A new radio show on April with Hosoya Yoshimasa and Yasumoto Hiroki as personalities
*insert fangirling scream*
Q: What roles do you think you’re good at?
Hosoya: A character that has no mother but is yearning for her…maybe? I can’t really say I’d be good at a character like that but I can at least understand the feeling.
*hear my heart breaking to little bits and pieces* Niisan, can I just hug you right now? T^T
you are in college
you are female
you have a pretty good idea of what you want to do with your life
you are short (under 5’4)
you text a lot
you are single
you like a lot of different kinds of music
you are close with your mom
you don’t have a job
you have a horrible fear of bees
you have quite a few guilty pleasures (*coughdramacdscough*)
you don’t have many scars
you stay up late
you dye your hair
you enjoy iced coffee
you drink occasionally
you like to shop
your grades are fairly good
you are lazy
you prefer facebook to myspace
you are paranoid
you have a dog
you would consider going to law school
you would consider plastic surgery of some kind
you are somewhat superstitious
your first name is short (4 letters or less)
you have/had a piercing other than ears
you are not very athletic
you watch a lot of television
you read a lot
you get nervous easily
you have blue eyes
you are disorganized
you feel that you are friendly
you donate time or money to charitable organizations
you don’t hear very well
you are pale
you have a tumblr (no I don’t, LOL)
people ask for your advice
you also ask for advice a lot
you like sushi
you’ve been out of the country
you have a food allergy
you sleep with a stuffed animal
summer is your favorite season
your birthday is in the spring
your parents are divorced
you have moved multiple times
people think you are funny
but you have a weird sense of humor
you carry a purse
you think a lot
you seem shy, but only when you first meet someone
you like parties
something on your body hurts right now
you have a sensitive nose
you often have strange dreams
you are a bit on the hyper side
album covers + bonus illustration appreciation post for one of the best drama CD series in existence :)
Morikubo Shoutarou; Over the Years
Excerpts from CHAIN REACTION Character Talk
Mini 4 Fighter (Bakusou Kyoudai Let’s & Go!!) 1996
It goes without saying that this was my debut role. [I had so many lines that] later the sound director who hired me said, “If I knew it was a role that spoke this much, I wouldn’t have let you do it” (laughs). But I was trained a lot because of this work, and without a doubt it was the role that became my foundation stone.
Musica (RAVE) 2000
I hadn’t voiced a manly character in a while besides Orphen [Majutsushi Orphen, 1998], and Musica is even more straightforward and cool. Because he’s a type of character I didn’t play much, and because I’m a fan of the original work, I was really happy to voice him.
Kirihara Akaya (Prince of Tennis) 2001
Kirihara came out earlier in the series than his other teammates, in one scene only [T/N: the scene where he fell asleep in the bus, missed his stop, and ended up in Seigaku]. To tell you the truth, I thought my work was done there (laughs). Didn’t think I’d continue doing him for this long. I have a lot of things in common with Kirihara. He’s friendly with his seniors, cheeky toward them, and because I’m also friendly with other seiyuus in the series, it’s easy to say those cheeky lines… (laughs)
Amano Ginji (Get Backers) 2002
Ban’s Nobutoshi Canna-san played the main character in my earlier series Roads Tousenki, and at that time he’d been really scary (laughs). That’s why at first I was like, “I don’t want to” (laughs), but afterward we became a combi, we did radio together, we went to a lot of interviews together, and I was being spoiled by him. Later on I confessed, “You were so scary that I disliked you” (laughs). But we’ve been great friends ever since.
Nara Shikamaru (Naruto) 2002
Actually I went to the audition aiming to be Naruto. But then I was given the wrong script from on top of the pile. When told to do Shikamaru, I was like, “Who’s that!?” while panicking and trying to do the character on spot, I don’t remember how I did it (laughs). Though something like that happened, Shikamaru has now become a character that I really love.
One time, I was told to do a narration for a Naruto game commercial. The thing was, I had to do it as Shikamaru. I said, “(with a lazy voice) XX game is now on sale,” and at that time I felt really terrible (laughs).
Narugami (Matantei Loki RAGNAROK) 2003
Narugami was really easy to do, and he was the first character where I did a synchro to—when voicing him, I really acted [moved/changed facial expressions] just as he did. There was a scene where Narugami crashed so hard while seizing his sword, that time I was in synchro and I really felt as much pain as the drawing.
Shigeno Goro (MAJOR) 2005
When taking the audition for this series, I was aiming for Goro, while Morita (Masakazu) was going for Toshiya. But at the audition, I was told to do Toshiya and Morita did Goro, it was a strange audition. When my office called and said, “You got a role in MAJOR! As Shigeno Goro!” I went, “That can’t be right, go confirm it again! I didn’t do him at the audition!” (laughs)
Kadaj (Final Fantasy VII Advent Children) 2005
Kadaj is a difficult character—his movements, facial expressions, and what he’s really thinking are all over the place. There were 4 lines that the director made me redo for hours. He didn’t OK me no matter how many times I tried, and just when I thought, “I can’t do it,” finally he gave me an OK. It was a valuable experience.
Okita Souji (Hakuouki) 2010
Hakuouki’s script was easy to understand, it could make you cry, and not to mention it was interesting! When reading the dying scene, I was all in tears…
I thought of Okita as, “Aah, this person is aloof and speaks with harsh words, but inside he has a mature side and another side that’s full of spirit, yet he doesn’t show them,” and the character came naturally to me. I know a lot of people who’s acted as Okita, and for myself, he’s a character that’s different from others that I’ve ever played.
Hanamura Yosuke (Persona 4) 2011
Recording for this series has always been fun, the cast list is full of weird people like (Yamaguchi) Kappei-senpai (laughs), it’s always loud in the studio, we’re all good friends with each other.
Not to mention, in the series, there are a lot of scenes that make you think, “This is really good!” and can make you cry. Hanamura Yosuke whom I play is a good character too, if it’s him I feel like I can act even when asleep (laughs). He is the role that I don’t need to act the most. Maybe I’m just like him… Namikawa (Daisuke)-kun who plays Narukami Yuu also says the same.
Kotobuki Reiji (Uta no Prince-sama) 2012
Kotobuki Reiji is a senior idol who’s gone through his peak. Although he’s an idol, he smells like Showa [older Japanese period] (laughs). He’s a character who’s easy to do and I synchro a lot with him. Reiji looks like just another playful character, but there are scenes where he’s really serious about his work. He’s really stupid, he’s really earnest. Even for someone stupid like him, there are things that he’s considerate with. Playing a mature side of him like that is unexpectedly fun.
Wow, that’s a lot xD
2. As old as Damassu xD
8. Philippines! :)
12. Oh gosh, my last dream? I rarely remember dreams when I wake up. The last one I remember vaguely was a certain male seiyuu talking in English…but I couldn’t remember who he is now :P
33. What I typically have for breakfast, that is, when I’m not in a rush to get one, I’d have rice and something to go with it, or breakfast cereals xD
46. Phlegmatic-melancholic combi
52. Favorite food…depending on the day, recenly it’s potatoes and pizza xD
53. Favorite foreign food: recently I’m into Korean fried chicken and kimbap. Oh, I like Japanese karaage curry too :)
96. How did I get my name…as for my tumblr url, it’s a mixture of “kanade” meaning, to play music and “caecilius” which is apparently a name of a patron saint of music?
Really want to talk to me?? *panics* uhm, h-h-h-hi! *shy wave*
1. My middle name (does this refer to second name?) is Jean ;)
14. Am I psychic in any way?! Hmm…I…don’t know? I don’t think so…^^;
22. Ever got in trouble with the law…maybe with law subject, yes. haha xD
87. I keep a journal, yes :)
Hmm, let’s see…
1. I started taking note of the voices behind an anime I watch back when I was in elementary
2. I play the violin and a little bit of piano
3. I have two brothers who know how big of a seiyuu fan I am. Because I keep talking about seiyuus at home, my youngest brother now knows quite a number of names now and recognizes them when we watch anime —> he’d sometimes convince me to watch an anime by stating the cast xD
4. I’m a sucker for Japanese accents/dialects. When I hear a dialect I’ve never heard before, I check the map.
5. Perabu started it all…and I’ve been a fan of Hosoya Yoshimasa since xD
That was fun, thanks! :)