In anticipation of his appearance at the STAPLE! Media Expo this Saturday (and my thanks to Jet Jaguar at the UY Dojo for the heads up) the site has an 11-minute MP3 podcast interview with Stan Sakai that you can download in which they delve into Usagi’s origins, current projects, and this years 25th anniversary.
Interestingly, at one point discussion centered around the ifs and whens of the last Usagi story and I was gladdened to hear that Stan is still as inspired as ever and considers Usagi and “ongoing project” for years to come! That’s always good for the ears of Usagi fans, and seeing that the quality of the stories and art just gets better and better with time (no mean feat!) I’m awful glad there’s much, much more to come. And, as they briefly discuss towards the end of the interview, let me echo my support for more Jotoro and “Uncle” Usagi stories here again in the relatively near future. Stan certainly has his hands full for the next little while! ; )