Richard Sakai

Inspirations Making it happen Richard Sakai Works of Stan Sakai His method Influence as a youth Manga vs. Comics Reading all sorts of comics Family’s acceptance Styles and influences Culture as a child Cultural influences

Transcripts available in the following languages:

I’m not related to Richard Sakai* but there’s a funny story. I was invited to the premier of the Simpsons Movie. Actually, it was a prescreening, at the FOX Studios. And they’re very selective on who got in or anything. So I pulled into the parking lot, and they had a list and said, “What’s your name?” So I said, “Sakai,” and they said, “Oh, really? Yes, go right on in.” And even Sharon said, “Gee, they must really like Usagi [Yojimbo] at this studio.” And it was about a minute later that I thought, “Oh, they must have thought I was Richard Sakai.” * Note: Richard Sakai is an American producer best known for partnering with James L. Brooks and for his work on The Simpsons.

Date: September 28, 2010
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Lynn Yamasaki, Maria Kwong
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

comics manga

This guide will give you the fundamental knowledge you will need to conduct your own oral history interview.

Get updates

Sign up for email updates

Journal feed
Events feed
Comments feed

Support this project

Discover Nikkei

Discover Nikkei is a place to connect with others and share the Nikkei experience. To continue to sustain and grow this project, we need your help!

Ways to help >>

A project of the Japanese American National Museum

The Nippon Foundation