I thought I should include and translate the whole part because it’s so cute. And it seems Mamo imitating Hosoyan is pretty popular too. Actually I’d planned to translate it from the start but somehow didn’t until now. They talk about how Mamo and Hosoyan did a fist bump at a Free! recording and Mamo imitates Hosoyan.
Miyano Mamoru: - I really love working with Hosoya-san. He’s amusing, and I pester him a lot.
Shimazaki Nobunaga: - Yes, you do that often! I’d also like to hear about that!
Miyano Mamoru: - But somehow, you know, Sousuke and Rin often bump their fists together in the anime, don’t they? I often get asked about that in interviews too. They ask if I have that kind of experience. And I say that really, that’s something you’d admire. Those two do it naturally, don’t they?
Shimazaki Nobunaga: - They do!
Miyano Mamoru: - Haha! And I think that’s so cool!
Shimazaki Nobunaga: - But I know about it. I saw Miyano-san and Hosoya-san, sometime at the recording, when revising or something, you bumped your fists!
Miyano Mamoru: - Haha. Yeah, I don’t know when it was but I thought that’s nice and went up to Hosoya-san and raised my fist. And then Hosoya-san bumped his fist on mine nervously, like, softly.
Shimazaki Nobunaga: - That’s cute!
Miyano Mamoru: - He did that softly, and what do you think he said? “Ah…it’s warm!” - that’s what he said. Haha!
Shimazaki Nobunaga: - And then I heard from Hosoya-san that he got to know your temperature before starting the recording.
Miyano Mamoru: - Right, right. Something like it’s cold until starting but warm after finishing the recording. It’s like “that’s it?”. But I think that somehow it’s true that you can feel something that can’t be transmitted through words. We started doing that naturally every week after that and when we do it, I feel more hyped up. And I think the distance between us shortened with that.
Shimazaki Nobunaga: - That’s really wonderful. You’re synchronized as your characters too. And like that, the best team was taking form both in the anime and among the cast. That’s Team Samezuka! I’m glad I could hear this! And I really wanted to hear your talk with Hosoya-san…
Miyano Mamoru: - “Um…Miyano-san’s hand…is warm, isn’t it?”
And I was like: that’s your impression on it? "No,no…I think, Um…um,it’s important, you know… Um…um, because I’m not good at it…you know, um, I’m not good with people…So things like temperature…It’s…like a way to communicate..and…it’s important for me.”
That’s what he was saying.
Shimazaki Nobunaga: - You really sounded like him!
Miyano Mamoru: - Hahaha!
Shimazaki Nobunaga: - Totally sounded like him! What you were saying, the way of talking and the style, you know, everything was alike so you can only say it sounded like him. Awesome. But you two often have preparatory meetings, don’t you?
So this is how the recording studio is getting warmed up. Then, let’s read the next mail…
(Free! web radio Iwatobi Channel ES 07 ~35:00)