Goichi "Suda51" Suda is a man known for doing his own thing. From otaku assassin Travis Touchdown in No More Heroes to the multiple personalities of Killer7's Harman Smith, Suda's characters have always been off the wall, and his latest creation, Lollipop Chainsaw's zombie-culling cheerleader Juliet Starling, is no exception. But Suda's not just about going for the oddest thing he can think of.
Speaking to Push Square this past weekend, Suda reflected on the balance between out-there ideas and the reality of selling a product to publishers, retailers and consumers:
I always think about something that attracts people’s attention. Not all craziness is good, so [I aim for] something that attracts people, and people can see that attraction not necessarily as “craziness.”
Suda also spoke of influences from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, his collaboration with Hollywood writer James Gunn and which musician he'd most like to work with. Tune in later today for the full interview.