Have any of you guys, like, seen Onoda’s voice actor?
You adorable perfect child.
My little heart was aching when the curtains fell down because I thought, this couldn’t be the last time I saw Kaji Yuki right?!
And then Suyama Akio and Ishitsuka Katashi came out.
Apparently they always do some kind of talk in between the real program points at Omaera events. They were reading some letters from the fans and answered some questions. They worked really well as a combo and were quite funny but since all my brain could think of was Kaji Yuki I didn’t pay that much attention x) Sorry~
So after about 15 minutes, a heart-shaped balloon popped out on the side of the stage giving them the signal that the other seiyuu’s are ready.
The curtain rose again and on the middle of the stage were a single microphone. Hiyama and Morikawa enters and the older ladies in the crowd screamed x) When Morikawa entered the lady beside me tried to keep her composure but she let out a big “Kyaaaa~” Can’t blame her, Morikawa is ageing very well! And his voice is so soothing x)
They did some casual talking, a little bit in manzai-style.
Morikawa told us an episode about his car. About two weeks earlier it had snowed shitloads in Tokyo (well, it was pretty bad up in Sendai also were I live) and when he was trying to get home, his rental car didn’t start so he had to phone the rental-company in the middle of the night and ask for advice.
He and Hiyama then proceeded to do some funny noises imitating Morikawa’s poor car.
He was apparently told he’d have to check the engine. Morikawa has never done that earlier apparently so he had some troubles since his car was an electronic one and he had to pull out the “plug” (sorry, I can’t really explain, I suck at car terminology xD)
But when he did, the whole car basically shut down and he couldn’t get back in since he has one of those *beep-beep* keys. Hiyama was then all like “Dude, didn’t you have a regular key?!”
And Morikawa was all like, “why should I use a key when I can use the *beep-beep*? But now I realize that it was a mistake…”
He then said something that he is a family-restaurant seiyuu that often goes to Royal Host (a restaurant chain) to eat after work and he went there till he could go home with his car.
Hiyama then said that the agencies had warned them not to take their cars to work since they could get hurt or stuck in traffic. But being the adventurer he his Hiyama of course couldn’t help but be rebellious and took his car anyway. And clearly Paku Romi (MY QUEEN!!) also went against her agency and came racing on to the car park, totally awing Hiyama because Paku Romi is a badass!
In between the talks the staff came out with pink plastic bears with all the participating seiyuus signs on them. I’m not sure but I think it was only members of the Heaven’s Door fanclub that could get them, since I think you had to send in a postcard via the fanclub. Hiyama and Morikawa themselves went out into the audience to hand the bears over in person.
One of the mails asked said that the person who invented the dummy head microphone is a genius and the both agreed but working with a dummy head is really difficult.
For example that you have to move around according to the numbers on the floor and you can’t have accessories on or if you breathe too close into the mic it’ll cause unnecessary noise.
And ofcourse the usual talk that the dummy head is an ugly fucker xD But Morikawa said that before it became a head, in the early days, they used two microphones basically taped together x)
The seiyuus often joke about that the dummy head is so ugly, Morikawa said that his dummy head mic once was a female mannequin doll head. But according to Morikawa that was even more obscure x)
What surprised me the most was the great extends these seiyuus go for our pleasure. Morikawa said that when it’s time to record a bed-scene, several directors ask him to LAY THE MICROPHONE DOWN ON THE FLOOR and LIE DOWN NEXT TO IT! He then demonstrated on the microphone they had on the stage that he’s been asked to straddle the microphone and when the character go down on the “girl” he have to go down on the microphone!
Everyone was dying of laughter at this point xDD
Another one of the postcard said that the sender wanted Hiyama to scream her name x) Of course Hiyama obeyed!
Morikawa and Hiyama are really funny but I was seriously getting worried I wouldn’t get to see Kaji and Shimono before they ended the event. But then Morikawa said: Let’s bring out our guests once again! And my heart stopped!!
Please look forward to part three! I’ll try to post it later tonight! :D Lots of ShimoKaji happenings to come! :D