Yuki Kajiura: The interesting thing is that, recently, anisong has developed commercial value, so it’s a different situation now. When it comes to the difference between anime music and modern, live-action film, sometimes anisong has a commercial value that live action scores don’t have. I think music and anime have the power to bring out emotions and feelings unconsciously when they’re presented together to the audience, so it’s important that I communicate with the director a lot beforehand. I read the script and make sure I understand the director’s intention — the elements he wants to put in and what kind of emotions or feelings will be created as a result. I really prefer to work with directors this way, and we’re able to create something powerful when we collaborate.