One of the highlights of my Anime Boston 2012 experience was the chance to meet Kirk Thornton, the acclaimed voice actor who’s voiced characters like Saito (Rurouni Kenshin), Jin (Samurai Champloo), Anavel Gato (Gundam 0083), Kisame (Naruto), and Don Patch (Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo). As press, I got special access to a 1 hour panel with Mr. Thornton. I was lucky that there weren’t many other press attending the panel; however, there were two members of the One Piece Podcast, Steve and Jason. The three of us were very fortunate to listen to many of Mr. Thornton’s experiences. Without further ado, here’s the interview. Oh, and the reason it’s coming out so late is that I had to transcribe this from my voice recorder. Note to self, never transcribe a one hour interview again.
NOTE: This is really long. What did you expect? It was an hour long! Also, any grammatical mistakes by Mr. Thornton are left there on purpose, as it is the correct way of writing an interview (don’t change what the person said).