Kamio Youko, author of "Hana Yori Dango," is going to be writing a boys' manga for the first time, appearing in Jump Square! It's called "Matsuri Special" (Festival Special), and I found a cute little movie about it on youtube where she's talking to her editor about doing boys' manga for the first time. I laughed, so I thought I'd share it with you all.
Opening Screen: Matsuri Special, in Progress for Jump Square by Kamio Youko
Editor: About the next Jump Square. . .this is the first time you've done a boys' manga, isn't it, sensei?
Kamio: Yeah. I wonder what would be good. . .
Editor: I thought you might be thinking that, so I bought some manga for you. . .
Editor: Mmm, hup! These are some works by other authors who are running in Jump Square.
Kamio: Oh, I know this one. It's "Claymore," right?
Editor: These will just give you a little taste.
Kamio: Yeah. Wow, this is really well-done.
Editor: Isn't it, though.
Kamio: I've never really drawn anything with all this "blam blam kaboom!" before.
Editor: It's kind of nice, isn't it?
Kamio: What's this? Oh, "Tegami Bachi." Aw, it's cute.
Editor: Hm. Hmmm.
Kamio: I've never drawn anything with a lot of guns or action like this before.
Editor: "Byooo!" Nice.
Editor: Aaah! "Blam blam blam!"
Kamio: It'd be nice to do something like this.
Editor: You don't really have to do anything with a lot of "byoo byoo!" in it. . .
Kamio: But. . .everyone's got swords or guns or something. . .
Editor: You should do your work in your own style.
Kamio: Really? Isn't it better to try other styles?
Editor: Sensei! Kamio World should be about love. . .love! more than "byoo!" and "blam blam!"
Kamio: Hmmm, really? Hmm. . .yes! It's true!
Editor: I am. . .
Editor: Love comics'. . .
Editor: I draw. . .
Editor: And. . .
Editor: . . .And what else?
Editor: Um. . .but more than that. . .
Editor: Hana yori. . .
(A play on words that you all should get. The editor means Kamio-sensei should value substance over the outward appearance. But the unexpected pun makes them both "hmm.")
Both: . . .
End Screen: Coming Soon in Jump Square!
This movie is probably fiction.