Translated by >>35687690, will upload the scan in a few weeks unless someone does it for me.
Q1: How did you come up with the idea for the 'pants' that almost has become a symbol for the franchise?
- It just naturally turned out that way when I was doing the character designs. I never had the intention to try to surprise anyone by making it as it is. It was rather I who was surprised by large audience it attracted. (laugh). I thought it was just natural to use the same designs in the anime. However, even if the viewers first get attracted to the show because they want to see pants, I hope they also will take interest in the story once they're hooked.
Q2: So, is girls fighting in mechas your fetish?
- I think seeing the combination of girls and me…
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