Here’s the interview with “D4DJ First Mix” the director, Seiji Mizushima!
To celebrate the global release of this interview, “D4DJ First Mix” is hosting an autograph giveaway featuring Yuka Nishio, Aimi, Risa Tsumgi and Seiji Mizushima for 12 lucky winners! Please check out the end of the article to find out how to participate in this giveaway!
Q: “D4DJ First Mix” released its first episode on October 22nd for an early streaming. Are there any scenes from the 1st episode that were memorable to you? Are there any parts that the fans should pay special attention to?
Seiji Mizushima: Besides the DJ scenes and concert scenes, the scene where Rinku hands her shells to Maho is the part I would like the fans to watch closely. I believe we were able to capture the cuteness of Rinku well.
Q: You are also a DJ yourself. As“DJ” is the theme of “D4DJ”, are there any parts where you put particular emphasis in the anime with your experience?
Seiji Mizushima: Of course, whenever the DJ plays. We asked DJ WILDPARTY to help us with depicting realistic mixing scenes.
Q: When you started the production of the anime “D4DJ First Mix”, was there anything you prepared in advance?
Seiji Mizushima: I went back to study dance music and its nature. To portray those in a D4DJ style, I needed to learn and have a deeper understanding of the DJ culture and dance party culture that I was planning to show in the anime.
Q: Can you tell us the most charming parts of Rinku, Kyoko and Saki? When you depict them, what did you emphasize about them?
Seiji Mizushima: Rinku is full of energy and extremely optimistic. Curious and avid for anything she sees.
Kyoko appears to be cool-headed, but she actually is a passionate and inspired girl who always looks after her friends.
Saki is quiet, but she is a talented girl with a great artistic sense and ardent heart.
The three will influence and help each other grow.
Q: Please tell us what you hope for the fans to expect in the future development after the 1st episode from your own perspective.
Seiji Mizushima: The characters’ initial drive to enjoy the music through DJing, how they start to get into it, and the friendship and youth spread by music. I would like the fans to enjoy the experience where Happy Around! discovers the joy of playing, creating and mixing their music together.
Q: The Official YouTube channel is streaming “D4DJ First Mix” with subtitles in 7 languages, and anime fans all over the world are watching. Is there anything you would like to tell the overseas fans?
Seiji Mizushima: Music is the common language of the world. I believe we can connect with everyone all over the world through D4DJ. I would be happy to see everyone enjoying the music from Rinku and her friends, and D4DJ! With the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been a difficult time for everyone, but I am looking forward to the day where we can gather and party together!
Watch “D4DJ First Mix”
Anime “D4DJ First Mix” is available on the D4DJ Global YouTube Channel with subtitles in 7 languages for free! You can join the Watch Party on the D4DJ Global YouTube Channel for each episode every Friday at 8:00PM (PST) / Saturday at 4AM (UTC)!
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Subtitles in other languages are also available on the streaming platforms in various countries. For more details, please visit the official website.
“D4DJ First Mix” Autograph Giveaway
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