Meet the Mangaka: Uki Ogasawara!

As many of you know, Uki Ogasawara of Black Sun fame was our esteemed guest at this year’s Yaoi-Con! Ogasawara-sensei graciously did an interview for her fans – if you couldn’t join us this past weekend for Yaoi-Con, now’s your chance to hear a bit about Uki Ogasawara and her amazing work!

  • What is your current/on-going work?
    It’s called Hoyo jikken, and it is currently being featured in Taiyoh Tosho’s monthly magazine “ihr Hertz.”
  • What is your favorite food?
    Nothing in particular; I like everything. I don’t drink, though…
  • Favorite music? Genre? Artists?
    Mainly, I like original soundtracks from movies and games. As for genres, I like: classical, techno, R&B, Rock, world… I don’t really have a favorite, but generally types of music you don’t hear in Japan. Some artists I like are: Rihanna, Hans Zimmer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Susumu Hirasawa… As you can see, no one or nothing particular: genres and musicians of all kinds!
  • What do you like to do on your days off?
    I like to go shopping, take care of my fish tank, play Monster Hunter (it’s a game; they call it MonHun in Japan) or Diablo 3. I suppose I should read a little more instead of playing games…
  • What kind of books do you like to read?
    Umm… I don’t have a favorite or particular genre/type I like to read, but recently I read a non-fiction called The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine by Francis Collins and Anpon: Son Masayoshi Den by Shinichi Sano. I enjoyed them very much. Both are very memorable books.
  • Manga-wise, what would you like to work on next?
    Well, all depends on my schedule… But, of course, something that enables me to write handsome bishounen!
  • Your most challenging work so far?
    Illustrating someone else’s work/script is always difficult. Original writers and creators have their own thoughts and images in their head, as it should be. Thus, trying to come up with drawings to their expectations is always difficult and challenging.

One Response to “Meet the Mangaka: Uki Ogasawara!”

  1. Yuji Akaoro Says:

    It was great to meet her on person at Yaoi-con and get my copies of Black Sun signed! I love her work, I have read the first chapters of Hoyo jikken and it looks interesting, and fun. I want more of it! >.< Also read Nightmare Fortress, which I like too, had a great time reading it, mueahahaha! She is so nice in person she is gorgeous! Hope she had a great time here in the U.S. and that she enjoyed Yaoi-con as well. Keep up the good work Ogasawara-sensei!

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