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Old 2012-06-10, 12:34   Link #881
ReddyRedWolf
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Interview translation from /a/.

http://archive.foolz.us/a/thread/66894959/#66897726
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Is the Pash Kawamori interview translated yet? I'll put the sections up as I get through them.

ミカゲも過去のある人物のとある転生者ですがアマタたちより早く転生して

しまった。その分いろんな準備はできてたんだけど肉体は死んで、それを
強引に保存してる感じ。特殊能力を発動するにはエネルギーがいるので、
しょっちゅう寝ていたわけですね。
今はその肉体に残留思念が残っていて体を動かしている状態です。
でも生身の人間に憑依しないとアクエリオンを操縦できない。そこで目をつ

けたのが自分の悲しみの心に似ているゼシカでした。

Mikage is also the reincarnation of somebody from before, but reincarnated before those like Amata. During that lead, he made several preparations, but his body died, and he's sort of artificially preserving it (?). It's as if he's always asleep because his abilities drain his energy.

Right now, he's keeping his body animated by its residual psychic energy. However, he needs to possess a real human body to pilot Aquarion. He chose Zessica for that because her heart full of pain resembled his own.

ミカゲの思いも本来はアマタやカグラ同様に純愛なんです。なのになぜか変

態に見えてしまう(笑)
最近敵が作りづらい。へんに物分りがよかったり、小物感が漂ってしまって

。ミカゲのモンスターぶりを発揮できて良かったと思うし、それに合わせ
て最終回での扱いは当初の予定より少し変更しました。

ミコノがカグラを少し気にするだけで軽い女扱いされたりするけど(苦笑)
人間そんなに物事を白黒わけられないですよね。ギリシャ神話なんて親族同

士が恋愛で戦い合うエピソードだらけだけど、愛ってそんなもんじゃない
かな。
今回普通の小さな恋愛をアクエリオンという巨大な感情増幅装置に乗せたら

、どんなバカ物語が描けるかチャレンジしてみたかった。

Mikage truly loves both Amata and Kagura equally. But for some reason he comes off as creepy (laughs).
He's been getting harder to present as a villain. There are little feelings, like I oddly sympathize with him a bit (not sure what he means with this sentence). I'm glad Mikage came across as a monster, and the way we're doing him in the finale has changed a little to follow that.

Mikono showed a little worry for Kagura and now they're saying she's fickle (laughs bitterly). You can't make sweeping judgments on people so easily. In Greek mythology, there are a lot of stories about families fighting within themselves over romance, but I don't think that's quite how love works.
For this one, I wanted to challenge myself to see how ridiculous a story I could build by putting a small everyday love onto the gigantic emotion amplifying machine called Aquarion.

23話で語られたアポロがポロンの生まれ変わりという衝撃の真実。前作で語

られなかったことですよね?(インタビュー)
創聖のアクエリオンを見返してもらうと、片鱗は垣間見られると思います。


創聖の時も、実は明かそうと思っていたんですが、アポロとシルヴィアの恋

が盛り上がってきたので描くタイミングを逃してしまった。それを岡田さ
んに話したら「そんな面白い設定使わないともったいない」と。
みなさんに犬かよ!と思われてしまうのか、犬だったんだ!と思ってもらえ

るかは、我々も蓋をあけてみないとわかりません!どんな反響が返ってく
るのか、正直
怖いところでもあります(笑)

INTERVIEWER: In episode 23, the shocking truth was revealed that Apollo is the reincarnation of Pollon. This wasn't mentioned in the previous series, was it?

If you watch Genesis of Aquarion again, you should be able to catch a glimpse of it.
Honestly, I wanted to reveal it back in Genesis, but the romance between Apollo and Silvia took over and we lost the chance to show it. Okada said "You never used such an interesting plot point, what a waste!" To find out whether all the viewers would say "What? He was a dog?" or "Oh, he was the dog!" the only way for us was to lift the lid and see! To be frank, I was also a bit scared at what the reaction would be (laughs).


ミカゲが言った、いい器を見つけた→ミカゲの負の気持ちに共感できる要素

を持っていたから。彼女がミカゲを体から追い出すことができるかどうか
が、重要なポイント

When Mikage says "You will make a good vessel" = she has parts of her that resonate with Mikage's negative emotions. It will be important whether or not she can expel Mikage from her body.

最後

ポロンの思いは相当に強いですね(インタビュー)
執着という意味ではミカゲと同じですよね。実はローマ神話に狼が建国の王

を育てたという話があるんです。
ほかにも、動物の中で人間がこれほど優位に立てたのは、狼から集団行動を

学び進化したからという、すごく燃える仮説があって、面白いのでそんな
動物も人間も近しい存在であるという気分を物語のベースに少し取り入れ
てみました。
だれも気付いてくれないけど、ああ見えてポロンは天翅族の中でも上位クラ

スなんですよ。ただの犬じゃない、星獣天翅ですからね!(笑)

INTERVIEWER: Pollon's feelings were always very strong, weren't they?

In terms of "attachments," he is just like Mikage. Actually, in Roman mythology, the founding king was said to have been raised by wolves.
There's a really cool theory that a man among wolves became so great because he learned cooperation from the wolves and was stronger for it. I took the idea that humans and animals are so close and used it as a base for my story.
Though no one noticed, Pollon was upper class even among the Angels. He wasn't just a dog, he was the Star Beast Angel! (laughs)
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