As you know, back in October I attended New York Comic Con. On the second day of the convention, the inimitable Heidi MacDonald was called away for a family emergency, and asked me to fill in for her on a couple of manga-related interviews. The first of these was with Moyoco Anno, author of Flowers and Bees, Happy Mania, Sugar, Sugar Rune, and Sakuran. It was an incredible opportunity for me, especially as my first-ever live interview. And though I am regretful that Heidi was not able to conduct it herself—she’d expressed just the day before how much she was looking forward to it—I’m grateful to have had the chance to speak with Anno-sensei about her extraordinary work. I only wish we could have talked longer.
Though NYCC is long past, Heidi’s post is fortuitously timed to coincide with this month’s Manga Moveable Feast! I’ll be talking more about Moyoco Anno in this week’s installment of My Week in Manga. In the meantime, read the interview here!