---What kind of impression of Cross do you have, sensei?
“Because Cross is the one closest to the truth, he lives hiding bitter things... He’s a person with hardships because he’s a person who deals with the secret agreement he made with the 14th in his own way. Because of this, the way Cross lets off steam is incredible (laughs). Because he unwillingly got involved with the 14th and got saddled with trouble (smiles wryly).”
---What visual aspect do you pay most attention to?
“The balance...is difficult. He’s difficult to sketch. He has a lot of hair and the ends of his hair curl up. I draw those curls by turning my wrist; they’re difficult to draw. I always upset the balance, flip the paper and redraw him again. To me, Cross’ curls are annoying (smiles wryly). But his facial expressions are easy because he lives and acts on instinct (laughs).”
---What does Cross think about Allen?
“To tell the truth, he thinks Allen is quite cute. He tried to empathize as little as possible with Allen, but after Cross’ true feelings slipped out when they talked together at the new Headquarter Allen was cute, I think. I think Cross regards Allen as his own child. I think he loves Allen’s dark side (laughs). That’s why he likes picking on Allen more and more. He is angry about the time when Allen hit him with Tim though. That definitely hurt (smiles wryly).”
---What is his image-color?
“Red. The red of a flame. Krory’s color is blood red, but Cross’ is fire red. I have this image of him setting his surroundings on fire just by talking (laughs).”
---What’s in store for Cross?
“It’s unknown whether he’s alive or death so... But a younger Cross will appear in flashbacks when I’ll draw about the 14th’s story. Please look forward to seeing his connection to the 14th being explained.”