Well, nearly all cartoonists begin their careers by copying what they love, and around 1985 what I really loved was Macross. Since I patterned early Zandarin on the heroic main characters from the anime shows I liked, the changes in my art style are most evident in him.

… I just had this scary thought pop into my head about what might have happened to all these characters if I’d been five or six years younger, and had fallen into the Sailor Moon phenomenon instead. Whoa.

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