Greetings everyone. In place of an AP show this week I offer this interview of Hagio Moto. We were lucky in that Weltall was able to get an interview with this pioneer of shojo manga. I have undertaken the transcription of the Japanese portion of the conversation, for those interested. The translator that was provided was very good. In addition to translation Ms. Hagio’s answers he also added some extra context as he felt was needed. I only transcribed the questions and the Japanese section of the interview.
All transcription errors are my own. Places where I was unable to understand due to background noise are marked with a. Please contact me for corrections at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have also uploaded the transcription as a pdf here.