What first got me interested in Sakura Ayane was when I heard she was a big fan of Hanazawa Kana (And I’d say big is an understatement now that I know how much of a fan she is!) and anyone who loves Hanazawa Kana is A-OK in my books :D I’m not sure how wide spread her love for Kana is but I’ve always wanted to write something about it!
I’ve gathered a few snippets for this post, the first one is from Moja-senpai & Sakura-kun. This was actually the first time I had heard Sakura on radio and was what instantly made me a fan of hers. The snippet was at the start of the radio show, instead of the two personalities doing a normal self-introduction the radio had a quiz: “The answer is Sakura/Moja!” where the question was information about the person asking the question, e.g. Sakura Ayane would ask something like: Q: “Which seiyuu is SUPER interested in yuri?” A: Sakura Ayane.
This was after Tone had said his quiz questions so it was Sakura’s turn.
Sakura: Which seiyuu is SERIOUSLY wishing for the day that her dog will start speaking with Hanazawa Kana’s voice??? *creepy laugh* Tone: Err, your inner feelings are leaking out… *laughs* *Sakura laughs even more creepily* Tone: Your desires and delusions are coming out! Sakura: *kukikikikiiii* (weird creepy laugh ahaha) Tone: Kukikiki?? I’ve never heard a laugh like that before! *Sakura laughs* Tone: But what is this? Sakura: The dog’s owner is a BIG FAN OF HANAZAWA KANA-CHAN! *Tone laughs* Tone: This is amazing *laughs* Your otaku scent is coming off really strongly. Especially in the way you talk about your interests. *Sakura laughs* Tone: So you mean something like your dog voiced by Hanazawa Kana-chan? Sakura: Yup! The dog’s name is Chiko. It would be like Chiko (CV: Hanazawa Kana). Tone: Like it’s barking would be like “Woof woof!” in Hanazawa’s voice? Sakura: No! One day it’ll talk like a person to me in Hanazawa Kana’s voice! Tone: Oh Sakura: Like “Is it time to eat~?” Tone: Huh? Sakura: Or “Throw me the ball~” Tone: …Eh? Sakura: Or “Play with me~” THAT WOULD BE SO GOOD!!!! *crazy laugh* Tone: … Sakura: So which seiyuu do you think it is?! Tone: …Well there’s really nothing else to say but… Sakura Ayane-san right? Sakura: Yup! *Sings and plays with the “Correct” sound effect* Tone: Calm down!! *The two of them laugh* Tone: Alright I understand that you really do love Hanazawa Kana now. Sakura: Yup, the answer was Sakura Ayane but seriously Hanazawa Kana is my type of person!
I was so surprised when I found out that Sakura was only 17 at the time! AND HER LOVE FOR HANAZAWA KANA WAS AMAZING.
Moving on though, Sakura had actually sent a message to Kana’s Hitori de Dekiru Kana radio a couple of months before. Something amusing to note is that Sakura is known to act completely different around Kana, instead of that crazy cheery personality she normally has she’s a lot more subdued around Kana~
HitoKana used to have a Shuwatch corner (a Shuwatch is a little toy with buttons. The aim of the game is to press the buttons as fast as you can within a time limit). Kana had a high score of 181 and the radio sent the little toy around to other seiyuu/singers to have them challenge her score although no one had been able to beat her. Note that Sakura isn’t actually there talking to Kana, it’s a prerecorded message that Kana comments on while it’s being played.
Kana: So who will be on this corner today? And will they be able to beat my record? The person that the staff managed to grab this time is… *Recording starts* Sakura: Good afternoon! I’ll be taking the Shuwatch challenge today, I’m Sakura Ayane. Kana: Ah! It’s Ayane-chan! Sakura: I’ll be doing the challenge to see how long I can promote what I’m working on. This is the first time I’ve played with the Shuwatch so I’ll try my best to break Hanazawa-san’s record. Kana: She’s really young! I think she’s 17 years old? Sakura: I’ve always been listening in to Hitori de Dekiru Kana Kana: Oh?? Really?!? Sakura: When Teramoto Yukika-chan guested I was pretty envious of her! You’re a senpai that I admire~ Kana: She’s 17 years old! Ahh how cute! Sakura: When I passed by you the other day at Bunka Housou (Where they record many radio shows) you waved at me, I’m not sure if you remember that… Kana: I remember! Sakura: But that made me really happy! *Kana laughs* Sakura: It made me want to try my best! Kana: It made her want to try her best?? *laughs* *Recording ends*
Kana: Well it looks like today’s challenger is Sakura Ayane! Hooray! She’s 17 years old! She’s cute! Cute! *laughs* It’s important so I made sure to say it twice! We were in OreImo together~ We’ve also eaten out together after OreImo’s recordings a couple of times. I’ve chatted with her a bit when we meet. She’s a really gentle and quiet girl~ [LOL] She’s got an atmosphere around her~ She’s a cute girl. But… She’s listening in to HitoKana! I never imagined there’d be a HitoKana listener in I’m Enterprise!(Sakura Ayane’s seiyuu agency) It makes me happy though! Is it okay with me doing that Kurage-chan corner… (…Basically a corner on the radio where Kana takes requests from listeners to act out crazy things lol)
There are actually students from A&G Academy watching today as well… Is it alright to do that corner in front of them?*laughs* I guess it’s okay! They should know that sometimes they’ll have to do stuff like this on radio! *laughs*
Well back to the Shuwatch, lets see how she goes! *Recording plays again*
*Sakura does the Shuwatch challenge, it sounds like she’s going pretty fast* Kana: Oh? I wonder how she’ll go! It sounds like she’s going really fast! *Sakura yells near the end* Kana: Eh?? What happened?? *laughs* Sakura: The result is… 210! *laughs* Kana: WHAAAAAT?!?!??! Sakura: Wow! I didn’t really get it but I got this number! I’m pretty happy about that! *Recording ends* *Kana is speechless* Kana:*laughs* Hey… Umm… Does that mean that this is the end of this corner?? *laughs* This is hilarious! Well it looks like my record has finally been broken! *laughs* I’m no master at all anymore! And she got 210! Wow! This is it! This is the wave of the next generation! *laughs* 17 year olds are amazing… Well the rankings are looking like this now…
Champion: Sakura Ayane – 210
#1: Hanazawa Kana – 181
#2: Ono Daisuke – 165
This corner… Should be handled by Sakura Ayane-chan now right? Oh? From this episode onward it’ll be changed to “Shuwatch-lover Hanazawa Kana’s path to defeating Sakura Ayane!” *laughs* We’ll still get new challengers but I’m going to be trying to defeat Sakura Ayane’s record as well. As long as I don’t defeat her record, Sakura Ayane’s name will stay in the corner’s name.
… *Sakura has 210 seconds to promote herself… But runs out of things to say with 1 minute left to go….* Sakura: Ummm there’s still a minute to go! What should I do?? I’ll talk about my love for Hanazawa Kana-san! *laughs* Firstly her voice is so charming! It might be impolite to say this but it’s really a warm and wonderful voice! On top of this she is so beautiful! She’s cute and such a pretty person! Just watching her warms and cheers me up~ Uhh there’s still 10 seconds! Umm… I’ll do my very best so I can have a main role with you one day, so if you see me please say hi! This is Sakura Ayane! *Time runs out* *Kana laughs* Sakura: Rather than a self-promotion it ended as a confession *laughs* Sorry~ Kana: Ahh I was confessed to~ *laughs* Sakura: But I really hope to meet you in a recording studio one day! Kana: Me too! *Recording ends*
… Kana: I’ll have to do my best not to break her image of me… She’s listened to me on radio though… But it’s different to see it in person! If she saw me doing this crazy stuff that I do on radio her image of me would definitely change! I’ll have to protect it!
Fast forward a couple of years to Sakura’s birthday on January 29, 2013. One of the things Sakura’s radio with Yahagi Sayuri did to celebrate her birthday was by having a prerecorded message sent from a certain someone… Note: Sakura calls Yahagi “Paisen” a flipped “Senpai”.
Yahagi: Here’s the corner everyone’s been waiting for! Sakura Ayane’s holy birthday celebration! *Plops a birthday cake hat on Sakura* *Yahagi explains the rules, basically Sakura rolls the dice and depending on the number that comes out she gets a different present. E.g. (I can’t remember exactly what number was what so this is just a made up example) if Sakura rolled the number 2, she’d get a birthday cake, rolling the number 2 multiple times gets her multiple cakes.* Sakura: Umm, putting this hat aside… If I just have a cake and presents I’ll be fine… Yahagi: Shut up you. *Yahagi continues to explain that she can keep rolling the dice for more presents as much as time allows* *Sakura tries to roll the dice a couple of times before finally landing on the number 6* Sakura: 6! Yahagi: Number 6! Your present is a message from THAT person! Sakura: …That person? Who?? *Silent Snow, Hanazawa Kana’s song starts playing* Sakura: Who…? *Realises who’s song it is* WAIT A MOMENT! THIS IS—!! Aoi-chan: Sakura-san happy birthday! (It’s not Hanazawa Kana, it’s Aoi-chan[pseudonym], one of the staff for the radio ahaha, Sakura’s reaction is priceless!) Aoi-chan: You’re 19 years old? Ah you’re so young… Please come to me whenever you want to be more flashy about anything, you can only do it now at your age! I hope your last year as a teenager is a wonderful year~ *Recording ends* Yahagi: Happy birthday!! *claps and cheers* So who was that message from? Sakura: …A… A… Aoi-chan… Yahagi: Yep that was Aoi-chan’s birthday message! Thank you very much! Sakura: She was here just now! Yahagi: The BGM was– Sakura: Yeah the BGM!!! Yahagi: Hanazawa Kana. Sakura: It was!! Why!! WHYYY *cries*
- Sakura continues to roll the dice and then eventually hits number 6 again…
Sakura + Yahagi: Number 6! Yahagi: A message from THAT person! Sakura: Huh?? Again? Will it be the actual person this time?? *Recording plays* Saitou-shan: Sakura-san happy birthday. *The two of them laugh. The message is from Saitou-shan[pseudonym], another radio staff member known for rarely ever talking and when she does she speaks VERY softly* Saitou-shan: You’re 19 years old now… Congratulations… Sakura: I can’t hear her very well… Saitou-shan: I look forward to seeing your work in the future, farewell then. *The two of them laugh* Yahagi: “Farewell then”?!? Sakura: Chanco-san(The writer for the radio[pseudonym]) you wrote a script for her to read out didn’t you?! She just read it out didn’t she! Yahagi: Yeah but having her speak THIS much is so rare! I don’t think she’ll ever speak this much ever again! Sakura: I guess that’s true… Yahagi: You better thank her for it! Sakura: Thanks… *rolls the dice* Number 4, a present from Yahagi-san! *Everyone laughs*(This is actually the third or fourth? time that she’s hit number 4, she’s pretty much run out of presents to give lol) Yahagi: …Then as a present from me you can have that thing I prepared… The last one. Sakura: Huh? What is it? *Recording plays* Sakura: …Paisen? Kana: Yahagi Sayuri-san, Sakura Ayane-san and the listeners of the radio good afternoon, this is Hanazawa Kana! [LOL AT SAKURA'S REACTION] Yahagi: Good afternoon! Kana: Ayane-chan! Congratulations on your 19th birthday! Wow you’re still 19 years old! So young! How cute! *laughs* *Sakura buries her face in her hat, Yahagi tells her to stop* Kana: My biggest memory of Ayane-chan… If we’re talking about HitoKana it would be when she came on to that Shuwatch corner. She was really fast! She took the championship place from me *laughs* Also… You come to my live concerts don’t you Ayane-chan? You’re pretty much always there! *laughs* And now I’ve got some announcements to make… *laughs* Yahagi: Self promotion time! *Kana goes on to talk about the schedule of her lives and releases haha*
… Kana:According to Yahagi-shi, the Ayane-chan I know is different to how you normally act! *Sakura slaps Yahagi on the shoulder, how cute!* Kana: I want to see that Ayane-chan for myself one day! Let’s talk! Yahagi-shi is always coming on to HitoKana but Ayane-chan you should come on sometime too! So with that happy birthday! *Recording ends* Yahagi: Thank you Kana. And so that was a birthday message from Hanazawa Kana! What’s wrong? Sakura: That… I’ve always… Yeah! *Everyone laughs* Sakura: I’ve always wanted to see her again! I’ve always been listening to her songs in my iPhone! I was listening to it this morning! That person is saying my name!! *laughs* This is happiness!!! This is amazing! Amazing!! Thank you! Yahagi: …Umm… Sakura: I’m so glad I’m doing this radio with you! *laughs* Seriously! Yahagi: Yeah… You’re creeping me out…
… Sakura: I was so happy today! Yahagi: So how was the birthday special? Sakura: It was the best! IT WAS THE BEST Yahagi: Which part was your favorite? Sakura: Which… Part? …It… Was all good— Yahagi: Yeah Kana’s message for sure.
I love how Sakura hasn’t mentioned that she’s been attending Kana’s lives but has been there enough times for Kana to notice <3
I’m glad I finally got around to making this post, I’ve been in love with Sakura’s radio shows so much and I’ve always felt kinda bad that I never wrote anything big about her. Her love for Hanazawa really is wonderful, it’s nice to see Hanazawa on the receiving end this time!
The two of them have been interacting with one another far more this year though, definitely keep an eye out for more love from these two! :D
Random radio scribbles! I’m surprised I haven’t put these on here yet :o
- Itou Kanae goes to a pitching centre for her solo radio, 伊藤かな恵の夢かな？ラジオ #7, to try and throw a ball at 60 km/h.
The goal was originally 50 km/h but last episode, upon hearing that nano.RIPE’s vocalist Kimiko could throw at around 80, Kanae said that 50 was probably too easy and raised it to 60. She gave the reason that she had been in the Softball club too.
And so this episode when she actually went to measure her pitching speed she managed to reach… Only 43 km/h lol. She didn’t even reach the original goal of 50! Let alone her revised goal of 60 ahaha.
- From “ラジオ腐りかけ”/Radio Kusarikake.
The radio is normally hosted by Seki Tomokazu and Paku Romi but they were absent for the episode and KitaEri and Shintani Ryouko were brought in to host the show. This was just something I found amusing from the episode. A bit of back info, the “Kusari” uses the same kanji as the “fu” in “Fujoshi” meaning rotten or corrupted.
KitaEri: The reason why they called us in is because we’re “fujoshi”. What do you think about that? Shintani: Hmm well, I’m not really sure what it means to be a fujoshi anymore. I’ve always thought it was a girl who was really in to BL but lately it seems to refer to any girl who’s an otaku. When it’s put that way I guess I’d be a fujoshi… But I’m not that into BL… KitaEri: Yeah that’s right! Rather than BL WE PREFER GL! Shintani: Yeah!…. ??! Eh??? *laughs* KitaEri: *laughs* That made you pause for a bit!
- From Sugita’s Anigera Dedooon #100 on 2013.01.24:
Sugita: Kanemoto-san[Kanemoto Hisako] said this to me before, Nakamura, you call her “Ika” or “Ika-chan” don’t you? *Tanaka laughs* Nakamura: Actually, the other day she came up to me and said “Do you even know my name?!” *Sugita and SP Tanaka laughs* Nakumura: And I was like “Of course I know your name! Kanemoto-san right?”
This was a snippet from Sakura Ayane’s radio show with Tone Kentarou “Moja-senpai to Sakura-kun”, episode #78 on the 29th of October, 2012. Sakura has mentioned her experiences with(re: love for) other female seiyuu on the radio show on occasion but here a listener of the show sends in a mail telling the two that Touyama Nao has noted Sakura Ayane as the type of person she loves…
I’ve attached the video above, if so inclined feel free to try and follow along with my jumbled notes lol, or watch it at Niconico.
Tone(Reading mail): “Ayaneru…” Sakura: Yes? Tone(Reading mail): “A few days ago Touyama Nao was asked what kind of person does she like and your name popped up in her answer!” Sakura: No way! Tone(Still reading): “‘She’s really cute, I love everything about her! She’s so soft, it’s the best feeling in the world when you hug her!’ is what she said.” *Sakura cheers and squeals* Tone(Still reading): “What relationship do you two have? Looks like being able to hug each other whenever you want is a benefit of being a girl, how envious! I’m guessing you’re glad to have been born a girl for this but have you both ever thought of being born the opposite gender?” Sakura: NO! NEVER! NO WAY! I’m living the best life ever by being a girl!
… Sakura: It’s because of stuff like this that I’ll always be glad I’m a girl! Tone: Hmm? What kind of relationship do you have with Touyama Nao-san? Sakura: What kind of relationship? Tone: Yeah. Eh? Did you hug her? Sakura: I… Haven’t hugged her before. Tone: Eh? But she said that you’re “So soft, hugging her gives you the best feeling!” Sakura: Ah I have! Actually it’s like our greeting! Tone: …Eh? …What? Sakura: It’s how we say hello to each other! Tone: An “American Greeting” sort of thing?! Sakura: Recently, when I see people at recordings and stuff… Umm… When I know the person is okay with it– Tone: Huh?? Sakura: I open my arms wide and greet them! Like “Good moooooorning!!” Tone: “Good Morning!” Then you close in on them like *vroooom*!? Sakura: Yeah *laughs* “Good Morning!” *Vrooom!*! Tone: And then they follow through? Sakura: Yeah yeah! Mainly the people that follow through are Ogura Yui… ChanYui [Sakura likes calling Ogura Yui, "ChanYui" lol, from switching around "Yui-Chan"] Tone:*laughs* ChanYui?? Sakura:*laughs* Yeah Chan-Yui! As well as… Kaori-san–Ishihara Kaori, and [Hidaka]Rina. They’re usually the ones that jump on. Tone: That’s great… That’s pretty unfair though! Sakura: Yeah Tone: It’s like “I’m sending out the A-OK signal here, the rest is up to you!” Sakura: Yeah! So they have to follow through! Tone: Yeah and if they don’t hug you they’ll look pretty awkward. *They both laugh* Sakura: Yep! Tone: That’s amazing! I’m gonna need to start doing that as well! Sakura: ….Eh? That’ll get you arrested… Tone:*laughs* Why?!
I love how close Sakura’s getting with the NakaImo cast! I had heard the nickname ChanYui from Sakura before on NakaImo radio but it still makes me laugh hearing it :D
- Back to Touyama Nao…
Sakura: The other day we went out to eat together! Tone: Just you two? Sakura: Yep, after a recording. Now that I think about it, I was confessed to at that time! Tone: …Confessed to? Sakura: Yeah Tone: Eh? Please tell more Sakura: Mmm yeah. Tone: She told you that she said this on radio? Sakura: Nope. She said what was written there in that mail to me in person. Tone:“Ayaneru’s so cute, I love everything about her”? Sakura: Yep. Tone: “She’s so soft, it’s the best feeling to hug her”? Sakura: Yep. Tone: Thats… A confession? Sakura: We’re all lovey dovey, so what? Tone: Are you two going out? Sakura: You could say that. Tone:“You-Could-Say-That”?? *Sakura laughs* Tone:“You-Could-Say-That”???! Sakura: You-Could-Say-That Tone: Umm.. Err… H-How– W-What kind of relationship do you two have?? Sakura: Eh? Tone: What kind of relationship? Sakura: Ehehe you wanna know? Tone: Yes! Very much! *They both laugh* Sakura: Well when we meet we hug each other, when we eat out together we talk about how much we love each other. That kind of relationship. Tone: “Talk about how much we love each other”?? *laughs* You mean like “I like thiiis part of you Nao-chan~” “No I like thiiis about youuu” Sakura: We don’t do that kind of annoying stuff… Tone: Ah, sorry sorry. *They both laugh* Sakura: But when I’m with her I get a really warm feeling from her! Just by being near her I feel so warm and fuzzy~ Tone: Then you should do your favourite yuri thing. The “Forehead kiss”~ Have you done it yet? Sakura: Ah I should! *Tone gasps exaggeratedly* Sakura: Yep! *Tone gasps again* Sakura: I could totally do that with her! Tone: That’s like you two are… Really dating! Sakura: I totally could! Tone: What is this! Sakura: I could do anything with Nao-chan! Anything and everything! *They both start laughing*
Supposedly these two had known each other for a very long time, from before they became seiyuu. They had remembered each other when they attended auditions for Nichi-Narration, a seiyuu school and then Sakura’s first article interview for a magazine was done with Touyama.
- From 2D Yuri to…
Tone: That’s surprising… Since you liked Yuri I knew you liked the idea of girls dating but I didn’t think you’d actually want to date a girl… Sakura: Nope! Turns out I’m actually okay with it! Tone: …What? *They both laugh* Tone:“Turns out you’re okay with it?!” Sakura: If I was with Nao-chan I could live with her! Tone: But maybe Nao-chan only sees you as a friend? You know that thing “I was the only one who thought we were dating?!”*laughs* Sakura: Even if that was so! I can live with Nao-chan! Tone: …Eh?
… Tone: Then what about if Nao-chan falls in love with someone else? A normal love. You’d still be okay with her only thinking of you as a friend? Sakura: …Eh? …B-But Nao-chan hugged me… Huh? Tone:*laughs*“Huh”? Why are you like “That’s not possible!”*laughs* Sakura: Because Nao-chan is the one who’s started this! Tone: But maybe she only meant it as a friend? Sakura: Huh? W-wait… What? *Tone laughs* Tone: You’re completely unstable right now *laughs* *Sakura laughs* Sakura: H-huh?! Tone: She’s speechless! Sakura: Can that sort of thing happen?! Tone: Well you’re both girls after all. Sakura: …Life doesn’t go the way you want it does it… *Tone laughs* Sakura: I’ll have to ask her about this! Tone: That’s probably a good idea! Sakura: Yeah I’ll go to her to make sure! Like “Nao-chan you love me right?! IN WHAT KIND OF WAY HUH?!?” *Tone bursts out laughing* Sakura: I’ll ask her like that! Tone: That’s scary!! *They both laugh* Tone: That’s terrifying!!
Looks like these two are getting along really well, I can’t wait to hear the continuation of this ahaha. I didn’t really know about these two being that close though, I had heard about Sakura getting close to the NakaImo cast but I haven’t really followed Touyama other than Saki’s radio. Sakura really is living out the Yuri seiyuu dream right now though lol, I’m following her radio work so fanatically~
P.S. I totally did not accidentally press the publish button earlier for this post… orz
….Well not really, the two of them just spontaneously started this little act in the middle of their radio lol. This was from their “あおい・さおりの新番組(｀・ω・´)/Aoi, Saori’s New Show (｀・ω・´)” episode #25 on 2011.11.17. This was a part that I found particularly amusing~ I actually wrote about this on my Soup Mini-blog initially but it ended up longer than I expected so I decided to turn it into a full post here instead.
Note: Hayami calls Aoi “Oi-chan” while Aoi calls her “Misao”.
The video I embedded doesn’t actually start from this point, this is just a bit of background info I translated from the original radio that wasn’t included in the audio excerpt.
Hayami: What would you do if you could travel through time? Aoi: Rather than going to the future I’d like to go back in time. Hayami: Hmm? How far back would you go? Aoi: Maybe sometime around kindergarten? Hayami: Oh that would be interesting! Aoi: Playing soccer and stuff back then was so fun… Hayami: Yeah it was wasn’t it. Aoi: That was happiness right there. Hayami: Yeah~ But there’s plenty of happiness in the present as well! Aoi: Yeah definitely!
————Video starts here————–
Aoi:…But now that we’ve come this far I’ll say this… I think I’ve actually got the ability to travel through time. Hayami: …?! Huh? What? What is this all of a sudden? *laughs* Aoi: Well it’s Autumn and it’s really pretty and all so it’s awakened the power sleeping within me. So I can travel through time now. Hayami: *laughs* Really? You’ve got that power now? Aoi: Yep. Hayami: No way! Then do it! Aoi: Okay I’ll go see you as a child for a bit! Hayami: What? No way! Uh… Okay go for it… Aoi: I’m off! Tiiiime LEAP! *Aoi makes sound effects of her traveling through time and then landing* Aoi: Hmm? Could you be little Misao? LittleHayami[AKA. Hayami using a loli voice lol]: Who’s Misao? My name is Saori… Aoi: MISAOO!! YOU’RE SOOOO CUTEEEEEEEEEEE *Little Hayami makes squirming noises （*´▽｀*）* Aoi: Ahh sorrry for being so creepy~ LittleHayami: Eehh? Aoi: I love little girls! *laughs* [LOL] LittleHayami: Eeehh? What? Aoi: In the future, when Saori-chan grows up, me and you will be super close friends! LittleHayami: With onee-chan? [Note: Little Hayami calls Aoi "onee-chan"] Aoi: Yup! LittleHayami: Onee-chan who are you? Aoi: Well you see, that’s for you to look forward to in the future! LittleHayami: Eh? Aoi: Well it’s time for me to head back before I lose control. LittleHayami: Aww I don’t want you to go! Onee-chan don’t go! Aoi: AHHH YOU’RE TOO CUTEE! I’m getting enveloped by the light! TIME LEAAAP! *laughs* What’s with this act?! Hayami: Ohh! Oi-chan you’re back! *laughs* Aoi: Ah I’ve used all my remaining magic points… In many ways. *laughs* Hayami: You’re back! Where’d you go? Aoi: I actually went back to visit little Misao. Hayami: Oh? What was it like? Aoi: You were cute~ Hayami: Really?? Aoi: So cute~ Hayami: I wasn’t a little brat? Aoi: You were really cute. You were saying “Wait~ Don’t go!” to me as I left~ I was thinking that maybe I should’ve just stayed there… Hayami: *laughs* You can’t do that! We won’t be able to continue on if you do! Aoi: Yeah that’s right… Not until our MariColle event at least [Note: MariColle is their radio event they're holding on the 26th of November. The name comes from a shortening of it's full name, Marine Collection] Hayami: MariColle! MariColle! Aoi: MariColle! MariColle! *laughs* [Note: The two of them are laughing at how similar this sounds to "なにこれ！/What's with this?!"] Hayami: And this is how we wrap this up?! *laughs*
The remaining few seconds is of the two of them talking about how she won’t make it to their upcoming radio event if Aoi stays behind in the past. [Edit: I added the remaining few lines of text with an explanation of MariColle, I couldn’t be bothered to translate it the first time round due to not really wanting to the explain their little joke of “なにこれ！” into “マリコレ！” as well as what MariColle refers to lol]
Hayami’s loli voice was so adorable~ <3 I’m so amused that Aoi just started this little drama impromptu in the middle of the radio and Hayami just followed through so naturally ahaha.
Ueda Kana and Shimizu Kaori talking about the picture of Itou Kanae that was sent to her on twitter by Inoue Marina for her birthday on Marunage.
The two of them were talking about what surprises they’ve been having recently.
Kana: Ah speaking of surprises! Just the other day, oh this has something to do with Kanae by the way, on my birthday Marina sent me a birthday picture! I was like “Good Job Marina!” Kanae was holding a paper board with “Happy Birthday” written on it and Marina took the picture and sent it to me. It was sooo cute~ Kaori: Ah, this was on twitter wasn’t it? Kana: Yeah yeah Kaori: Yeah I saw that. I was thinking “Ah Kana’s gotta be ecstatic from this” when I saw it Kana: Yeah I was. Kaori: Well that was nice wasn’t it? Kana: I still have the picture. It’s open on screen on my iPad. *Kaori laughs* Kaori: …I saw a glance of it just before… Kana: …Did you see it? Kaori: *laughs* I saw it. Kana: Ahh how embarrassing… *laughs* Kaori: *laughs* I was thinking “Ah it’s that picture…” Kana: That was a wonderful surprise <3
I’ve been listening to quite a bit of Marunage recently. It’s such a fun radio <3
YuruYuri Radio YuriYurararaYuruYuri Housoushitsu #7 on 2011.08.13 hosted by Okubo Rumi, Mikami Shiori, Tsuda Minami, Otsubo Yuka. Guesting Taketatsu Ayana.
It’s kinda weird to see Ayana as a big senpai hah. The other four seem to be fans of her and fuss over her like kouhais <3
- The four of them were really happy with having Ayana as a guest :O They fangirled over her throughout the episode heh.
- Mikami Shiori also seems to be a fan of yuri :D
- Ayana laughs that the recording was really weird in that Midorikawa Hikaru’s voice was really cool but Ganbo’s appearance was really… Well, strange lol. She remembered smirking at this together with Yuuki Aoi throughout the recording :D
- I remember saying some time ago that Rumi’s voice reminded me of Ayana’s voice and hearing them together like this really strengthens that opinion :O
- Ayana says she loves yanderes lol. Craaazy.
- When describing the main characters, they laugh and describe Akari as an “atmosphere character” lol.
- Hanazawa Kana no Hitori de Dekiru Kana? #93 2011.07.20
Something I found amusing from Hanazawa Kana’s solo radio regarding Rokyubu’s appearance on Anisama.
“Yeahh We’re appearing at Anisama! *claps* *cheers… and then trails off into a wail* …It’s really scary actually! *laughs* There’ll be thirty thousand people! Thirty thousand!! That’s like “How many thousand?!” It’s terrifying! I’ll be singing and dancing in front of all those people… Yeah this would be impossible on my own. I’m so glad there’s four other people with me. The attention on me would be divided by five or something like that… But it really is scary! What am I going to do?!
We’re currently discussing what kind of show we should do there and we always end up laughing and talking about doing something funny *laughs* Like having us pop up one by one like *pop* *pop* *pop* Like ninjas or something *laughs*
Well we’re still looking forward to it but we’re really nervous about it too. We’re all practicing really hard for it now though so please look forward to it too.”
Thinking back on it, the only person out of the five that has experience performing in front of that many people would be Hikasa due to K-ON’s events. 30,000 people… That would be pretty nerve-wracking hah.
- Satomi and Ui’s R@DIO ONCE #13 & #14 2010.09.28 & 2010.10.06
A short radio hosted by Miyazaki Ui and Satou Satomi for the PSP game L@VE ONCE. The main thing I was interested in was the Hikasa x Satomi talk :3
- This was Ui’s first time meeting Hikasa.
- Ui comments that her first impression of Hikasa is of someone who’s cheerful, outgoing and easy to get along with. Hikasa laughs at the praise embarrassedly and Satomi comments that she shouldn’t praise her too much lol.
- Apparently Hikasa gave a boy chocolates for Valentines day in 2nd grade elementary school and he reciprocated on White day but instead of giving her the present at school he came over to her place to hand it over haha. Hyuuu hyuu~ Hikasa!
- I… Might have mentioned this before on a previous radio post but Hikasa mentioned here that she attended an all girls middle school and high school.
I’ve been wanting to write a post about this for a while though I think many people already know about this. Either way it really is too amusing/adorable to leave be <3
Basically summarised into one sentence: Itou Kanae didn’t know reindeer existed in real life. Oh and alcohol was involved. Two sentences.
The whole thing started on Toaru Radio no Railgun, the radio for Toaru Kagaku no Railgun hosted by Itou Kanae and Toyosaki Aki from 2009.09.20 to 2010.04.30. The reindeer topic didn’t come up until near Christmas on episode 12, 2009.12.11 for which Aki was absent and substituted by Satou Rina. Rather than me explaining it, it’d be best if I transcribed the conversations behind it so the post may be a little long, though it still isn’t a complete transcript, it’s far longer than what I usually write up. Click the spoiler tags for the transcripts. For those interested in hearing the exchange you can hear it here:
Index’s radio had become pretty well-known for having alcohol served on occasion during it’s recordings but Railgun’s radio had not had alcohol served on the show until Satou Rina, one of Index’s radio hosts, came on to guest. The subject of reindeer came up when the audio drama between Saten and Misaka was played on the radio.
Saten: “Misaka-san” Misaka: “Hmm?” Saten: “Until when did you stop believing in Santa?” Misaka: “Hmm at around the time I was 10 years old?” Saten: “Whoa that’s pretty late! Then how about reindeer?” Misaka: “Reindeer?” Saten: “Yeah when did you stop believing in reindeer?” Misaka: “Umm Saten-san, reindeer really do exist…” Saten: “Huh? What? Reindeer are fictional creatures aren’t they? As if those flying creatures could exist!” Misaka: “Uh well… How should I put this… Well let’s just get on to the announcements!” Saten: “…okay…” (The two of them announce news and releases regarding Index and Railgun) Saten: “Umm, So Misaka-san… Reindeer don’t really exist right?” Misaka: “Saten-san… You should have Uiharu-san take you to a zoo sometime.” Saten: “Huh?” (End of audio drama)
Though the audio drama was recorded before the radio had started, this was played near the end of the radio and when the show returned to the radio you could tell Kanae’s kinda tipsy/drunk from the wine they had been drinking during the radio. She continues to fumble over the announcements while reading them while Satou seems to be unaffected by the alcohol. After stumbling around a bit Kanae blames her lack of concentration on the audio drama that was just played saying that she was still thinking about it.
(Kanae stumbles while reading the announcements) Satou: It’s the wine! Kanae: Ahh~ I’m getting light headed~~ Satou: Oh well! It’s adorable! It’s good! Kanae: Well, but that audio drama that was just played about reindeer existing has really been on my mind. Satou: …Huh?? …Eh?? Kanae: Eh? Are reindeer… Real? Satou + Staff: They exist. They’re real. Real. Exist. Kanae: Huh?! Reindeer are real?!? (At this point Kanae sounds really shocked, and Satou reacts with surprise as well) Satou: Eh?? What? Wait, what?! This is suddenly heading in a really interesting direction! *Kanae laughs* Satou: Lets rephrase this. Do you think they’re real? Or fictional? Kanae: Huh? Satou: …Does Kanae happen to be someone who thinks that reindeer are real? Kanae: …The flying things right? Satou: …Reindeer are… Well… Kanae: What are those ones in the forest? Deer? Satou: Reindeer[as well] are in forests. Kanae: They also go in forests?! *laughs* Satou: “They ‘also‘ go in forests”?! *laughs* This is getting really interesting! *Satou and Kanae laughs* Satou: Wait, wait! Let me clear this, they don’t fly! Kanae: Huh? Satou: They don’t have wings after all. Kanae: Eh? Satou: What made you think they flew? Kanae: Umm… Satou: Oh, Santa? Kanae: Yeah, is it Santa’s magic? Satou: Or Santa himself is flying *laughs* *Kanae laughs* Kanae: Eh?! Reindeer are… Those deer like things with horns and stuff right? Satou: Yeah. Kanae: But deer… Are real right? And reindeer… Are they real? Satou: They exist! Just not the ones that fly. Kanae: …Have I seen one before?? Satou: I… Don’t know the answer to that one *laughs* *Kanae laughs* Satou: I don’t really have that kind of knowledge, perhaps you have, perhaps not! Kanae: Umm I’ve got a question! Satou: What is it? Kanae: Those ones in the mountains… Are they reindeer? Satou: The ones in the mountains? They’re… Deer. Oh? Is that an image of a reindeer? (Staff hands them a picture of a reindeer) Kanae: Eh? Who is this? Satou: “Who“?? Well it’s a reindeer… Kanae: Huh the nose… Aren’t reindeer noses like a clown’s? All red and stuff? *Satou gasps, Kanae laughs* Satou: ….[Toyosaki] Aki-chan! Come back! Kanae: A reindeer’s grave– I mean nose (Kanae accidently says “haka” which means grave instead of “hana” which means nose) Satou: Grave?! Don’t kill the reindeer off!! *laughs* *Kanae laughs* Satou: Wait is this the effect of the wine? Or is this just how Kanae is normally? Kanae: Don’t reindeer have noses that shine and stuff? Whats the difference between a deer and a reindeer? Is it how one flies and one doesn’t? *laughs* Satou: Err… (Satou then tries to move the radio on and ignores Kanae to read the ending announcements. They then get some information from the staff about the differences between reindeer and deer) Kanae(reading out loud): “…A reindeer is a type of deer…” Satou: A type of deer. Kanae: What?! So it IS a deer!! Satou: *laughs* Whats with that “What a disappointment!” reaction! Kanae: Then the flying ones! Where did the flying ones come from? Satou: They don’t fly! They just don’t fly! Kanae: Then where’d that come from?
… Kanae: Aren’t reindeer like pegasus? Wait pegasus… Exist? No they aren’t real! *laughs* Satou: Pegasus don’t exist! Kanae: And reindeer do? Satou: They do.
… Kanae: So they do exist…? Satou: You thought they didn’t? Kanae: Yeah… The flying ones. Flying deer. The flying deer were the reindeer was what I thought. Satou: Well they don’t fly. *laughs* Kanae: Eh? Eh? Satou: I’ll keep saying this over and over again! Reindeer don’t fly! Kanae: When do they start flying then? *laughs* Satou: They never fly! Is this the wine speaking?? Kanae: *laughs* What are the advantages of reindeer?? Satou: “Advantages“?!? *laughs*
Satou finishes with “This was really fun! I want to come guest again. We can drink wine again as well!”. This radio episode ends here but on Railgun’s next episode Aki comes back and it looks like she’s heard about the whole reindeer thing…
Kanae(Reading mail from a listener): “…And have you two ever found out something unexpected about one another before?” Aki: Yep! I have! I have!
… Aki: I don’t have enough fingers to count how many times! Kanae: …Really? Aki: Yep! Kanae: That many? Aki: Well the first thing I want to say is… Well Kanae… *Kanae starts giggling nervously* Kanae: What is it…? You’re starting scare me… *laughs* Aki: Umm well, despite your appearance and impression… You lack quite a bit of general knowledge. Kanae: …Well I can’t do anything about that! Aki: Umm I just want to yell this out. ALL THE REINDEER IN THE WORLD CRIED!! *Kanae laughs* Aki: Kanae! Reindeer exist!! Kanae: But you know how reindeer was in that song and stuff! Aki: Yeah rabbits were also in that song! *Kanae laughs* Kanae: And their noses were red! Aki: Yeah and that part is fiction.
… Aki: Reindeer are like my favourite animals! Or one of my favourites. It’d be a contender for top place though! Kanae: Eh? Do you like real reindeer? Aki: Yeah… If they weren’t real why would I? Kanae: Maybe something like a reindeer character with a blue nose? Kanae’s referencing Tony Tony Chopper, the reindeer from One Piece who Aki is a fan of.
Aki tells Kanae off for not knowing that her favourite animal existed. Incidentally they bring wine on to the radio for this episode after this point and Kanae gets tipsy really quickly. She continues to stumble over her words and break into fits of giggling during the show <3
Outside Railgun’s radio, the whole reindeer thing gets referenced again in the new Index radio for it’s second season when the two hosts, Satou Rina and Iguchi Yuka, were asked to act like Aki and Kanae. Upon hearing this the first thing Iguchi said was “Do reindeer exist?!” in an imitation of Kanae. I’m guessing she listened to the radio herself since she imitated how Kanae spoke when she asked the question haha.
Another recent incident was on Payo Payo with Takahashi Mikako when Kanae came on to guest and Mikako asked Kanae about it. Kanae embarrassedly explained the reindeer thing to her and Mikako had the same reaction of “Huh? You didn’t know they existed?!”.
Including these times, Kanae’s reindeer incident continues to pop up from time to time, the other time I can think of is when Aki had referenced it in one of her blog posts around last Christmas.
“Even though I’ve been doing this kind of work for a while now I’m… Still not used to having pictures taken of me *laughs* It’s still a bit scary!
The idea of having photoshoots still embarrasses me a bit…”
- Aki talking about Manyuu Hiken and Qwaser.
“I’m also appearing in that new anime with [Kotobuki]Mina-chan as the main character, Manyuu Hiken. Manyuu is wonderful like Seikon no Qwaser *laughs* The recordings are so fun, just like the Seikon no Qwaser recordings! We’ve had moments where we’re all laughing so hard! It’s a pretty fun anime~ Oh and by the way it’s directed by the same Qwaser director, Kaneko Hiraku. “
Hanazawa Kana no Hitori de Dekiru Kana #92 2011.07.06 talk on the drunk Taketatsu Ayana episode on OreImo Radio <3
“I haven’t been drinking much recently… I’m on a diet after all and alcohol really does make you fat doesn’t it?
…But I like girls who are drunk. *laughs* I like cute girls that are drunk!
Yeah… Just the other day I was with Taketatsu Ayana… And she… Well I had also drunk a bit, but she was drinking too. She was REALLY cute. It was pretty potent. She was all like “KAnaaa-chan~~!” And I was like ” (*´Д`)ﾊｧﾊｧ” *laughs* Yeah I like cute drunk girls! But that aside, when I drink everything just seems more fun.”
More Kana x Ayana love <3 I laughed so hard listening to that episode of OreImo Radio ahaha.
YuruYuri Radio YuriYurararaYuruYuri Housoushitsu #2 on 2011.07.08 hosted by Okubo Rumi, Mikami Shiori, Tsuda Minami, Otsubo Yuka.
- Rumi laughs that the staff’s face when they presented the name of the radio was pretty mean since it’s a long and hard to say name for them lol. Look at that name, Yurararararararasjkldjdlafjkadslfjaklds
- It looks like Rumi is a fan of Yuri :D
Everytime I hear Rumi’s voice I keep thinking how similar she sounds to Taketatsu Ayana and Fujita Saki. And speaking of Fujita Saki, she’s coming on to guest on the next episode it seems :O
Today marks the day I’ve been blogging for a year :O When I started I honestly didn’t think I’d last for so long hah. I initially started the blog with such half hearted notes lawl, lets see how much longer I continue for \o/
Amusingly right after that Hanazawa Kana Radio Scribbles post I’m making a Hayami Saori Radio Scribbles post lol.
– Hayami Saori about AnoHana from Hayami Saori’s Freestyle #7 on 2011.05.17.
“The recordings are well underway for AnoHana… And it’s really amazing! During the recordings you have so many people just bawling away. That goes for me as well. Just by watching it I get all soppy and teary ahh… There’ve been so many times where I’ve been crying too hard to say any of my lines! I think everyone who’s watching it feels this way as well, it’s going to be an anime where everyone watches and cries together I’m thinking. A crying anime and also a heartwarming one. …
Also, during one of the recordings we were talking about how the word “yukiatsu” was in the top three most searched term on Google *laughs*“
From Hayami Saori’s Freestyle #9 on 2010.05.31
- Apparently Hayami learnt piano and she was a huge fan of Fruits Basket. She had asked her piano teacher when she was young to teach her how to play the opening theme of Fruits Basket. She then played the song on the radio gaah the memoriessss the nostalgiaaaa Okazaki Ritsukoooooo~ ;_:
- Hayami’s Tomato Garden
On Sekirei Radio she had talked about buying a tomato growing kit and excitedly saying that her tomatoes were growing well throughout the radio but then the radio ended around last year and she hasn’t spoken about them since. She started talking about them again on this episode of Freestyle when a listener asks about them.
“My tomatoes from last year…? How have they grown? Well… They’ve grown… Magnificently!! They’re huge!! There are so many of them! If you were to say my tomatoes were more on the green side or the red side I’d say… Green!! If you were to say they were more tomato or more leafy I’d say leafy!! …….. …. Why aren’t my tomatoes turning red!! ;_;
…So that’s about it, the plant’s growing well but my tomatoes aren’t doing that well. Did I not give it enough sunlight? Did I give it too much water? In the end it’s all my fault! ;_; But this year I’m going to grow mini carrots! To get over the trauma of my tomatoes *laughs*“
Hayami sounds so bright and cheerful on radio, I’m loving her radio stuff so much <3
More random radio scribbles, not so Hanazawa Kana filled this time though!
Hanazawa Kana no Hitori de Dekiru Kana? #89 on 2011.05.25.
- Hanazawa Kana woke up at 4 am for the shooting of the Roukyuubu PV lol
- Kana had shared a room with Hikasa on the location filming of the PV and they talked with each other all night long :D
Sugita Tomokazu no Anigera! Dedoooon #56 guesting Nakamura Yuuichi on 2011.05.19.
- Situation of what excuse would you say if you broke your friend’s limited edition Ranka figure while trying to pose it in in impossible positions.
Sugita: “What would you say in that situation ‘Alto‘?” Nakamura: “Huh… She broke so easily…” Sugita: “Whaat Nooooo! I’m sorry for calling you Alto!” Nakamura: “And then I’ll add “I guess I’ll go with Sheryl then”” Sugita: “You’re terrible!”
Lol Sugita and Nakamura as great as ever :D
Hayami Saori’s Freestyle #2 on 2011.04.12. Hayami Saori’s weekly solo radio.
- Which seiyuu are you close to?
Hayami: “I’m probably the closest with Kotobuki Minako. We speak to each other a lot and I often go out to eat with her”
Hayami: “One day I was out with my university friends in a pasta shop… And I thought I saw someone familiar entering the shop. She was wearing a flu mask but I realised it was Minako, and right next to her was Tomatsu Haruka! Apparently they were out together outside of work as well. I was like “Aah!” and she also went “Aah!” when we recognised each other. I guess things like that really do happen~”
- Younger seiyuu you’re close with
Hayami: “I haven’t met many seiyuu younger than me… There really aren’t that many, but I’ve gone out to eat with Hidaka Rina a couple of times. I’m not a scary senpai to her~”