.

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What’s the “Core” of the Digimon Series? Producers Hiromi Seki and Yousuke Kinoshita’s Most Important Things in LAST EVOLUTION

A translation of this Anime! Anime! article from March 24, 2020, with an interview with producer Yousuke Kinoshita and supervisor Hiromi Seki (original producer for Digimon Adventure) regarding the production behind Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna.

(Director Tomohisa Taguchi interview | Natsuki Hanae and Chika Sakamoto interview02 human cast voice actor interview | 02 Digimon cast voice actor interview | Producer Yousuke Kinoshita and supervisor Hiromi Seki interview)

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