m1m1r asked: Hey, you mentioned Future Boy Conan as a major influence on Steven Universe in an interview a month or two ago, and that got me to start watching the whole thing with my sister. We've got 3 episodes left. This is the best show. The influence - mostly the way that Conan, Lana, and Jimsy grow over time, and the lack of any clear-cut villains (My sister is shipping Monsley and Dr. Lao's traitorous aide from episode 10.) are already clear in Steven Universe. So, thanks for the recommendation, man.
That show is a massive influence on me, it’s for sure one of the best animated shows I’ve ever seen. It was definitely a big influence on the development of SU, our lead designer Danny Hynes is also a big fan of it and other 70s anime. I’m glad you like it, I’m really shocked that its not more popular (among Miyazaki fans especially!)