My coworker Christian Nutt did a very nice and rather lengthy interview with Arc System works around TGS time, which is finally up. Pretty neat stuff in there about their place in the industry, their techniques, and their staff. Note that they also use the technique of creating 3D models for the animations and then making 2D sprites from there. Last time I mentioned this being commonplace, a number of people mailed me saying I was crazy – but Arc System Works, SNKP, and Wildcat in Korea all do it, so…seems pretty common to me. Regardless, the interview is neat, even if (like me) you’re not the biggest Arc System Works fan.