Sakura Ayane’s Love for Hanazawa Kana

October 15th, 2013 § 24 comments § permalink

sakukanaWhat 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*
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!
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

Sakura Ayane and Touyama Nao

October 30th, 2012 § 7 comments § permalink

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

Hidaka ・ Komatsu no Tenshi ni Narerumon☆ #02

February 1st, 2012 § 4 comments § permalink

Name: 日高・小松の天使になれるもん☆
Hosts: Hidaka Rina, Komatsu Mikako
Guest: Sakura Ayane
Date: 2011.12.10

A new radio show hosted by Hidaka Rina and Komatsu Mikako. The title means something on the lines of “Hidaka & Komatsu’s We’ll Become Angels☆”. The radio is a short radio that was broadcast weekly throughout December 2011 and finished on it’s 6th episode.
For those that don’t know Komatsu, more recently she’s been appearing in Mouretsu Pirates as Katou Marika and Symphogear as Andou Sousei. She’s also one of the five personalities on A&G’s Lady Go radio series along with Ookubo Rumi, Mikami Shiori, Uesaka Sumire and Takamori Natsumi. Hah I’m amused that I only knew Rumi out of the five when it first started but I’m coming to recognise the other members as time goes on and their careers grow.

– Hidaka and Sakura had met before on ROKYUBU and Yumekui Merry but this was the first time Komatsu and Sakura were meeting.

Komatsu: Ah so you two get along pretty well?
Sakura: *pauses* …Yeah
*Komatsu laughs*
Hidaka: Hey! Why did you pause before answering!?
Sakura: If it turned out to be one sided I’d feel really sad!

Sakura: But I mean, look at Hidaka, she’s always shining so brightly!
Hidaka: No no I’m not!
Komatsu: Yeah her eyes are shining. Her clothes are shining.
Sakura: They sure are shining. So I’m always thinking “Is it okay for me to talk to her??”
Hidaka: What’s with that?!

The two of them concluded that they want to use the radio as a chance to get closer with one another and the three of them start trading email addresses :D

– About Sakura Ayane’s photoshoot for the Voice Angel seiyuu magazine. They have the magazine there with them and Sakura’s groaning in embarrassment throughout the ordeal ahaha.

Hidaka: Ahh SO CUTE!!
Komatsu: AHHH!! …Bare legs… Bare legs!! …Zettai Ryouiki!!
Hidaka: Knee high socks are the greatest!
*Komatsu moans while looking at the photos LOL*
Sakura: What’s wrong with you?!
Komatsu: You look beautiful!
Hidaka: Let’s go to the next page!
*Sakura groans in embarrassment*
Hidaka: Look at this!
Komatsu: Ah this is an angel right here!
*Sakura continues to groan in the background lol*
Komatsu: Ah this makes me want to hug you from behind.
Hidaka: It’s great! She looks great looking behind her.
Komatsu: Yeah she does.
Hidaka: Was it cold? It looks like it’d be pretty cold.

Hidaka: How was the photoshoot?
Sakura: It was embarrassing *laughs*
*They all laugh*
Hidaka: Yeah photoshoots are embarrassing aren’t they~
Komatsu: Yeah I can’t get used to photoshoots.
Sakura: Right. If the staff didn’t suggest poses to me I’d have no idea what to do.

They continue to fangirl over the photoshoots for a while… Amusingly Komatsu mumbled something along the lines of “I want to be the thing she’s riding on…” ahaha. Wait… Komatsu Mikako… Wasn’t that the person on twitter who was fangirling over other female seiyuu a while ago? Lol.

– Apparently Hidaka was told to study other photoshoots to get an idea on what kind of poses she should take.

– Hidaka asks if they’ve done animal noises in a recording before and Komatsu says she hasn’t besides one time where she voiced a cat in the background one time while Sakura hasn’t done it before at all. Hidaka hasn’t as well though she says she’s done something that’s not human before.

Komatsu and Sakura got along really well for their first time meeting, they attributed it to how they were both fangirling over how cute Hidaka was together before the recording started lol.

Radio Cross #06

December 1st, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

Name: Radio Cross
Hosts: Sakura Ayane, Yahagi Sayuri
Date: 2011.11.15

Sakura’s as hyper as ever. She laughs that before every recording she’s got gym class so she’s uber energetic due to that. It looks like she was doing volleyball today? Or was it tennis?

– Yahagi introduces herself as “I am Maji, Yahagi Sayuri” while Sakura introduces herself as “I am Gachinko, Sakura Ayane” lol. Remnants from the previous English test haha.

– Sakura offhandedly says the name of the female manager from I’m Enterprise who also attempted the previous english quiz and they censor her out lol.

– The two of them announce the next seiyuu to appear on the drama CD as Ise Mariya. Ah she’s with Across Entertainment so it looks like the drama CD’s cast wont be solely I’m Enterprise’s.

– Yahagi says she’d like to try a really short hair style at least once. That would look… Interesting…. Don’t do it Yahagi!! D:

– They’re doing a personality test on this episode :O I’m just gonna play along with this as well since I love personality tests lol.

– The first question was “You’re a baseball pitcher having a very important game today. What’s the first pitch you throw?”
A. Fastball
B. Off-time Curve ball
C. Change up into the Ball zone

Yahagi chose A while Sakura chose B. The test is actually an indicator to when you would get married. I’lll put it out in order of how they announced it.
C: Means that you would get married at a normal pace but the person you choose is often someone that wasn’t quite right for you and it might end with a failed marriage.
A: Means you’ll get married quicker than normal. Apparently Yahagi’s mum gave birth to Yahagi at 25, Yahagi’s current age lol. She says that she’s late at marriage already.
B: Means you’ll get married later than normal but you’ll pick your partner carefully so you won’t have a failed marriage. Amusingly Sakura seems pretty shocked by the idea of a late marriage.

– Second question “There are garbage bags around your room, how many of them are there?” Err I can’t imagine garbage bags being around.
The two of them said three. And… Apparently the number of garbage bags is the number of enemies you have in your life. Amusing.

– Third question “You are in a desert and you see an oasis ahead of you. Are there any trees and if so how many are there in the oasis?”
Yahagi said “1” and Sakura said “endless” lol. Lets see how this turns out haha.
The test indicates the amount of people you rely on in your life. LOL Sakura laughs at her “endless” answer and the staff bursts out laughing at her as well ahaha. Upon finding out the meaning of Yahagi’s answer Sakura says “One? …Would that mean… Me?!!” in happiness ahahah. Yahagi just ignores her at first and then exclaims “You’re scaring me! What’s with your thinking?!”

– Fourth question “Where would you hide your secret savings?”
A. In a drawer
B. In the toilet
C. Carry it with you
D. In the bank.

I’d think everyone would pick D in this case but… Apparently Yahagi actually hides it under her TV table in real life so she picks A. She laughs that if it was easy to get to she’d spend it so she made it really hard for herself to reach. Sakura says she’d pick A as well.
And it looks like the test indicates how popular you are as a person haha. I don’t get this at all.
A: You’re popular with everyone! You’re able to get along with everyone and anyone. Everyone adores you.
They didn’t announce the results for the other options, probably due to time restraints :( [EDIT: Actually it looks like they released the other results on their website, I’ll just translate them now]
B: You’re not good at socialising with people. You don’t get people fussing over you.
C: You may be hard to approach. You don’t trust other people easily. You’re too cautious around other people.
D: You’re popular with people you trust only. You don’t get along with just anyone but you have people you’re close with.

Yahagi says that she can’t see it fitting with herself but… Sakura says it’s definitely true then pretends to be hiding behind a wall watching her saying “Hurrhurr Yahagi-san…. I’m always watching you…. Hurhurrr” LOL Yahagi gets freaked out by this stalker act ahaha. They then laugh that the radio is a super popular radio hosted by it’s two super popular seiyuu haha.

This kinda turned out into more of a translation of the personality test they were doing OTL

Radio Cross #05

November 21st, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

Name: Radio Cross
Hosts: Sakura Ayane, Yahagi Sayuri
Date: 2011.11.15

Sakura starts off as energetically hysteric as ever lol. Yahagi on the other hand sounds pretty tired haha.

– When the two of them realise they’re wearing a similar top Sakura starts to take off Yahagi’s shirt ahaha.

– When they announce the seiyuu for another of the characters in the drama CD as Hayami Saori Sakura sings “Freestyle~~!”, the name of Hayami’s solo radio show lol.
But putting that aside, Hayami Saori’s the third seiyuu in a row from I’m Enterprise that’s in the cast so far :O I wonder if the rest of the cast will be from I’m Enterprise as well?

– Listener asks if they’ve ever gone on a diet before.

Sakura: I haven’t gone on one before. Well I’ve always been a bit on the chubby side but I’ve never actually gone beyond that.
Yahagi: Really? You’re not chubby though…
Sakura: I’m chubby! But I never go past it.
Yahagi: …Really?
Sakura: How about you?
Yahagi: Well if I was to pick one I’d probably be on the thinner side…
Sakura: You’re too thin!
Yahagi: I’m pretty careful about my weight.
*Sakura checks Yahagi’s body out lol*
Sakura: There was a mirror just there right? And I was thinking “I really don’t want to be caught lining up with Yahagi here…”
Yahagi: No way!
*Yahagi laughs*
Yahagi: But during middle school I was really thin, I had legs like a duck’s
Sakura: Huh? Legs like a duck’s?
Yahagi: You know how you like my thin heels, they were even thinner back then.
Sakura: Your heels?
Yahagi: Yep. During middle school due to my club activities. But when I stopped doing those club activities upon entering high school I became pretty chubby.
Sakura: Your heels are really pretty now though. *Looks underneath the table at Yahagi’s legs* Really really pretty…
Yahagi: Stop looking at them!! Stop looking down there!

Lol Sakura stop checking her out!

– Talking about how they dress for the cold season.

Yahagi: I’m really sensitive to the heat. Even when I’m indoors I get really hot. I’m probably sweating already.
Sakura: Really? Are you alright? *starts fanning Yahagi’s face with her hands*
Yahagi: Uh… Huh…
*Yahagi stares at Sakura’s hands in confusion as she fans her and then they both break into laughter*

– The two of them play a game using “Battle Pencils”. Battle Pencils are pencils which you take turns to roll and each side of the pencil has a special move on it that does damage to the opponent or casts some kind of spell such as hp recovery or skipping the enemy’s turn. Each pencil is it’s own character with it’s own skill set and HP stats as well so they’re really popular between children in Japan. Yahagi uses the old generation of battle pencils from about 15 or so years ago while Sakura uses the latest released series against her. Amusingly due to this the balance is completely out of whack and Sakura pretty much beats Yahagi hands down lol. Yahagi complains about how overpowered the new versions are while Sakura brags that she must be a genius for beating a veteran like Yahagi, who played with these pencils as a child while Sakura on the other hand had only just learnt about the pencils and the rules beforehand lol.

A lot of the humor is in the video and the games they play rather than straight dialogue so I don’t really write as much as I’d like to lol. On another note though, this is definitely one of the more hilarious radios I’m watching/listening to right now and the show looks like it’s really starting to pick up some popularity too :D


Radio Cross #04

November 11th, 2011 § 10 comments § permalink

Name: Radio Cross
Hosts: Sakura Ayane, Yahagi Sayuri
Date: 2011.11.08

Episode 4 of Radio Cross. It looks like they’ve switched back to recording one episode per session again. Or rather the one time they recorded two episodes in one session was an exception. Sakura was as hyper as ever in this episode lol.

– Yahagi calls herself “obasan(old lady)” and Sakura remembers… To go under the table to grab her ankles lol. Yahagi then screams “Oi! Pervert!!” when she grabs her ahaha. Sakura then finds out that she’s wearing boots and throws a tantrum lol. She calls her wearing boots equivalent to bullying her lol.

– Sakura says she only takes 20 minutes to get ready to leave in the morning, to Yahagi’s surprise. Amusingly she doesn’t do anything special in terms or brushing her hair or makeup. On the other hand Yahagi says she wakes up about one and a half to two hours before work to get ready, including commute.

– Yahagi comments that she’s always in a really bad mood when she wakes up and she showers to get rid of that feeling lol.

– The radio had them doing an English test and going over their answers lol. This should be interesting.

– When grading Sakura’s test Yahagi skipped over all the answers that Sakura got right since “It wouldn’t be interesting to hear about”, to Sakura’s outrage lol.

– One of the questions was to translate the English sentence “The house shakes each time a train passes” into Japanese, which Sakura incorrectly translated into: “A train passes in front of a house on occasion”Lol where did the “Shake” disappear to?!

– Another question was translating “I am looking forward to your visit” which Sakura amusingly translated into “I am watching your future so I can appear” lol. “Watching your future”!? Yahagi laughs and says that it sounds really scary.

– Question to translate the Japanese sentence “私、本気です!!/I’m serious!!” into English. Hilariously Sakura translated it into “I am gachinko!” with “gachinko/ガチンコ” being Japanese slang for something along the lines of being eager to compete ahaha. Oi Ayaneru! That’s still Japanese!

– They then switched roles with Sakura grading Yahagi’s paper lol. Incidentally this was what Yahagi’s answer sheet looked like:– Question to translate the Japanese sentence “君は夜型人間ですね。/You’re a nocturnal/night person” into English. Yahagi wrote “You aer night tape man.” complete with the spelling error lol.

Sakura(reading out in English): “You are… Night tape man” *Bursts out laughing*
Yahagi: I’m great aren’t I?! I put a lot of thought into this!
Sakura: If this was to translate into Japanese it would be “You are a night tape person” *laughs* What in the world is that?!
Yahagi: Right! It’s a person who stays up late with his tapes!
Sakura: That’s seems like a really suss person!
Yahagi: But I got it right didn’t I?!
Sakura: Saying all nocturnal people are like that is rude to them!
Yahagi: No wait! It’s just that this particular person happens to be like that!
Sakura: This particular person?!
Yahagi: Yeah!
Sakura: Umm for “tape” did you actually mean to write “type”?
Yahagi: *laughs* Err… No! I meant tape! Since tape is right!
*Sakura bursts out laughing*
Sakura: Type is spelt with a “y”~
Yahagi: I know!! I wanted to write tape!! D:<

Yeah right Yahagi!

– For the “私、本気です!!/I’m serious!!” into English question Yahagi wrote “I am maji!!” with “maji/マジ” once again being Japanese slang for “serious” ahaha. Oi Yahagi you ate her out for putting “Gachinko/ガチンコ” but you yourself didn’t answer much better than Sakura!

– Yahagi reasons that she got the questions wrong because it’d be more interesting that way. Yeah right Yahagi!!

– Amusingly if you look at the image of Yahagi’s answer sheet you can see a question asking to translate “How do I get to Hamamatsuchou[A place in Tokyo]” into English and rather than translating it Yahagi wrote directions to Hamamatsuchou instead ahahaha.

– In the end I think Sakura did better in the test than Yahagi haha.

Most of the episode was taken up with the grading of the tests but it was hilarious <3 I love it when seiyuu struggle with English ahaha >:D

Radio Cross #03

November 3rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name: Radio Cross
Hosts: Sakura Ayane, Yahagi Sayuri
Date: 2011.11.01

Episode three of Radio Cross! Apparently Production I.G. has entered the sponsor list which means…. Is Quad Cross aiming for an eventual anime adaptation? :O Interesting.

– Listener sends in mail cheering Yahagi on through her trouble reining Sakura in when she goes crazy…

Sakura : Are you having trouble?? Are you?! *evil laugh*
Yahagi: Well… That’s what everyone’s saying…
Sakura : Are you?! Are you?!
Yahagi: …Yeah
Sakura : What should I do!? *links arms with her*
Yahagi: I guess you should just keep trying your best…?

Sakura has no intention of stopping ahaha.

– Listener sends in mail saying that Sakura is a big fan of Yuri. Note: Sakura is still linking arms and holding hands with Yahagi.

Yahagi: Umm Sakura-san? The mail says that you’re a big fan of yuri?
Sakura: I guess so. If I really had to say it, then yeah.
Yahagi: Really??
Sakura: Yeah!
Yahagi: Ehh… Really now…? *Tries to unlink arms with Sakura lol*
Sakura: Yep! *Tries to hold on to her arm and when Yahagi finally frees her arms, puts her arm around Yahagi’s shoulders instead ahahaha*

Sakura: I’m looking forward to working on this radio with you! Together! Together alone! ….Just the two of us…
Yahagi: …Yeah… Okay…

Run Yahagi! This girl is dangerous!!

– Upon finding out that Sakura hasn’t seen Sailor Moon before Yahagi gets really surprised and tells her to go watch it lol.

– Apparently Sakura was a tomboy as a child and she only watched boy oriented cartoons and shows, she wanted to watch girl oriented cartoons but she was too embarassed to haha.

Sakura’s getting crazier and crazier with each episode lol. Keep at it Yahagi! Do your best! Lol.

Radio Cross #02

October 29th, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

Name: Radio Cross
Hosts: Sakura Ayane, Yahagi Sayuri
Date: 2011.10.25

Episode 2 of Radio Cross! Oh and it looks like this was recorded on the same day as the previous episode.

– Sakura yells out “KANON SASHA” three times without stumbling but Yahagi laughs that it sounds like she’s hitting something with each yell lol.

– Yahagi asks what “Pivoting on one foot” means and Ayaneru shows her how to do it and gets her to try it as well. Lol the two of them pivot and stuff for a while… This is really weird ahaha.

– A listener asks how he should get over his nervousness and start talking to people so the two of them roleplay a situation where a male classmate tries to talk to a female classmate for the first time. Yahagi played the male classmate and she sneaks up behind Sakura and… Hugs her from behind, which makes Sakura squeal and jump in surprise ahaha. The two of them agreed in the end that this probably isn’t the best way to approach a girl lol.

Wow Sakura was really hyper this episode ahaha. These two are really starting to get along well with one another <3
For some reason or another the two of them started tasting some food midway through the show so I couldn’t really find much to write. Also the two of them really utilised the camera as they danced around, showed stuff to the camera and physically interacted with each other and I really loved this episode for it… But it doesn’t give me much to write about lol. I’m really loving this radio though, I laughed so hard at so many different points of it :D

Radio Cross #01

October 25th, 2011 § 6 comments § permalink

Name: Radio Cross
Hosts: Sakura Ayane, Yahagi Sayuri
Date: 2011.10.18

A new radio that just started last week. As you may know already, I’m a fan of Ayaneru’s radio work though I haven’t written much about her so I’m glad she’s started up a new radio show~ <3 On top of that I’m a big fan of Yahagi’s voice work, I love her voice~ <3
This radio is for promoting a drama CD series called Quad Cross. Interestingly enough the radio is recorded along with a video of the two of them :D

– Sakura kept stumbling on her character’s name “Kanon Sasha” lol. The script then had her say her character’s name three times at the introduction lol.

Yahagi: The staff put your character’s name three times so you’d grow used to saying it and you’ll improve!
Sakura: …Ehhh…
Yahagi: What a wonderful radio program this is!
Sakura: …How meddlesome…
Yahagi: OI! *Staff laughs in the background* You can’t say stuff like that! That’s what being an adult is all about!
Sakura: Okay~!

– First impressions of one another

Yahagi: The first time we met was where Sakura was the main character and… I was the enemy.
Sakura: Yeah my enemy!
Yahagi: I was thinking “Ahh she’s really young…” since you were in your school uniform after all!
Sakura: Ah yeah I attended the recordings in my uniform.
Yahagi: It was pretty much just me watching something unknown! *laughs*
Sakura: Unknown?? *laughs*
Yahagi: A school uniform wearing unidentified animal!
Sakura: UMA!
Yahagi: But you were great~!

Sakura: I knew about you beforehand since you were my senior in the agency but we only started talking after that show… My first impressions were that when I saw you from behind I was thinking that your ankles were really pretty!
Yahagi: *laughs* Why do you keep saying that?! I ‘ve been hearing about that from everywhere! I’ve been told “Did you know that Sakura-san is aiming for your ankles!” pretty often!
Sakura: I am not!
Yahagi: And just before when we met you were like… “Legs~ ハァハァ~”!
Sakura: I was not!!
Yahagi: And I was thinking “What’s with this girl?!”
Sakura: You’re wrong! *laughs*
Yahagi: Are they really that nice?
Sakura: Yes!

Sakura then started drawing what she meant by “pretty ankles” to show her lol. Sakura really is good at drawing lol.
Incidentally the recordings the two of them were talking about is the Yumekui/Dream Eater Merry anime that aired earlier this year.
Amusingly I had heard about Sakura x Yahagi’s ankles before this point as well on a different recent radio hosted by Shitaya Noriko and Majima Junji (I absolutely love that radio by the way, despite me not writing anything about it or it’s two hosts :D)

– Upon finding out that Sakura has never played on the SNES before, Yahagi got really depressed over their age gap lol.

– Yahagi jokingly refers to herself as “obasan” which means aunt, or a mid age woman, to which Sakura yells at her to stop, laughing that she’ll grab her ankles if she does it again lol. Yahagi laughs that Sakura’s got some weird ways to punish Yahagi with haha. Amusingly Yahagi almost refers to herself as “obasan” again and Sakura pretends to go under the table to pinch her heel lol.

I really enjoyed this episode :D The two of them seem to be relatively friendly but not too close. It looks like they’ve gone out together to grab lunch/dinner on occasion but the two of them haven’t really spoken to one another for an extended period of time and don’t really know each other that well.
And since I loved this episode and I’ve been looking forward to seeing Ayaneru’s next radio show… I think I’ll start following this radio~ *adds to the pile* Oh… I sure have a lot to get through don’t I? OTL

Aoi, Saori’s New Show (`・ω・´) #11

August 18th, 2011 § 3 comments § permalink

Name: あおい・さおりの新番組(`・ω・´)
Hosts: Hayami Saori, Yuuki Aoi
Guest: Sakura Ayane
Date: 2011.08.11

Amusingly they kept the name for the show with the slight change of removing the “Temporary Name” and turning it into the “Doya” emoticon. “Doya” in japanese is a kind of expression best described as a triumphant, sorta looking down on someone kind of face expression. This is also used in the email address of the show, which was changed to “”. The origin of the “doya” in the show is from the two of them wanting to grow into a mature and strong willed woman and the show has various corners centred around the two of them as they try to act as their ideal woman where they would commonly use this strong willed expression in an assortment of situations.

Sakura is currently in her summer vacation and says she hasn’t really been going out much during the holidays lol.

– The first time Aoi met Sakura was backstage last year at TBS Anime Festa, though they didn’t appear in the same event. She thought she was an adult woman but was shocked to find out that she was younger than her haha. Yeah Sakura gets a lot of comments about how she doesn’t look her age.

– Sakura remembers that Aoi was in a maid uniform lol

Sakura: She was in a maid uniform!
*Aoi laughs*
Hayami: Ah! I want to see a picture of that!
Sakura: I saved that image into my mind~ <3

– Hayami laughs that although she is Sakura’s senior in I’m Enterprise by three years, Sakura looks so mature that she forgets it all the time hah.

– Sakura recalls her first impression of Hayami was “Wow this person has a different aura to her than normal!”

– Drivers license

Sakura: I want to get a driving license…
Aoi+Hayami: Yeah same here…
Hayami: Let’s all get one!

Aoi: And I really want a car like that Transformers one!

The three of them hit it off really well and Sakura says that she would really love to come again and pronounces that she’ll definitely guest again in the future. Sakura and Aoi in particular laugh that they seem like they could be pretty close friends <3

I really love how well Sakura handles herself on radio. She’s an interesting and amusing person to listen to and she’s only 17! :O Also on an unrelated note, I find it amusing how both her last name and first name sounds like a female first name heh.

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