Itou Kanae – “Do Reindeer Exist?”

July 27th, 2011 § 10 comments § permalink

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.

Click to show the audio drama transcript »

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.

Click to show the Satou Rina and Itou Kanae reindeer radio transcript(It’s long!) »

(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…

Click to show the Toyosaki Aki and Itou Kanae radio transcript »

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.

…I really miss Railgun’s radio :(

Toaru Radio no Index #12

April 18th, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

Hosts: Iguchi Yuka, Satou Rina
Guest: Noto Mamiko
Date: 2008.12.05

They’re drinking the same alcohol as last episode lol

– It looks like Iguchi’s got a high tolerance for alcohol :O

– The script has Noto introducing herself as “Hello, this is your Noto Mamiko” and the other two are like “YAYY!! My Noto Mamiko?? MY NOTO MAMIKO???” ahaha

– Noto says she’s gotten teary from reading some scripts but says there was one in particular that had her crying really heavily. She didn’t say it’s name though… WAS IT CLANNAD? WAS IT. I STILL GET TEARY JUST THINKING ABOUT CLANNADKASDJFSKADLJASLDFJK ;_;

– Iguchi mentions a time from an anime she’s worked in where there’s a love triangle and it really touched her. Was it True Tears I wonder?

I’m not sure why I didn’t write much for this episode, I found it really hilarious too. It seemed like the alcohol was having a stronger effect on them this episode lol, with the three of them continuously denying that they were drunk whenever they did something strange haha.

Toaru Radio no Index #11

April 18th, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

Hosts: Iguchi Yuka, Satou Rina
Guest: Noto Mamiko
Date: 2008.11.28

The two of them introduced the alcohol they were drinking for this episode far more enthusiastically than they talked about their guest lol. Incidentally the alcohol they’re drinking is the same one SatoRina drank with Kanae on Railgun Radio, the one that got her tipsy after a couple of sips lol. Noto is the first female guest of Index Radio, at it’s 11th episode, and also it’s first in studio guest, the last guest was Atsushi Abe in a live audience recording.

– Noto found Himegami difficult to play. she was told not to put much expression into her character, but then was told to put a little more. Noto had spoken with the director a few times to ask if she was on track with Himegami.

– SatoRina noted that she had never been in the recordings with Noto since Misaka and Himegami hasn’t appeared together before :O

– Noto says she’s worked as a shrine maiden part time before a long time ago :O She says that the clothing was pretty difficult to wear, it was particularly problematic when needing to go to the toilet.

– When asking Noto if she has any special abilities for one of the corners, the two of them mention that Iguchi can find people really easily and SatoRina says she can sit in the traditional seiza position forever :O

– Noto’s “special ability” is “Being able to treat anywhere as her home” saying that she can relax anywhere as if it’s her own room.

– A listener sends in a mail talking about his special ability of how he’s able to make goosebumps on his skin at will, and even make it appear on certain places only. Wow that’s sooo creepy ahaha. They laugh about wanting to see it in person, or even in a photo lol. They ended up naming the ability “Dokodemo Chicken” Dokodemo” meaning “Wherever” and “chicken” taken from the japanese word for goosebumps.

I think they got a bit tipsy near the end lol.

Toaru Radio no Index #29

December 12th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Hosts: Iguchi Yuka, Satou Rina
Guest: Asumi Kana
Date: 2009.4.10

Toaru Majutsu no Index’s original popular radio show hosted by Misaka Mikoto’s Satou Rina and Index’s Iguchi Yuka. This is one of the later episodes, right before it’s ending on episode 32. Incidentally Toaru Radio no Index has started up again for Index’s second season with the same hosts and is currently on it’s 11th episode (which guested Kuroko’s Arai Satomi, their second guest for the season with the first being Endou Aya). Oh and by the way, Iguchi calls Asumi “Moko-tan”.

– Asking Asumi if she’s got any special abilities
Asumi: “I’m good at handling Iguchi”
Iguchi[in indignation]: “Moko-tan!!”
SatoRina: “Ah looks like she doesn’t hate the idea though. Actually I think she’s enjoying it.”

– They start opening some alcohol to drink, to Asumi’s surprise. Ah now that’s ToaRaji for you lol, it’s a regular thing for them to start drinking during the show, which is what caused the tipsy Kanae happenings in RailgunRadio <3

– SatoRina says she doesn’t really sleeptalk but she laughs in her sleep.

What’s something that you’ve been worried about recently?
Asumi: “…Yuka-chan is occasionally a pain to deal with”
Iguchi: “I’ve got no choice but to try and fix that I guess”
Asumi: “You won’t be able to fix it even if you try”
Lol these two should just get married already harhar

– SatoRina says that these two are similar, like their mannerisms and reactions lol.

Iguchi and Asumi kept fiddling with each other during the radio, to which SatoRina jokingly scolds them on each time lol. Also I’m pretty sure the radio shares the same staff with Railgun’s radio.

Sugita Tomokazu no Anigera! DeDoooon #36

August 13th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink


Host: Sugita Tomokazu
Assistants: SP Tanaka, SP Satou, Asakura
Guest: Satou Rina
Date: 2010.08.12
Satou Rina guesting on Sugita’s radio show, Anigera Dedooon. The show has multiple regular members, Sugita, SP Tanaka, SP Satou and Asakura. Additionally there’s a recorded voice “AI” thing called “AGRS” that chips in a word or two (such as “Baka baka!”, “Hentai!” etc.) occasionally throughout the show. SatoRina and Sugita had been talking quite a bit on twitter about the show previously to this point so I’m interested to hear how the show went.

– The show’s greeting is “Dedoooon” when SatoRina said it she sounded kinda off and Sugita apologised for the embarassing greeting lol.

– This is one of the rare times that they’ve had a female guest on the show. If I recall correctly, the last time they had one was Yukana, and the only female seiyuu before that was Sanpei Yuuko. I think they’ve had female non-seiyuu guests a couple of times though such as Honey and Clover’s manga-ka among others.
– The two of them talk briefly about a new series that they’re both appearing in together that has alot of pressure being put on them. I wonder what it is? Perhaps Index 2? ….Fractale?

– One of the mail had Misaka’s line “Denki ha Taisetsu ne? BiriBiri” at the end and SatoRina repeated it in Misaka mode :D

– Sugita recalls that SatoRina appeared about two times on Honey and Clover as random characters, to which she’s surprised that he remembers.

SatoRina: “I’m really surprised you remembered!”

Sugita: “Well I can’t not recognise that wonderful voice, me and Kamiya [Hiroshi] were talking about it”

SatoRina: “I’m really really surprised, I just spoke some really small lines… Thanks”

Sugita: “Ah sorry for being kinda creepy”

Lol I love it when Sugita fanboys over other seiyuu <3

– Oh I never realised that Sugita voiced Garfield in the japanese dub of that Garfield Movie :O Lol Apparently he did alot of adlibbing in that recording.

– Sugita makes fun of Haruhi’s Endless Eight lol. [In mock anger]”They’re not the same! There’s differences between each of them!” Also on a more serious note, he mentions that they recorded each episode separately instead of recycling previous recordings.

– Lol Mizuki Nana’s Take A Chance is the BGM for one of the show’s corners.

– Sugita talks about how he laughed when he found out SatoRina’s role in Mayoi Neko was the character “Satou” as well as the combination of her and Arai Satomi as the two maids.

Overall it was a fun episode. They spoke a bit about twitter in the end which was pretty interesting. SatoRina asked to be invited again to which Sugita responded “Oh you don’t want to say that, we actually will invite you again if you do” lol. On top of that there’s SatoRina’s tweet that was retweeted by Sugita:

“ディッシュ!よろしく!!だよー!またゲスト行きたいので…(笑)ディドゥーーン!!” that also asked to be called on again so lets hope they do guest her again :D

Toaru Radio no Railgun #32

June 13th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Hosts: Toyosaki Aki, Itou Kanae
Guests: Satou Rina, Arai Satomi

Final episode of Radio Railgun ;_;. Guests for this episode are Arai Satomi and Satou Rina.

– Itou Kanae and Toyosaki Aki’s child voice was great before, but it’s getting better with each episode lol, so cute <3

– They each had to imitate a certain part of each character hah.

Toyosaki Aki: Kuroko’s right twintail

[I’m the right twintail- desu no]

Itou Kanae: Uiharu’s flower hair accessory

Arai Satomi: Misaka’s railgun coin.

[..I’m coin number 47… She sure shoots alot… They won’t ever come back…]

Satou Rina: Saten’s bat she used in the last episode.

And so ends one of my favourite radio shows. I’ll miss you ;_;

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