Hey all, we're bringing you something special today: a summary of a print interview with Kono. What makes it special? Well…nothing really. It's like an online Famitsu interview, but it's marginally harder to look up words.
But before we get to the interview, there was also a feature on the city of Selatapura, where the space elevator is located.
“The city which developed into the great hub of the orbital elevator, Selatapura”
Seaside Selatapura, which possesses the gigantic orbital elevator, is a massive port city located on the tip of the near equatorial Gunther Peninsula in the southern part of the Usean Continent. As if to overcome the hardships following the Continental War (the conflict depicted in 04), it has seen remarkable economic development in recent years, and many buildings of futuristic design rise from the city's heart.
 Besides the clusters of buildings, one may also see the stadium and Ferris Wheel, as well as the distinctively shaped convention center in the city's heart. At the end of the ocean-spanning bridge adjoining the groups of buildings is the shape of the sky-piercing orbital elevator.  Selatapura, which is also on a major maritime traffic lane, sees many ships coming and going, and the container yards on its coastal area spread wide.
Photographic scenes of the daytime scenery of Selatapura, the sun peering in through gaps in the clouds. Beautiful scenes of a sky dyed in madder red are here published. The time of day differs within the same scene, so will missions vary with different times in the same location? We ask Kono about these details directly in our interview, so check for yourself on the following pages.
 Selatapura’s climate is a tropical one. The atmospheric conditions are rough due to the humid atmosphere, and it’s often covered in thick clouds.
 Not only does the climate shift, but there are changes from time of day in this work as well. With the changing weather and time, you can experience different fights on the same stage.
Another fine Famitsu interview. What struck me is how personally Kono seems to be taking the whole thing. That, and the comment implying just how many of these ostensibly small features went beyond the initial plan. Indeed, there may well be a connection between these two things.
Anyway, as always, feel free to ask questions or comment either on this post or in our discord.