Hanazawa Kana’s birthday episode of HitoKana! Last year they had Taketatsu Ayana come on and this year it’s… Hikasa Youko!! Interestingly this episode was recorded live, which is a first for HitoKana IIRC. Kana laughs that everyone will hear the parts that are usually cut out :D
- Lol Kana was talking to a substitute writer in the room the whole time for about 15 minutes, explaining that the usual writer being absent for the time. Kana described the substitute writer as “a woman with long hair holding an iPad” and she stayed silent and just communicated to Kana through writing and I was wondering why she was talking to the writer a lot more than usual and… It turns out that it was Hikasa all the time long ahaha. It all makes sense now, I rewinded back to relisten to the whole segment with the thought in mind that it was Hikasa ahaha. Ah… She dropped so many hints and I only realised it near the end OTL.
Kana: Our normal writer is back and with that, good job substitute writer! You can talk now!
Hikasa: SERIOUSLY! SERIOUSLY! I THOUGHT I WOULD EXPLODE!
Hikasa: I was called in to guest and then what is this substitute writer thing?! I was just told about it right before we started! Seriously! I never realised not being able to talk would be so stressful!
Kana: You can talk as much as you want now.
Hikasa: I will! A-I-U-E-O-A-I-U-E-O-A-I-U-E-O—
Kana: *laughs* Calm down!!
Kana: And so with that, here’s our guest! Hikasa Youko!
- Apparently RADIO IS has the same writer as HitoKana :O
- Being silent is suffering.
Kana: How was it like being a writer?
Hikasa: Really stressful.
*They both laugh*
Kana: But you know how there are comedians who become writers right?
Hikasa: I’m not a comedian!! Seriously, as a seiyuu… I realised that I really do love to talk, thank you everyone!
Hikasa: It made me realise how grateful I am to be a seiyuu, lets increase my workload! I’m counting on you Bunka Housou! [The name of the radio station hosting HitoKana, as well as a whole heap of other seiyuu and music artist radio shows.]
Kana: Ah right! Digistar has ended already hasn’t it? *laughs*
Hikasa: Shut up! They changed personalities! *laughs*
Kana: Huh? Really?? It’s still going?
Lol yeah Digistar still continues but with different personalities, Ikeda Yuuko and Hioka Natsumi. I’m guessing the reason they replaced them was due to how big Oogame Asuka and Hikasa are now as seiyuu, especially since Digistar needed them to be there for three hours.
- The reason why they brought Hikasa on to guest was due to Kana naming her as the person she’s become the closest with in this year <3
Kana: Yup. I’ve really been in your care from ROKYUBU.
Hikasa: No, no! I have as well! *laughs*
Kana: What’s with that laugh *laughs*
Hikasa: But this last year I’ve really been meeting up with you a lot~
- Hidaka Rina, Hikasa’s successor!
Kana: We’ve been talking with one another a lot recently in Inuboku SS.
Kana: Along with Rina-chan.
Hikasa: From a highschool girl’s point of view, a 26 year old must seem like an old woman… Which is what we talked about *laughs*
Kana: *laughs* We did talk about that.
Hikasa: And somehow it lead into me seeming like a talkative crappy old hag. *laughs*
Kana: *laughs* That’s some bad language!
Hikasa: It is!
Kana: Inuboku recordings are always filled with bad language aren’t they *laughs*
Hikasa: *laughs* It really is!
Kana: And within all that, Hidaka Rina-chan is the pure one who refutes the old hag thing.
Hikasa: Saying *high voice* “Not at all! You’re not one at all!”
Kana: And she’s slowly becoming like you as well.
Hikasa: Yeah she’s my successor after all!
*They both laugh*
Kana: How weird is that!
Kana: She’s starting to tsukkomi at all sorts of things now.
Hikasa: Yeah… Rina-chan… That girl is a capable one.
Kana: And she’s starting to fangirl over girls as well!
Hikasa: Yeah she is! She’s following us three… Hanazawa Kana, Hikasa Youko and Iguchi Yuka. She’s starting to get infected. *laughs*
Kana: *laughs* She is! This is bad! And Ogura Yui-chan is the only one who’s like a character from another dimension *laughs*
I’ve actually been hearing about Hidaka working towards being like Hikasa’s cheery and humorous personality from around when ROKYUBU first started and it somehow became said along the way that she was gonna try and be her successor lol.
- The first time Kana met Hikasa was in Sketchbook ~Full Colors~ :O That was over four years ago. Kana mentions that she was 19 at the time and that it was Hikasa’s main character debut role. It looks like they’ve gone out to eat together at the time along with Shimono Hiro :O
- Hikasa’s birthday present to Kana.
Hikasa: This year the staff told me to ready a proper birthday present for you.
Kana: Really?? What is it??
Hikasa: When I received the offer to come guest they also told me to buy you something and they’ll pay for it. They wanted me to do something about your sense of fashion!
Hikasa: They seriously said that!
Hikasa: Yup! So they were like “Hikasa-san, with your wonderful sense of fashion—”
Kana: THEY BETRAYED ME!
Hikasa: “We’re being serious”
Kana: So you’ll be improving my sense of fashion?
Hikasa: Yup! So with that, the concept of this present is “Clothes I want Hanazawa Kana to wear, produced by Hikasa Youko”!
Hikasa: You know how your clothes are always weird…
Kana: They were horrible to me today! They called the colour I’m wearing “The colour of raw meat”!
*The two of them laugh*
Hikasa: Salmon Pink!
Hikasa: So today is farewell to that Hanazawa-san!
Hikasa: You won’t ever be called out for wearing plain fashion with what I’ll give you!
Kana: Yeah Hiyocchi you’ve got a good sense of fashion don’t you?
Hikasa: Yup! So with that! Hanazawa Kana-san! Please put this on! *laughs* Chain mail! [LOL]
Kana: … *SCREAMS* WHAT IS THIS?!!! *laughs* WHAAT IS THISSS?!!! It’s nothing but spangles!!
Kana: Really?! This?! Wait I have to show this to everyone! How should I describe it?!
Hikasa: Well I bought this thinking that it looked like chain mail but in the seiyuu industry, the only person who could wear this would be Takahashi Chiaki-san. *laughs*
Kana: With that description, everyone should understand what this thing is like!
Hikasa: So lets have you change into it!
Kana: *laughs* THIS?! SERIOUSLY?!
Hikasa gives Kana another present, a top that she thought would fit Kana’s sense of fashion and Kana loved it, though Hikasa continued to laugh at how weird it is. Kana then agrees to wear the chain mail underneath the top she was given which results in…. This ahaha.Amusingly the file name of the image is the original name put on it by the radio staff, “変身！！” which translates to “TRANSFORMATION!!”. Incidentally, the file name for the other image from the blog at the top is “着る機会、あるかな～？？” which translates to “Will there be a chance to wear it sometime I wonder~??”.
- The two of them laugh that Hikasa wore spangled clothing as well for one of her ROKYUBU concert costumes lol. Hikasa murmurs “Lets pretend that never happened” when she remembers it ahaha.
Ahh the Hanazawa + Hikasa combination is as great as ever <3 I really wish there was more of these two on radio!
…Well I still have MoshidoRadio to work through so there’s still that :D
But I really loved this episode <3.
Also, I’m amused that when Hikasa came on to Toyosaki Aki’s radio for her birthday, Aki also named her as the seiyuu she’s become the closest with, I love how Hikasa becomes so close with so many people <3. I… Think I’ve said this before…?