Interview with Mr. Hiromi Wakabayashi, 'Any' job title to know everything from the start of the movie 'Promare'



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Gurren Lagann ', ' Kill la Kill is a continuation in', Hiroyuki Imaishi director and screenwriter Nakajima, Kazuki original animation movie that sends out 'Puromea'. It has been involved in the creation of this 'Imaishi & Nakajima' tag from the time of planning in the form of two people, not like a three-man three-legged, Wakabayashi Co., Ltd. Hiromi- san. Wakabayashi-san, who has been participating in the project before the work became the name 'Promea', asked me a lot about how 'Promea' was made and how it was done.

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GIGAZINE (hereinafter, G):

When I talked to Enomoto Producer, Mr. Wakabayashi played a role in giving a third-party perspective to Imaishi & Nakajima works.

Hiromi Wakabayashi (hereinafter referred to as Wakabayashi):
Imaishi & Nakajima works have been full since the first meeting of the launch of the Tengen Toppa Gren Lagan project. I participate in the current work 'Promea' from the head in the flow.

G:
What was it like when you first planned for 'Promea'?

Wakabayashi:
If it is my memory, I think that the next work was going to do 'the struggle of yakuza'.

G:
Conflicts !? (lol)

Wakabayashi:
After that, I think that it became a flow of trying to create so-called ' hick and dragon ' -like 'boys and extraterrestrial friendships' to be considered as a theater work. Before the title 'Promea', ' Early Promea ' was a story that 'The character of the flame and the boy of the protagonist make the heart come true'.

G:
The flame comes out from that time.

Wakabayashi:
I agree. In the 'early promea', the main character is a kind-hearted boy, Rio, and a good rival like a boy named Garo with a hair like a sloppy hair was together, putting a sword in a heroine position at the waist, now 'Senior female captain' of a unit like Burning Rescue. It was a story that there was a mascot-like character of a flaming creature there.



G:
That Rio was the main character. Mr. Wakabayashi, while listening to such a story, does that mean that it is the role to give out third-party opinions?

Wakabayashi:
Rather than saying 'Hearing the story', 'If you tell the generation who is enjoying animation now, how about such a character?' 'How about such an idea?' This is the same from the time of 'Glen Lagan', and it is the feeling that if Mr. Imaishi and Mr. Nakajima who heard it hear it, they will be adopted if they think 'I see', otherwise it will be next. As I proceed with the screenplay, there are times when I sometimes silently enter into a long thought. At that time, I'm throwing the idea that I came up with to two people anyway, from the one that thinks good and the one that is bad. That is not to say 'I want you to take my own idea!', But even if it says that the direction of the work is different, if it says 'Not so', it means 'Not so'. Because one is decided, it also played a role of narrowing the strike zone in that way. So once in a while the ball ball's intention goes into the strike zone and it's said 'Hmm, really !?' (laughs) Later on, 'I said yes, but it will be adopted anyway.' There is (laughs)

G:
Is there anything in Promea that went into strike that way?

Wakabayashi:
It is difficult to say, “Who is the idea here?” I think that Mr. Imaishi and Mr. Nakajima are making up after taking in the opinions of Mr. Koyama, I and other staff.

G:
It seems that the ideas of those who didn't make it are quite a number.

Wakabayashi:
Some things were thrown to be told no. That's about the point I can't remember anymore (laughs)



G:
I know that I'm definitely useless, but I have to say it to confirm that I'm not.

Wakabayashi:
I agree. So, sometimes a violent throw hit Nakajima-san and you might be angry that 'let's do it stupid!' (Lol)

G:
Mr. Wakabayashi wrote the content of 'Promare' on Twitter as 'Various' and saw an interview saying 'The title is really' Various 'is better'.

Wakabayashi:
Every time I'm involved in various roles in Imaishi and Nakajima works, it's difficult to say 'What are you doing?' At the time of the work '

Space Patrol Luluco ', I tried to make the position 'Various' if this work would be good, but it was indeed stopped by a great man.

G:
(Lol)

Wakabayashi:
It was interesting to see if there were a variety of job titles at the opening (laughs) In the first place, there is a selfish thought that you do not want to be trapped too much in the job titles, so how do you give strange names in 'Kill la Kill'? By the way, I asked Mr. Koyama to name the name 'creative officer'. Translated literally, it's like 'creative police'. It's not a mistake because I was actually checking creatives, but now I can accept even such a job title if it is a stone work.

G:
Seeing from Mr. Wakabayashi, who is Mr. Imaishi?

Wakabayashi:
Unlike the style, I think it looks really cool. Are you always looking at yourself objectively? I do not think that he is conscious so much, but in fact every time I and Koyama think that Imaishi's work has a theme on his own, 'Tengen breakthrough Gren Lagan' is 'to the upper generation, Now I think Hiroyuki Ishiguchi and the young staff who gathered at the former move forward without stopping the walk! ', I felt the situation like the Glenn team in the work.

When I made 'Kill la Kill', it is also when I made TRIGGER. I thought 'Kill la Kill' was to express the ambivalent feelings of 'creator Hiroyuki Imaishi' and 'people on the company side Hiroyuki Imaishi' on the theme 'coexistence of people and clothes'. According to Koyama's interpretation, Mr. Imaishi, who has been forced to become a creator until now, has become the side that manages a creator by setting up a company called TRIGGER. How does Hiroyuki Ishikawa wear these two! ? In the end, the answer was 'people are people! Clothes are clothes!', That is, 'creator is creator! Company is company!'. At that time, Mr. Koyama and two of us are our boss! And (laughs)



G:
Well, that's the case (laughs) Then, what does 'Promea' look like?

Wakabayashi:
Hiroyuki Imaishi of this work is Garo who is a protagonist, and it is Rio, and thinks that it is also a bishop and clay of Promepolis. As a creator, I want to burn impulses, don't be fooled by impulses, but the core doesn't bend even if anything happens, so the three struggles drawn at the center of the story are the present works I think that's Mr. Stone itself.

G:
What about Nakajima-san who is the other main point?

Wakabayashi:
That's true since Glen Lagan, but in us, the stories and characters of Imaishi & Nakajima's works sometimes seem to be linked to the participating staff, so the staff and characters are strangely applied. . But I feel that there is no Nakajima-san. Mr. Nakajima writes down the path that the staff of Hiroyuki Imaishi and TRIGGER should aim for, and I have the impression that I would like to see Hiroyuki Imaishi and the world of animation with a peek at it. Well, if you ask the person, I think it will be said 'It's wrong !!' (lol)

G:
In such a work, Mr. Wakabayashi is not busy because of the job title 'Various'.

Wakabayashi:
I would like to let you play scripts and productions while producing since GAINAX, but at TRIGGER I participate in the creative part of my work while promoting it. I've always thought that it would be most convincing that the people involved from the bottom of the project are promoting the work, so I have been involved in the work in this style since 'Kill la Kill'. Of course, I'm also doing 'Promea' and I decide when the visuals and interviews of the works will be released to the world in consultation with me and the advertising team, and I look through all the goods that have come out of the world and abroad.



G:
'All' !? What kind of thing are you doing in the goods supervision?

Wakabayashi:
In particular, the time of the launch of the work is strict, for example, 'If it is color, it is not the theme color of this work, so I want you to match the hue shown in the work.' 'Promea' includes red and yellow, black and white, and blue-green, with various hues that are as saturated as possible. So, if you talk about making purple goods early on, it will be 'No, I don't use purple in promea'. From the perspective of people who are not involved with it, I think it looks as if it's really good, but I don't want to make an impression that the context or the direction of the design is different from the work itself, especially while promoting the work.

G:
'That color is not an official product, isn't it?'

Wakabayashi:
That's right. However, I think that the customer is the most sensitive of all that.

G:
Do you make similar checks in terms of quality?

Wakabayashi:
In the case of illustrations of magazines and goods, I often supervise patterns and poses. For example, when an editor-in-law talks about “an illustration of a pose like this,” if you ask for a so-called beautiful girl animation pose from “Kill la Kill”, for example, “I will follow the rules of Imaishi & Nakajima's female character It is not good because Nagako is not that kind of character. ' At the very least, I hope that all the fans who support this work will avoid seeing as 'N?' As much as possible.

G:
If it is a person who has been engaged in planning from the beginning, the judgment will not be blurred.

Wakabayashi:
I know all the rules of ants and pears as a piece of work, so it is useful for such judges, 'Let's give him an illustration of this character if he is good.' For example, even if there is a full-time advertisement, the main staff needs to hear what kind of work this work is, so one check may get caught. Instead, if I am a human being who works with the same amount of information as the director, I can skip the director check, and if I am OK, I can proceed with the director as synonymous with OK.



G:
I am involved from the beginning and I know everything.

Wakabayashi:
I have been asked by Director Imaishi as a judge for such promotional parts.

G:
Depending on the work, some people may be wondering, 'Why are there such goods?', Isn't that because the supervision is not in this form?

Wakabayashi:
I think there are parts depending on the work and time, so I can not say anything. Because there is a decision to make such goods. It depends on the nature of the work, but I think that it is not good to make everything all the way down, so while taking into account what kind of medium it is, if this work comes out with such loose goods in a good sense I will give a go if there is a lesson that can be done. This is just an example, but if you become 'I can not put out this work unless I surpass this quality,' I will narrow my neck, so in the meantime the balance of the work is a work You need to adjust each one.

G:
In 'Promea', did you have any points to improve the quality of your work, 'If you only have to hold it down'?

Wakabayashi:
This is already devoted to 'script making.' I think Nakajima-san also talked about it, but I was asked to rewrite the script over and over again. The story that can be drawn in a movie is different from the TV series, and it is necessary to get the character to be empathic in 2 hours, but it is still the most difficult. I went back to talking about how to get Garro and Rio into love for the viewer and how to get empathy with them in a simple and shortest way, and talked with Nakajima-san many times. Earlier, I talked about a different 'early promea', but after being in the form of the current 'promea', I repeated 'break, burn and burn' the script for two hours many times .

G:
Mr. Nakajima was described as 'I

was able to further break what I broke ' (laughs)

Wakabayashi:
At first, as we thought, 'Let's make something like a movie' and 'Let's look beyond the gren-laggans and kill la kills,' I was pulled in there. I was worried that I wanted to show something new. So I went to a nearby restaurant with 4 people (Imaishi, Nakajima, Koyama, Wakabayashi) for refresh, but it was a hamburger that I ordered. I thought there, 'It's this. What we like is not a fine food. It's a hamburger,' he said. So I noticed that, 'Let's fight with our favorite things and good things'. So I came up with an idea that Porroth 'I hope you have a work that can get out of the four heavenly kings (Kill la Kill) '. So, 'If that's the main character or team like these guys,' Mr. Koyama will start drawing pictures on the napkins of the shop, and 'If it is this kind of mechanism will come out,' Mr. Ishikawa will begin to draw the mechanism, 4 People were thinking about the flow up to the climax on the spot at once, and they were later summarized by the island during the day.

G:
Oh.

Wakabayashi:
It is the first time for this team to make a two-hour original film. Then if you do not fight in your own field, you will notice again that it is a matter of course not good, and from that point, 'Let's offer the cast mainly to people who have made works together so far,' or the idea comes out Dubadoba It came to come. In the rescue team, there is a mad scientist girl that Mr. Shintani speaks, and the power type is Mr. Inada, Mr. Yoshino is a cool character with glasses, and Mr. Kiriyama and Mr. Konishi play a role to support Rio.

G:
In the final form, what kind of work is 'Promea'?

Wakabayashi:
While being a character and a story of 'Doushinkai Mido' character which I have drawn so far in Imaishi & Nakajima work, ' Tengen Toppa Gren Lagan ' 'Panty & Stocking with Garter Belt' ' Kill La Kill ' ' Space Patrol Luluco ' I think that it is a refreshing and bright work that makes you feel the future, while being a collection of stories and designs that have accumulated, and colors and screen making. Besides, since there is no vulgar scene like this one this time, I want you to enjoy without worrying from children to the elderly! (Laughs) 'The trick in a good sense' Nakajima-san says. It is used in a bad sense if it is a hand chopsticks, but I think that it is hoped that you can look forward to the 'hand chopsticks' that has made the greatest effort in the past in this work.



G:
I understand, 'A good way of doing things' (lol) I really hope that many people will enjoy 'Do straight ball middle' by all means. Thank you for today.

Furthermore, I was asked to show where the director is working, and what kind of place is TRIGGER that created this 'Promare'.

・ Continuing
We visited the animation production company 'TRIGGER' and the scene where the movie 'Promea' was created was like this-GIGAZINE


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