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As a matter of fact, I've completely finished writing and drawing a story. It will be in the January 6, 1990 issue of Big Comic Original.
It's the height of ski season, but as expected I don't know if I'll be able to go skiing this year.
My current assistant is shocked by the news of Hiroyuki Sanada's engagement. I hope she is able to recover.
We're in the midst of the rainy season now. Without being able to go out it makes it difficult to concentrate on work.
After a long time, I finally had the chance to go out to the theater and see "Atami Murder Case" (Atami Satsujin Jiken).
The One Pound Gospel volume 2 goes on sale July 5th. Best wishes.
Ranma ½ tankobon 12 will go on sell July 18th. Best wishes.
I lent the rookie some horror comics about an OL who happened to enter a house without a toilet, and the rookie was pleased.
This autumn I'll be doing a new Mermaid Saga story, but right now I'm still having to polish the idea up a little more. I hope you'll look forward to it.
Recently I read back through a cardboard box full of fan letters. They'll be very useful for reference.
The man in charge recommended I see the video "White Snake Legend" (Hikiji Densetsu). It was pretty funny for a horror movie.
The man in charge showed me the autumn schedule, and I was surprised. There was a bit of a gap.
I'm working on a plot for the Mermaid Saga. This time I think I'll set it in a city perhaps.
On August 14th, I had hoped to go to the "Tama" concert, but I've given up all hope. My work load this summer is just too much.
This summer the air conditioner was broken. With the rain, it made things very, very tough.
Yoshinori Kobayashi-sensei and I worked on the next issue's cover together. We put a lot of effort into it, and I enjoyed it.
When I was drawing the Mermaid Saga one of my old assistants joined me. I think it was a very festive feeling.
Because of the Mermaid Saga story coming out on October 9th, I'll be going to Chichibu to do some research.
Next week Mermaid Saga's "Tomorrow's Promise" will be published. I hope you're looking forward to it. It'll be very scary.
Please send me your thoughts on "Tomorrow's Promise" (Mermaid Saga storyline). The next chapters should be out next year, probably in the spring or summer.
Ranma ½ comics have now sold over 20,000,000 copies. Thank you so much.
A certain department store had a "Mexican/Mayan Exhibit" and I bought an owl ornament which I like a lot.
The Ranma anime's CD is quite popular. Personally I think it's quite good too.
Now on sale is the "1991 Ranma Calendar- Even better than last year's". Best regards.
I recieved an invitation to Hidenori Hara-sensei's wedding. His bride is very cute! All the best!!
Next year's Ranma calendar is already very popular. I hope the man in charge can get one for me.
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When I was collecting data for the Mermaid Saga I ate udon. Even though I didn't have bonbons and koshi, I really desired their taste.
I had a very pleasant party with the voice actors from the Ranma anime. Thanks so much everyone!!
I'm already working on getting my work done for the end of the year. This year it seems to be especially tough to do...
Thanks so much for the birthday presents.
The catchphrase of the last half year has been "Thank you for the dream". It was bad luck for Hanshin.
On November 27th and December 11th I'll be publishing "The One Pound Gospel" again after a long time. Please give it a read.
I went to see the musical "Miss Saigon". Minako Honda was really a tour de force.
I went out to do some research for a story recently. I was looking for a good building in Tokyo.
Next year in issue 5/6 I'll have a new Mermaid Saga story. After all this time doing 100 pages was hard!
On December 19th the "Mermaid's Scar" book will come. It's been four years since the last Mermaid book!
I went to see Takarazuka again. This time I really got into it. Next time I want to see Hyogo.
I tried playing the Super Famicom Ranma game. When the guy in charge saw that I got a blister on my right hand he nearly passed out.
This week and next week I'll be having double features. I'm looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks.
They're making a movie of "24nin no Billy Milligan". I look forward to hearing more.
Takazeki, congratulations on your promotion. Of course next will be Wakahanada's turn, right!?
Among my staff there are many fans of Shiina-sensei. Please tell "P" to come and get their prize.
Perhaps you don't still get New Year's presents, but what's the best thing you've gotten recently?
When you're feeling tired, what do you do for a change of pace?
What are some things that annoy you and how do you deal with them?
What are the best presents that you've ever given or recieved?
If your current serial were turned into a film, who would you want to play the protagonist? How about the heroine?
What sort of television or radio programs do you watch or listen to in your workplace?
What sports figure have you been cheering on lately?
Has there been a movie or novel that has made a strong impression on you?
What country would you like to visit and what would you like to do there?
It's spring break!! Parks or amusements parks... what's your recommendation for a place to go for fun?
If you could return to your high school days, what's the first thing you'd do?
Here is something we don't know about you, who is something that you admired when you were a teenager?
In spring one sleeps a sleep that knows no dawn", please tell us about your best dream.
Spring is the exciting season when both flowers and women are at their most beautiful. That being said, which woman is currently most on your mind?
Please recommend a book for Golden Week.
Sweet memories, bitter memories... please tell us the theme songs of your youth!
At a restaurant I recently had some delicious things. Please tell us what delicious menu items you've had lately.
It's the rainy season and my sports day keeps getting postponed! What's a challenging sport that you'd like to try?
I'm in the middle of school. Please tell us what you favorite subject in middle school or high school was and why.
It doesn't matter if its a man or a woman, but please tell me who you think is a cool television talent.
Where is your hometown? What kind of place is it?
Since its the rainy season and the weather changes frequently, please recommend a funny movie or video.
Who (or what) have you ever been told you resemble?
If you were to compete in the Olympics what event would do?
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