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Six Questions with the "K-ON!" Movie Producer


The following are six quick questions we put to "K-ON!" movie producer, Yoshihisa Nakayama, on the topic of "K-ON!" and the latest movie installment.

1.Why did you decide to turn K-ON! into a movie?

Well the first and second seasons of the TV series had gone to air and the manga seemed in a stage of completion at the time, but we still wanted to give all the loyal fans something extra, and in the end we decided upon a movie.

2.Besides the making of the movie, what other aspects of the production process are you involved in as producer?

I'm involved in virtually all aspects, from marketing and publicity, to coordination and management of contents on the movie production committee.

3.What was the reason behind making London the destination city for the girl's graduation trip?

It was the place that Mio had dreamed of going, but if you see the film you'll find out who it was that decided upon this.

4.What about the people who aren't fans of the orginal "K-ON!"? How do you think they'll receive the film?

Even if you're not familiar with the K-ON! storyline, or even if you're not an anime fan per se, we've created this film with the intention that it can be well-received and understood by anybody and everybody.

5.What would you say is the standout for this movie?

That would be the chance for you (the audience) to travel with the Hokago Tea Time girls overseas and experience one last adventure with them before they graduate.

6.Of the five members who would you choose as your "girlfriend," "big sister," "little sister," "friend," and "relative"?

●Girlfriend:Mio ●Big Sister:Mugi ●Little Sister:Yui ●Friend:Ritsu  ●Relative:Azusa

Yoshihisa Nakayama

Producer at TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) Television, Inc. Japan.
Graduated from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA. Yoshihisa Nakayama worked in IT ventures for companies such as Sony and the American Investment Bank before joining TBS in 1997. Initially in charge of financing for foreign films such as "Bandits" (Germany), he then moved onto the role of producer for anime TV series and films such as "Alexander Senki" (in English - "Reign: The Conqueror"), "Yumeria," "AIR," and "CLANNAD."



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