REMEMBER NASHI!? WELL HERE IS THE INTERVIEW FROM BARCELONA!!!! IT REALLY IS TRUE!!! KYAAA!! HERE IS THE ULTIMATE PROOF THAT NALU IS CANNOT!!!!! YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!!!!!
The 'Nashi' interview in Barcelona:
The whole interview was posted a couple of days ago and I wanted to give an accurate translation (google translator can never be trusted) so here it is! c: (RP2 are the interviewers while HM stands for Hiro Mashima, just in case you're confused.)
RP2: The first thing to do is to thank sensei for giving us these minutes. We'd like to start with: why are your works always around magic?
HM: Because I'd love to learn how to do magic.
RP2: Do you feel comfortable developing stories centered on magic?
HM: Yes, I feel very comfortable because magic is what allows you, on one side, to dream while on the other side, gives you a big amount of freedom. In the end, it is a fantasy world, but the feelings of the characters have a special importance.
RP2: Have you thought about getting into other stories about magic?
HM: Yes, I'm thinking in a lot of them. What I don't know is if I can announce any of them in any early future.
RP2: There's a lot of rumors about your influences, could you tell us which were your true beginnings?
HM: The truth is that I was never an assistant of any mangaka.
RP2: And how have you defined your style, then?
HM: Of course I have lot of influence from mangakas from the past, but the most important thing to define my own style was draw a lot, I am auto didactic and via the way of trial and error and having the chance of showing my work to the readers and receive their feedback and impressions I have formed my own style.
RP2: What do you think of the fact of your work being edited out of japan?
HM: It is something that makes me very happy.
RP2: Being curious, why do the characters have the names of seasons?
HM: That is because you know the names of seasons in japanese (laughter). In the end it had something to do with the situation with the magazine at that moment, in said magazine Rave was also published and at that time there were no other stories with the fantasy theme, 'magic'. I wanted to have names with lot of 'tone' in them, like the occidental names, but then maybe japanese readers wouldn't feel very identified or would think it was too far away from what they knew, and from there the first character was born, Haru.
RP2: Changing the subject a bit, recently the adaptation of Fairy Tail was aired on the anime screen, are you satisfied with the work done by A-1 pictures and Masaya Fujimori?
HM: Yes, I am very proud of it.
RP2: Do you think maybe Fairy Tail is living its best moment now? Do you think it can go for more?
HM: That depends on the fans, I am willing to create stories more and more interesting and entertaining but obviously the popularity level influences a lot.
RP2: Do you have any other surprise reserved for us?
HM: I love surprising my readers, it doesn't seem like seven years passed already, but yes, I still have a lot of ideas to keep surprising everyone.
RP2: We'd like to know, in the hypothetical case in which Natsu and Lucy ended together, have you thought any time of the names for their children?
HM: I don't know what to say, I have never thought about it (laughter). But, without a doubt, it would be Nashi (nothing).
RP2: We'd like to know if there will be any more short stories about Fairy Tail?
HM: Yes, I'll make plenty of them.
RP2: Would you like for Fairy Tail hame with the Monster Hunter style to exist?
HM: Of course I would.
RP2: With what character would you play?
HM: Natsu of course, but also Erza could change her outfit more easily and that would be fun too.
RP2: With which of your characters from Fairy Tail do you feel more identified with?
HM: That's complicated, all the characters have a part of me, so I could say they all recemble me in a certain way but in another way they're nothing alike at all. Maybe the one who has the most parts of me would be Lucy, but in any case, they're all very evenly split.
RP2: Have you visited Spain before?
HM: It is my first time and it's a great country.
RP2: Have you tasted any of our custom dishes?
HM: Potato tortilla (laughter).
RP2: What message do you have for our readers?
HM: Being a mangaka means thinking about the readers, so you try to not only draw what you think is interesting, but what your readers are expecting as well.
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