Mikio Sakai is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who debuted as a solo artist in February 1994 under major label Toy's Factory. Since his debut, he has released dozens of singles and albums, including self-produced work. In 1999, while concurrently working as a solo artist, he began to collaborate with other musicians and artists, providing composition, lyrics, programming, and arrangement to numerous songs. Anime fans may recognize his work for Code Geass, Planetes, s-CRY-ed, or Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Recently, Mikio has been a panel judge for the Nippon Television singing audition program “Utasuta!!” and is currently the co-M.C. for the Anime Music TV Program “Anison Days”.
Q&A with Mikio Sakai
Q1. Who was your favorite hero when you were a child?
Probably Ultra Seven.
Q2. If you were an anime character who would you be?
Kumo no Jūza (Juza of the Clouds) from Fist of the North Star. Although I am not as strong as him (lol).
Q3. If you could time travel and meet yourself back when you were a child, what would you tell him/her?
Life is fun, so go do what you enjoy most. The world of Doraemon actually will turn out not to be fiction in the future.
Q4. What is your image of America?
Large battleship. From business to technology, a country that is forefront in everything.
Q5. Anything you know about Kansas? What is your image of Kansas?
I learned the word Kansas from an old song called Living in America by James Brown. I believe the song was used in the movie Rocky. Kansas is also famous as the place where Wizard of Oz takes place.