On the 51st episode of Horie Yui’s solo radio show, Horie Yui no Tenshi no Tamago, the staff celebrated her birthday by preparing a set of surprises for her. One of the surprises was decorating the room with flags, posters and other fanfare, to which she was screeching in surprise at the start of the radio when she walked into the booth. The second was presents, which included a bottle of champagne to drink on the show and the final one was… Mystery phone calls connecting her to listeners of the radio show.
Well most of them were listeners of the show at least…
This is from /quite/ a while ago on September the 21st on 2003 with Horie Yui just reaching her 27th birthday. [Or the tenth aniversary of her 17th birthday if you prefer hohoho]
I’ve added the snippet of the radio so follow along!
- Birthday special!
Horie(Reading out the script): “Starchild Hour, Horie Yui’s Tenshi no Tamago! Tonight we’ll be doing a… Birthday… Special… H-How exciting…”
Horie: Umm… I really have no idea what’s coming up next so… Until someone gives me some instructions I can’t really do anything… Well for now I’ll just drink some champagne…
*Phone starts ringing*
Horie: Mmm? What are you doing? Who are you calling?? *Nervous laugh* What are you doing?! Who are you calling!?? Who are you calling?!?!
*Phone gets picked up*
??: Konbanten! (The radio’s greeting, a mixture of “konbanwa[good afternoon]” and the “ten” in “Tenshi no Tamago”)
Horie: Ah! Konbanten!
??: Ah I’m from Tokyo and my TenTama name(Pen name used for the show) is Tomo-san.
Horie: Ah, hi!
Tomo-san: Hi, happy birthday!
Horie: Oh, thanks! *laughs* Wait a moment– Umm, sorry about this but I haven’t been told anything so umm… Thanks.
Tomo-san: I’ll always be supporting you, good luck with everything!
Horie: Ah thanks! Umm, thank you and… See you again! Thanks!
Horie: What are you doing?! Why are you just calling random people?! Hold on, wait wait, *laughs* Why are you calling random listeners of the radio?! Why?! Stop! Why??
- Second phone call!
*Phone starts ringing again*
Horie: Huh?! Why?
??: Hello who is this calling?
Horie: Er, hi this is Horie Yui.
??: Ah, konbanten~
Horie: Eh? Konbanten!
Horie: Huh, did you know about the call beforehand??
??: Huh?? Umm… *laughs* This is a shock!
??: You surprised me.
Horie: “Surprised”? *laughs*
??: Well of course I would be!
*They both laugh*
Horie: Huh? Wasn’t this supposed to be a surprise for me only??
??: Nope I’m also surprised here.
Horie: Same here–
??: Ah, congratulations on your birthday!
Horie: Oh, umm, ah, thanks! Well please message the radio again~
*Phone call ends*
Horie: Huh? What is this?! Why are you calling random people! Hey! Will I be doing this for the whole time?? Huh?? What kind of people are you calling??
Staff: The next one is a home number.
Horie: Huh? Home number?
- Third phone call!
Horie: Ah, hello?
Horie: Umm this is Horie Yui…
??: Konbanten~ Happy birthday! I’m Maaya!
Horie: Thanks! ..Hmm??
Maaya: Happy birthday!
Horie: Thank you, umm… Err.. Thank you.
Horie: What was your TenTama name?
Maaya: Ah, it’s Maaya~
Horie: Maaya-san? Eh? How old are you?
Maaya: Eh? 14 years old~
Horie: Huh? 14?! That’s a surprise *laughs* Wait a moment! Umm, really thank you!
Horie: What is this?! Umm well thanks a lot!
Maaya: No problem!
Horie: Ahh, well is it alright if we do this?
Horie: Aiming at your heart—
Maaya: Angel Beam! [Catch phrase of the radio]
*They both laugh*
Horie: Thanks! Thanks so much!
Maaya: Not at all~
Horie: With that, please continue to support the radio~
Horie: Thank you for the birthday wishes~
Horie: Wow! Everyone says “konbanten”! *Laughs* They’re some great listeners! They’ve been listening to me talk about nothing on this show for a year! The whole time! There are actually people who have! *laughs* We’re over our 50th episode aren’t we *laughs* Listening to over 50 episodes… That’s great~
*Phone starts ringing…*
Maaya was just a random listener but a 14 year old listener must have really given her a shock haha.
- Fourth call! Wait does this voice sound familiar….?
Horie: Ah, hello! My name is Horie Yui…
??: Hmm? …Nice to meet you~
Horie: Nice to meet you~
??: Umm congratulations on your birthday~
Horie: Thank you! Umm, could I have your name?
??: *laughs* …Tamura Yukari.
*Horie screams in laughter, Yukarin laughs as well*
Horie: No way!!! *laughs* No wayyy!!
*They both laugh*
Horie: Yukari-tan!! What are you doing?!?!
Yukari: I don’t know! I just randomly got this call out of nowhere and it was you and it was your birthday and all–
Horie: As if!! You’re lying!!
Yukari: It’s true!
Horie: *laughs* Just earlier we were…! Why didnt you say anything!?
Yukari: Huh?! Of course I wouldn’t say anything! *laughs*
Yukari: As if I could say something about this!
Horie: We were just together earlier too!
Yukari: Wait, ah! Yeah, I wanted to give you a surprise on this special day~ Yeah that’s it.
Horie: *Laughs* What a surprise! Oh and… Sorry for not recognising you from your voice! *laughs*
Yukari: That’s horrible!
Horie: Sorry! Wait, a lot has been happening, I’ll tell you about it later *laughs*
Horie: But we just saw each other earlier! Why didn’t you tell me!!
Yukari: I wouldn’t! I was actually grinning about this the whole day today!
Horie: You were! *laughs* I thought you were grinning about something else!
Yukari: *laughs* Well I was grinning at other things as well though~
Horie: You were grinning the whole time! Eh from when were you lying to me? Oh? Yukari-tan’s photos are here in the room? *laughs*
Yukari: *laughs* Yeah, they’re for your birthday present!
Horie: This? This photo? The poster? Ah, when was it being released? September the…. Third! Nemureru—Nemurenu Yoru ni Tsukamaete—[Tamura Yukari's fifth single] Ah it’s already out!
Yukari: Ah I just gave you it didn’t I?
Horie: Yeah you gave it to me *laughs*
Yukari: You don’t need it now! Give it back!
Horie: No- wait–
Yukari: Give it back!
Horie: I won’t! *laughs* I’m happy to have it~ but wait, I was gonna give you something as well but I forgot *laughs*
Yukari: Give it back! I’ll give yours back as well! That thing with the CD. *laughs*
Horie: The big one right? *laughs* No, no no! But your single’s been released right?? I’ll play it on the radio today! …Sorry I don’t know if it’s actually okay for me to do that though *laughs*
Horie: Sorry! I’ll play it for three months!
Yukari: Isn’t that a bit too much?
Horie: No, but I haven’t been told a thing about today!
Horie: Then suddenly I’ve been told to do all these things and I’m so confused!
Yukari: Hmm… Well play nice with everyone there~!
Horie: Umm.. I… Will… Oh, Yukari-tan?
Horie: Aiming at your heart—?
Yukari: An—Horessu! [Yukarin just makes up something random lol]
*They both laugh*
Horie: You started saying it for a moment there didn’t you?
*They both laugh*
Yukari: I won’t say it!
Yukari: Can I say it then?
Horie: Say what?
Yukari: Your catchphrase.
Yukari: Aiming at your heart—
Horie: Angel Beam… Right?
Yukari: You’re not putting much energy into it…
*They both laugh*
Horie: Wait you’re wrong! It’s that… Well thanks though Yukari-tan!
Yukari: Not at all~ Do your best~
Horie: Thanks~ I’ll mail you later~ *laughs*
Yukari: *laughs* Okay~ See you later then~
Horie: See you~
Yukari: Bye bye~
Horie: Bye bye~
Horie: Right and so that was Tamura Yukari with a release date of September the third for Nemurenu Yoru wo Tsukamaete *laughs* Thanks Yukari-tan! Ahh what a surprise! What was that?! She didn’t say a thing to me! We were with each other just earlier! Just earlier! *laughs* Well with that I’ll put on a song, released on September the third *laughs* Tamura Yukari-san’s Nemurenu Yoru wo Tsukamaete.
Hocchan’s reaction upon finding out it was Yukarin on the other side of the line was priceless lol! You could so hear Yukarin’s mischievous thinking start clicking into action when she realised Hocchan had no idea who it was once Horie introduced herself to her ahaha. These two are so close, I’ve said this elsewhere before but although Nana x Yukarin is super popular due to Nanoha and all that… Yui x Yukarin is where true love lies! ♥
On a side note, one thing I love about these topic focused posts rather than the normal radio posts is that I get the chance to write about other seiyuu I haven’t quite written anything about on the blog at all. Horie Yui was pretty much the first seiyuu I’ve ever followed so she has a special place in my heart <3.
Also I get to stick the audio on the post so people can follow along~ Actually this is a good time to address a point I’ve been wanting to talk about for a while, I don’t really like attaching radio episodes here due to a few reasons:
1. Links break!
2. I don’t always save the radio onto my computer.
3. They sell these things…
But radio snippets are different so I’ve got no qualms about sticking them up here~