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lukeatlook257 karma

What thing about the way Western fans enjoy anime has surprised you the most?

Why, do you think, are some anime series popular in the West, but pretty much forgotten in Japan? (Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Shinsekai yori).

lukeatlook28 karma

Hello, Andy. I grew up listening to your songs, as my Dad is a huge fan of yours.

Having shaped what is now "old school" to young people, how do you look at contemporary music? Is there anyone out there who you consider your "successor"?

When Gotye stormed the radio and the Internet with his one-hit wonder Somebody That I Used To Know, everyone immediately compared that song to The Police. How do you feel about that?

lukeatlook20 karma

I think the Railgun fiasco was a byproduct of the episode count. The Level Upper and Sisters arcs both took 16 episodes to play out, and both times there were 8 episodes left to fill - not enough to start a new arc.

The only solution would have been squeezing both arcs in 13 episodes. And that, assuming it wouldn't kill the pacing, means less BD sales.

lukeatlook7 karma

Two out-of-the-box questions:

  1. What is the origin of your last name? Seems Slavic. Does your family originate from Europe?

  2. In less than a month the finals of Intel Extreme Masters take place in Katowice, Poland. Are you involved in anything related to such sponsored events? Which part of Intel's marketing do you like the most?

lukeatlook6 karma

I like when the stories of the past are something horrifying you'd never want repeated but you can still respect the people for their actions back then.

Thanks for answering so many questions, I remember you telling this story a good few times over the last few AMAs :P