14 Jul 2013

A fictional interview with about Sesshoumaru/Rin.

Submitted by icegirljenni

 

 

 

[Updated] 16th Jun 2013: I would like to apologize for not stating this as a fictional interview. As I went through the last question thinking it was a joke, I didn't assumed it could be a fictional interview.

Nevertheless, thank you so much for everyone who enjoyed reading it despite my mistake and your supports meant so much for.

I will add the name of the interviewee as soon as I found out. Thank you. Smile

 

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Rumiko said: "Their relationship was built on “savior” and “saved” 



Hello everyone! Good day and I hope you guys have an enjoyable summer Smile


The original interview which is in Chinese was found by :iconinuki1: and entrusted to me for a translation. 

Kiko has translated the interview into English and dedicated exclusively for Rin-Sess 

I would like to thank her with all my heart for the translation. I hope everyone gives her a credit if you wish to share the interview below. She really has taken so much of time to translate it. *hug* Thanks dear.

This interview can be found on Rin-Sess and all the social networking sites associated with it. 

Have fun reading Smile


Now without further delay, this is the translated interview.

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[转帖]高桥留美子接受采访,讨论杀生丸及小铃.并回答读者问题.
Interview with Takahashi Rumiko – a discussion about Sesshoumaru and Rin, and answers to reader’s questions



创作初衷---由铁碎牙带来的贵公子 (Initial idea --- The *Prince brought by Tetsusaiga )

(*note: The literal translation would be 贵公子 = young nobleman, but “prince” seems more appropriate in the context – besides Sesshoumaru is basically royalty anyway = w =)
 

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记者(以下简称记):首先恭喜高桥先生的的连载顺利进入第七个年头.
Interviewer (represented as “I”): First of all, congratulations to Takahashi-sensei for your serialization entering its 7th years.


高桥留美子(以下简称高桥):要谢谢读者的热情和制作方的支持,不然也不会坚持到这么久.
Takahashi Rumiko (represented as “T”): It’s all thanks to readers’ passion and support from the production side; otherwise I couldn’t have carried on for so long.


记:七年下来,戈薇都该大学毕业了.
I: It’s been 7 years, Kagome should have graduated from University.

高桥:是啊.有读者开玩笑说自己都从小女孩到阿姨了,戈薇还穿着水手服.(笑)
T: Yea, some readers even joked that they have grown from little girl to an aunty now and yet Kagome is still wearing a high school uniform. (lol)


记:那么今天我们重点就谈谈杀生丸吧,高桥先生知道杀生丸现在的人气是很高的哦~
I: Let our today’s main topic be on Sesshoumaru. Takahashi-sensei, did you know that Sesshoumaru’s popularity is very high~

高桥:在很多杂志的读者投票中支持率似乎直逼犬夜叉呢……呀,我当然也会注意这些的.
T: The support rate from readers in a lot of magazine poll is almost as high as Inuyasha’s….ah, of course I have taken notice of this.

记:那么当初创作这个角色一定花了不少心思咯?而且是出场比较早的角色.
I: Then you must have put a lot of effort in creating this character in the beginning. It is also a character that came out quite early.

高桥:当时其实并没把太多心思花在角色身上,重点构思的是如何引出铁碎牙,从自信满满的犬夜叉的角度来看,不大有可能主动去寻找武器吧.
T: Actually at that time I did put too much thought into the character, since all my focus was on how to introduce Tetsusaiga. Seeing from the point of view of the Inuyasha, with his overconfidence, it is not likely he will go out of his way to find the weapon.

记:这么说是铁碎牙带出了杀生丸?
I: So that means it is Tetsusaiga that brought out the appearance of Sesshoumaru?

高桥:可以这么说,而且杀生丸的出现还带来了已故父亲的故事,等于说填补了犬夜叉的来历以及幼年时代的一些空白.
T: You can say that, and Sesshoumaru’s appearance also brought out the story of their deceased father. This also fills in Inuyasha’s origin and some of the blankness of his childhood.

记:为什么不让冥加来担负这个责任呢,不会更有说服力吗?
I: Why didn’t you give this responsibility to Myoga? Wouldn’t that have been more convincing?

高桥:但冥加没有在"和人类的羁绊"这点上和犬夜叉形成对比,当犬夜叉真正挥动铁碎牙时那种保护人类的心是妖怪所不具备的,所以杀生丸无法得到铁碎牙,这也算父亲留给犬夜叉的暗示吧.
T: But Myoga does not hold a contrast with Inuyasha in terms of “the bonds with human”. Whenever Inuyasha uses Tetsusaiga for the sake of protecting human, which is something that youkai don’t have and that’s why Sesshoumaru cannot obtain Tetsusaiga. It is also a hint for Inuyasha from their father.

记:那么得到了铁碎牙,杀生丸的任务算顺利完成了.
I: Well after obtaining Tetsusaiga, then Sesshoumaru’s purpose should be considered completed.

高桥:是的,创作的初衷就是这样.由断臂验证了铁碎牙的强大后他应该圆满退场了(笑),但是没有想到……
T: Yes, the initial setting was like that. From his severed arm, proofed how powerful Tetsusaiga is, so is role should have been completed (lol) but who would have thought…

记:没有想到读者的反应很强烈呢.
I: That there was such a strong reaction from the readers.

高桥:对对,很多读者来信想知道断臂后的贵公子会怎么样.
T: Exactly. A lot of readers’ mails were about wanting to know what happened to the *prince who lost his arm. 

记:呵呵,那一定感到很惊喜吧.
I: Haha, you must have been pleasantly surprised!

高桥:还有些措手不及呢,因为在我先前构思的整部漫画中,这只是个芝麻角色,心想:这可怎么收拾呢?
T: I was a bit caught off guard too. Since my initial concept for the manga, he only had a small role. So I was thinking: how am I going to continue this now?

记:继续沿用先前的设定吧!
I: Just continue to use your previous setting!

高桥:一登场就是很强大的妖怪……为什么会有这么不负责的设定啊!(笑)
T: A youkai that just debut and is super powerful……why did I make such an irresponsible setting?! (lol)

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.杀生丸的再创作---和犬夜叉的羁绊 (Recreation of Sesshoumaru --- the bond with Inuyasha)


记:那在接下来的连载中一定又有再加工吧.
I: Then you must have added in more effort for the rest of the series?

高桥:恩,还好先前有"西国犬王之子"这样的铺垫,有足够的空间可以发展,当连载的时候也就努力让他和犬夜叉之间的战斗顺理成章了.
T: Yes, but it is fine since there was also the setting of “son of the Lord of the Western Lands”, that should be a setting with enough potential to expand on. Then I also tried to make his fight with Inuyasha as smooth and logical as possible. 

记:先生再创作后的杀生丸也获得了读者的认同呢.
I: Sensei’s recreation of Sesshoumaru also received recognition from the readers, right?

高桥:刚刚开始的时候还会担心呢.(笑)"他会怎么做呢?""他会说这样的话吗?"每天都会为一些细小的地方讨论上很久.
T: I was a bit worried at the beginning. (lol)  Every day I kept on getting caught up on little details like “What would he do?”, “Would he say something like this?” and such.

记:很认真的态度哦!
I: Oh! That’s a serious attitude!



记:杀生丸的设定最后是怎么决定的呢?
I: So how was Sesshoumaru’s setting finally decided?

高桥:应该说是个完善和润色的过程吧.最开始的设定是和犬夜叉几乎相反的类型,高贵华丽,强大,冷酷……
T: I should say it was a process of refinement and polishing. The beginning setting was as a type that is almost a complete opposite to Inuyasha – noble and magnificent, powerful, ruthless…

记:接近完美的妖怪.
I: A Youkai close to perfection.

高桥:和犬夜叉相比是这样的,不过在后来的连载中突显出最重要的是"和犬夜叉的羁绊".
T: That is how it seems when compared with Inuyasha, but later on in the series the importance of “the bond with Inuyasha” was highlighted.

记:哦?很难想象的情况.为什么要做那样的设定呢?
I: Oh? It’s difficult to imagine the situation. Why did you make such a setting?

高桥:因为他实在太强大啦!(笑)
T: Because he is just too strong! (lol)

记:如果成为敌人,犬夜叉会很吃力的.
I: Inuyasha would have a tough time if he became the enemy.

高桥:那么这部漫画早就结束了.
T: And this manga would have been long over.

记:奈落也不用出场了.(笑)
I: And Naraku won’t even need to make an appearance. (lol)



记:高桥先生有没有想过把两兄弟对立起来?
I: Has Takahashi-sensei ever thought of putting the two brothers against each other?

高桥:从最初的设定看似乎能把杀生丸送上和弟弟相反的道路,他对血统的不容玷污和对人类的轻视根本就是针对犬夜叉来的嘛(笑).
T: Well the initial setting would have send Sesshoumaru down the path that is completely opposite to his younger brother. Seeing his belief for untarnished lineage and contempt for human is basically directed against Inuyasha (lol).

记:为什么又改变了呢?是读者要求吗?
I: What changed it? Was it a request from readers?

高桥:哈哈,没有太大影响.而且如果真要那样画,可供发挥的空间太有限了,用几话或者十几话来讲述只会辜负真正喜欢这个角色的读者,如果用做主线似乎是在炒旧饭.因为本身没有把杀生丸当作主线的计划,那么就干脆做一条精彩的副线吧.
T: Haha, there wasn’t so much influence. And if I were to really draw the story like that, the potential would be too limited. If I were to the story was to be told in only a few or a dozen chapters, it would be a disappointment to fans who truly likes this character. But if I use this as the main plot then it would be like a reuse of old idea and since there was never a plan of using Sesshoumaru as the main plot so I simply worked on creating a wonderful side plot.


记:有很多读者抱怨很长一段时间杀生丸出场太少呢.
I: For a long period of time, there were a lot of readers who complained that Sesshoumaru was given too little appearance.

高桥:是吗?这是没办法的啊(记:配角的命啊^_^),刚登场时我把他处理成一个出外修行的少年,寻找父亲的遗物,然后和兄弟战斗,他和犬夜叉只是偶尔相交的两条线.自从受了一次奈落的利用,找到了铸刀师,他们的故事才渐渐靠拢.不过杀生丸对于父亲以外的事物是很难提起兴趣的,要让他靠近本故事的主线很项艰巨的任务.
T: Really? Well that can’t be helped (I: since he is a side character ^_^). I’ve structured his debut to be a young person out training and to look for his deceased father’s possession. Then a fight with his brother, so he and Inuyasha was just two parallel lines that just happened to intersect. Only after being manipulated by Naraku and finding a sword smith, did the two brother’s story start to move closer. But since it is difficult to arouse interest in Sesshoumaru other than things relating to his father, to make him part of the main plot was quite challenging.

记:是啊,全篇唯一对四魂之玉不感兴趣的古怪家伙!
I: Oh yea, the only weirdo in the whole series who has no interest in the Shikon no Tama!

高桥:反过来说犬夜叉他们也少一个有力的竞争对手.
T: On the other hand, that means Inuyasha has one less strong opponent to worry about.

记:犬夜叉,快来感谢高桥先生!
: Inuyasha! Come and thank Takahashi-sensei!




记:现在杀生丸开始对事件产生关注了呢.
I: Now Sesshoumaru is starting to take interest in what’s happening.

高桥:应该说开始对父亲以外的事感兴趣了.杀生丸是个处在"高处"的妖怪,他一贯只会往更高处看,比如他的父亲.象奈落这样的"杂碎妖怪集合体"是不值得他去战斗的,同时他又是个自信,注重血统的家伙,对大大小小妖怪趋之若骛的四魂之玉完全看不上眼.
T: It is more like he is starting to take interest in things other than his father. Sesshoumaru is a youkai of “high standing”, so he would always look to a higher place, for example: his father. To him, an “aggregate of trash youkai” like Naraku is not someone worth his interest. At the same time, he is someone confident, and holds lineage as high importance and therefore has no interest in the Shikon no Tama that all other youkai craved.

记:恩,使用四魂之玉对他来说似乎是件很羞耻的事,或者说是对自身能力有足够的把握吧.
I: I see. To him, the use of Shikon no Tama seems like a shameful thing or it may just mean that he has full confident in his own ability.

高桥:所以就拜托奈落把杀生丸拖下混水啦(笑)
T: That’s why I’ve made Naraku dragged Sesshoumaru into this mess (lol).

记:分身神乐小姐现在对杀生丸很有信心哦!高桥先生是怕杀生丸懒得去找奈落算帐才让神乐对他频频暗示的吗?(笑)
I: The detachment, Kagura-san seems to have confident in Sesshoumaru! Was Takahashi-sensei worried that Sesshoumaru might not be bothered to seek out Naraku, So Kagura have to serve to provide many hints to him? (lol)

高桥:哈哈,很明显吗?杀生丸现在最重视的就是对奈落的报复,(记:果然被邪见说对了!)毕竟让他受了很大的侮辱,至少他是这么认为的.而且奈落本身也对杀生丸产生了挺强的吸引力.
T: Hahaha, was it that obvious? Sesshoumaru’s priority right now is to seek revenge on Naraku, (I: Jaken was right!) after all Naraku did disgrace him, well at least that’s how he sees it. But Naraku himself also is quite appealing to him.

记:那和犬夜叉的斗争呢?会在对付奈落的过程中化解吗?
I: Then how about the dispute with Inuyasha? Will that also be resolve through dealing with Naraku?

高桥:虽然有相同的目标,但如果是杀生丸要杀的人他就绝不会让犬夜叉动手.所以这整件事能让他们共同拥有一些东西,但对推进他们的关系,作用似乎不大.(苦笑)
T: Although they share a common goal, but if it is someone Sesshoumaru has decided to kill then he would definitely not let Inuyasha interfere. So the whole event may lead to them gaining some common ground but does not seem to serve any purpose in advancing their relationship (wry smile).

记:说不定两兄弟还会为争夺这个机会在奈落面前打起来……
I: They might even end up fighting in front of Naraku for the chance to fight him…….

高桥:很有可能哦!(笑)
T: That’s definitely a possibility (lol)!

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.关于人气角色"铃" (About the popular character – “Rin”)


记:似乎铃的出现,让杀生丸的人气再跃到一个高峰哦!
I: It seems with Rin’s appearance, it really took Sesshoumaru’s popularity to a new level!

高桥:呵呵,很好啊,我很喜欢这个可爱的角色.她和邪见,杀生丸的特殊关系能制造出很多笑料呢.
T: Hoho, it’s really good. I really like this cute character. The special relationship between her and Jaken and Sesshoumaru really created a lot of humors.

记:很多读者说铃出现后的杀生丸显得更温柔了,高桥先生觉得呢?
I: A lot of readers pointed out that since Rin’s appearance, Sesshoumaru seems gentler. What does Takahashi-sensei thinks?

高桥:哦?看来女孩子还是比较喜欢温柔的人.
T: Oh? It seems that girls do like gentle people more.

记:杀生丸似乎也变得和刚出场时不一样了.
I: Sesshoumaru also seems different to how he debuted.

高桥:是的,经历了一些事,变得更强了.
T: Yes, after experiencing things, he became stronger.

记:他已经很强了吧,再那之前都应该算是漫画进程中最厉害的角色了.
I: He is already very strong! Before this, he might be considered the most powerful character in the series!

高桥:但他认为自己比不上父亲,所以离家找寻某种东西.
T: But he considers himself inferior to his father, that’s why he went on a journey in search of certain something.

记:"某种东西"?
I: “Certain something”?

高桥:,即使力量能达到那种程度,但心的修为似乎还远远不够.他对父亲的感情包含着无限的崇敬和困惑,因为崇敬,所以追求力量,因为困惑,所以不能达到或者超过父亲的力量,他要找寻的应该是一个答案,一种能是自己变得真正强大的可能.
T: Although in terms of power he has reached a certain level but the strength of his heart is still a long way off. His feeling for his father includes infinite reverence and confusion. Because of reverence, he seeks power; because of confusion, he can not reach or surpass his father’s power. What he wants to found is possibly an answer, a possibility that will make him become truly powerful.

记:那么安排铃这个角色的意图是?
I: Then what is the purpose of putting in the character of Rin?

高桥:桥的作用吧.只有当他亲身经历过某些事,才会懂得一些以往看来困惑的问题.
T: As the role of a bridge. It is only when he experienced certain things personally, then he will understands those past questions he has been confused with.

记:铃是个被杀生丸救活的小女孩,为什么会有这样的设定呢?
I: Rin is the girl that lived because of Sesshoumaru. Why did you make such a setting?

高桥:两人的关系基础是"救助"与"被救助",杀生丸经历了感到寂寞,恐惧,被别人关心,带给别人快乐等和以往完全相反的事,和铃的相遇是杀生丸生命中一个小小的插曲,让他有了不一样的想法.
T: Their relationship was built on “savior” and “saved”. Sesshoumaru has experienced loneliness and fear which are the complete opposite to being cared by others and to bring happiness to other. Sesshoumaru’s encounter with Rin was an unexpected episode in his life that brought in different concepts. 

记:比如帮助犬夜叉?
I: Like helping Inuyasha?

高桥:呵呵,大概那让他变得对自己的弟弟稍微坦率一点.
T: Hoho, that probably makes him be a bit more open towards his little brother. 

记:那么铃呢,她本身所代表的是什么意义?
I: Then What about Rin, what does she represents?

高桥:人类最原始最纯真的一面.在杀生丸面前,铃同时也暗示着人类本身的弱小.怎么来对待铃,这真是他需要面对和解决的问题.
T: The most primitive and innocent side of humanity. In front of Sesshoumaru, Rin also indicates the fragility of human. The question of how to treat Rin – is probably what he really needs to face and solve.

记:"铃,自己去找食物."这样吗?
I: Like “Rin, go find your own food.”?

高桥:呵呵,学会了解,学会倾听,学会保护别人,透过铃,杀生丸能看到一些被蒙蔽的事实,大概能体会到一些人类微妙的情愫.
T: Haha. Learn to understand, learn to listen, learn to protect others, through Rin, Sesshoumaru was able to see the truth that he was blinded to and would be able to appreciate some subtle emotions of human.

记:那么,两人将来会怎么样?
I: Then what would the future be for the two of them?

高桥:啊.啊?将来?还是两人的?我怎么不知道?(笑)
T: Ah. Ah? Future? And for the both of them? How come I didn’t know? (lol)

记:很多读者看好他们呢,高桥先生有这样的打算吗?
I: A lot of readers are really optimistic about them. Is that what you have plan for them Takahashi-sensei?

高桥:是吗?(笑)杀生丸暂时是不会把注意力从奈落那里移开的.
T: Really? (lol) For the time being, Sesshoumaru will not move his focus away from Naraku.

记:那他们在一起的话会是怎么样呢?有想象过吗?
I: Then how about if they are together? Have you imagined that?

高桥:有很多读者寄了他们所想的故事,我都有看过,有很多精彩的,如果真的在一起,应该也和大家所想的差不多吧.
T: There are lot of readers who have sent in stories they have thought of and I have read them, there are lots of very wonderful ones. If they do end up together, then is probably similar to how everyone has pictured it.
 

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.读者的问题 (Questions from readers)



记:下面谈一些读者关心的话题的,喏,是从读者来信中选出来的.很多读者来信询问哦.
I: The followings are some topics that readers want to know. Well, they were chosen from fan mails , there were lots of fan mails.

高桥:谢谢大家.
T: Thank you everyone.

记:先是一些基本设定的问题,杀生丸的具体年龄?
I: First of all is some basic setting questions: Exactly how old is Sesshoumaru? 

高桥:具体?啊.这个,如果说妖怪的年龄话应该在两三百岁以上了.如果按照人类来算,杀生丸的年龄设定是在十八九岁左右.
T: Exactly? Ah…well if it is in Youkai’s age then it is above 200 to 300 years old. If it is according to human age, then Sesshoumaru’s age is set to be around 18-19 years old.


记:身上那团毛绒绒的东西究竟是什么?
I: What is that fluffy thing around his body?

高桥:皮毛,他自己的,变身后连着尾巴,所以平时可以作为武器使用.
T: Fur. His own. When he transformed he has a tail so usually he can use it as a weapon.

记:脸上的及月亮形状的花纹是画上去的吗?
I: Did he paint on the moon and stripes on his face?

高桥:妖怪自身的斑纹,手上也有,犬夜叉也有,不过只在丧失心智的时候才出现.
T: Those are markings of Youkai, they are on his hands as well. Inuyasha has them too, but only they come out when he has lost his mind.

记:杀生丸的西国是怎么样的地位?
I: What kind of position does he hold in the Western land?

高桥:恩,应该算是大皇子.(记:这皇太子还真悠闲.)
T: Well, should be the crown prince. (I: This crown prince sure is laid back)

记:杀生丸会喜欢什么样的女性?
I: What kind of girl would Sesshoumaru likes?

高桥:优雅而聪慧的大家闺秀吧……好象秸梗那种.
T: Elegant and intelligent – ladylike……someone like Kikyo.

记:杀生丸的童年是什么样的?
I: How was Sesshoumaru’s childhood?

高桥:从小就比较老成的小孩,没什么乐趣,有些单调枯燥.
T: He was a mature child ever since he was little. Not much fun and somewhat monotony.

记:平时都吃些什么?
I: What does he usually eat?

高桥:清水和果实,偶尔也会吃动物.
T: Water and fruits, occasionally animals.

记:对其它人的态度是?
I: What is his attitude towards other people?

高桥:轻视,不屑,不过不会乱开杀戒.
T: Disdain and aloofness but will not randomly kill.

记:对铃的看法是?
I: How does he view Rin?

高桥:有趣的人类.
T: An interesting human.

记:谢谢高桥先生今天和我们的交流,下面请对读者说几句话吧!
I: Thank you Takahashi-sensei for talking to us today. Please say something to your fans now.

高桥:.我首先要说的是,以上发言的,不是高桥留美子,而是身为兼杀生丸丸FAN的作者我.所以呢,这篇访谈基本上可以算是杜撰的,只能算是我对高桥创作的一点小小的猜测.如果各位有什么异议的不用去找高桥,欢迎和我交流.最后,我代表高桥留美子先生谢谢读者对这部漫画的支持和对杀生丸的喜爱,还有……啊,那边,看那边,已经有热情的读者跑来要和我拥抱了,他手里还拿着刀和……什么!刀?!(抱头,逃) 
T: First of all, I have to say that the above statements were not made by Takahashi Rumiko, but I, the chief author of Sesshoumaru Maru FAN. So basically this interview is fictional. It is my personal speculation on how I view Takahashi’s creation. So if anyone has any objection, don’t take it to Takahashi, please feel free to talk with me. Finally, I thank you on behalf of Takahashi Rumiko sensei for all the fan support and love for Sesshoumaru, and…ah…look over there! There is already an enthusiastic reader who is running over to give me a hug, and he is even holding a sword in his hand……WHAT! SWORD?! (Escaping) 

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My point of view: Wow! Rumiko approved fans point of view about Sesshoumaru and Rin's future! Haha that's the most happier thing I like from this interview.

Again I am so happy to get to read this so once again thanks Kiko  for all her hard work.

*Please remember to credit Kiko  if you wish to share this translated interview. Value what she did for us. *

Thank you for all your co-operation :aww:

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