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Interestingly, the scene that came to mind while designing
“It’s a covenant. We die together and live together. Let’s go all the way together.”(
= I write this because I sincerely believe that this character can only go there. At first, it seemed like me, the production team, and the viewers were going in one direction, but as the story progressed, it felt like it was going in a different direction. When I got close to the end, I don’t think I was immediately convinced by the director who received the script and said, “I think so too. (Laughs) Even so, it’s something I can’t do. You have to compromise or write lies thinking people will appreciate it if you do that, but that’s not easy either. I got a lot of flak about the ending, so now I often ask people to guess what they’re thinking. Even to the assistant writers, “I’m fine, how are you?” and keep asking. (laugh)
If you can feel real emotions in a fictional world
– Are you drawn to stories that feature new materials or technologies?
= As a viewer, I like traditional human dramas. Recently I enjoyed watching
– Even when making a sitcom, each writer must have had a different organ. For some reason, I think the writer was more interested in creating a play than the humor or the characters.
= I have heard a lot about it. When I was young, I didn’t know what I was good at. “You are good at creating situations” After people recognized me like that, all the elements that required complex situations came to me. The objects to put oneself in embarrassing situations and to get out of them were mostly entrusted to me. I’m interested in creating unrealistic situations and making people believe, and making people feel real emotions in my fictional world. It’s a lot more fun than trying to describe something that would happen in the real world.
What if I’m stuck writing? keep trying “Use this case, try this case. Submit 10 ideas. Rather than explaining it in words, I write it quickly and show it in a script. Then the other side will also have an opinion clear. I don’t think I can break through doing anything else. The only way is to keep selling.
– How do ideas organize themselves when unrealistic imaginations turn into concrete stories?
= It is difficult to answer. I have a system in my head, but when I pull it out, it’s disorganized, so assistant writers struggle. I recently read
– I’m curious how the author organizes his drawers.
= As you can see in my library, I have many indexes for each book. When I read an article about a new technology, I find a story to relate to it, and I look back at the indexed ones. I also go through my old memories. Like that, the strong passages that I have seen in my experience and my books, the author’s philosophy, and the latest technologies that I have encountered through news and trends. We often weave these things together. Instead of forcibly connecting them to find gear, it’s a way to calmly wait for the moment to connect like a fisherman while eating, traveling, and going about their daily lives with the index displayed. When I read a book in a completely different field or learn something new, when I come across something, I try to write a plan like this.
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