Maybe you already know, but A LOT of seiyuu (especially the male one -__-”), basically surviving by convenience store’s bento and eating out.
Kaji Yuki is one of them.
Seiyuu like Toriumi Kousuke (who can cook AND willing to cook), Yasumoto Hiroki (it’s basically his hobby), Sugiyama Noriaki (hobby also), Sugita Tomokazu-Nakamura Yuuichi (maybe just lazy to go out), Onosaka Masaya (hobby, again), Suzumura Kenichi (hobby, duh) are not many.
The younger one like Shimazaki Nobunaga (who cook because he misses his mother’s taste), or Umehara Yuuichirou (part hobby, part saving money) are even rarer.
Aoi Shouta only knows how to make pancakes. KNOWS, not good at…
Okamoto Nobuhiko basically lives by sweets.
Suzuki Tatsuhisa doesn’t have a preference and thinks that almost everything tastes similar.
Kimura Ryouhei and Uchiyama Kouki likes to go out together, trying a different restaurant each time.
Hosoya Yoshimasa likes drinking (sweet white wine) more than eating.
……… Let’s see if Eguchi Takuya’s still hold on his resolution, next year XD or he just get dragged by his friends and eating out again
Just looking at their positions and some of them are actually very funny…XD
NamiDai = President
Yocchin = Secretary
HiroC = Chairman
Miyu = Managing Director
Kakki = Head of International Division
Suzu = Former President
Iwata-san = Former President’s Personal Chauffeur
Nobu = Sales Department (Elite)
Ryohei = Sales Department (Booze Rep of Project Trignal)
Wing = Sales Department (Sweets Rep of Project Trignal)
Egu = Sales Department (Curry Rep of Project Trignal)
I don’t know why Iwata-san is the chauffeur though…XD
And yeah, with this, I’m set. I’m expecting Ryohei to enter into the room someday with some kind of booze in his hand. We already have Sweets Rep who comes in eating sweets and Curry Rep who comes in with a curry rice…Boss, you better have some beer or something when you come in there someday…X3
OK so this got waaaay longer than I expected it to be, I hope you guys enjoy it nonetheless! I’ll also apologize in advance for the poor writing~
Seiyuus came on stage and read a few lines from the game that were being featured in today’s stage. They eventually all left the stage and Toriumi and Morikubo came back, introduced themselves as hosts and launched Otomate Party 2016
-Wand of Fortune Nama-afureco (live acting)
The show kicked off with a live acting from Wand of Fortune. Onstage seiyuus were Suzu, Kakki, Takahashi and Tachibana. This nama-afureco corner was my favorite because they quickly got into a call&response with the audience. Basically each character had a heart jauge you had to fill by yelling their name and when it got full, they’d confess their love to you. I have never played the game before but from what I understood, Takahashi’s character usually speaks with a high-ish funny voice, yet he switched to smooth and deep for his kokuhaku making the whole audience scream like crazy.
Suzu also used a very nice voice ~
Finally it was Kakki’s turn, his chara was going all tsundere saying he didn’t want to do it but then he finally did.Though I have to say Kakki is the cutest, because right in the middle of his kokuhaku, just before he said he loved you, he looked up to the audience and smiled. He’s so sweet, his smile killed me.
Wand of Fortune seiyuus left the stage and Period: seiyuus replaced them, so this time onstage seiyuus were Noburin, Maeno and Hirarin. Toriumi also joined them midway.
In a few words, the plot revolved around the heroine having left to train alone with some guy and all the others being jealous. They also thought up lines they would have told the heroine had they been the one escorting her.
Maeno’s character spent half of the stage trying to kill Toriumi’s chara and Noburin’s was being a cute and awkward tsundere ~
Toriumi usually has a chirpy high-ish mascot voice in this game, yet he suddenly switched to his deeper good voice when doing some of the lines which got the audience fangirling. I’m not even that much of a Toriumi but he definitely impressed me there !
Hirarin’s monologue was also very sweet. His character is the heroine childhood’s friend and he said he hoped she wouldn’t ever forget about him and about the place where she could come home, all with a very cute soothing voice. My image of Hirarin’s voice is actually more his Rei voice from Free or his Irie voice from Itakiss so I was pretty surprised to hear such a cute voice from him.
Just as Hirarin left, Yura Mari came on stage and started singing Hikari sasu toki. I wasn’t familiar with the singer or the song but I really enjoyed it. Her voice is really pretty and the song is beautiful.
After that it was time for the variety corner. First Toriumi-san and Morikubo-san came back on stage and explained the game.
Basically they played poker but instead of using cards, they made the seiyuus do a pose according to certain themes. Each team had 6 members and the goal was to have as many member as possible strike the exact same pose. Combination were :
- Three Pair
- Three of a kind
-Four of a kind
-Five of a kind
-Royal Flush (everyone doing the same pose)
Of course, seiyuus couldn’t look at each other or consult with each others before posing.
They announced the teams as the rest of the seiyuu came back on stage.
Unfortunately they all did different poses and didn’t get any point. Kaji-kun was like the cutest thing ever while doing his pose. Suzu’s was….just weird. No clue how it was supposed to be cute and girly but yeah, I guess that’s what’s to be expected of Suzu !
Then it was Toriumi’s team turn. Their theme was “Manly pose”. And although it sounded like an easy theme, they failed as well. Kakki did the sumo pose, crouching and all. Other seiyuus suggested a sumo should be naked and that he should have stripped. (He should have, if you ask me. Show us how ripped you got doing all that muscle training Kakki~~~)
Then they drew random seat numbers so that people from the audience could handpick the next themes. They picked one on the first floor and one on the second floor.
Takahashi was sent to the first floor. He found the girl with the right number fairly quickly and asked her where she was from. Then he made her handpick a number and had her read it out loud.
They sent Midorikawa-san to the second floor where we were so I just kept praying he’d come our way (or at least close) but he ended up super far. All the others were mocking Midorikawa-san because he was slow to get to the 2nd floor, saying he’s such an old man and has to wait for the elevator and all. He chit-chatted a bit with the lucky girl whose seat number he had drawn. He asked her if she liked old-men-seiyuus. She said she completely did and he went like “Ah I’m so relieved you do !”. Then he asked her to handpick a number from a box and he read out the number out loud. Finally he gave her something (I have no clue what, I was too far to see).
Takahashi went back on stage first, and they launched a video message from Kishio Daisuke so he could announce the next theme (according to the number that was picked).
Kishio made a bunch of puns during his video message. Said he liked appearing on video better than being at the actual event and that he hoped to see us all at Otomate Party 2017, through video message once again.
He first jokingly said that the theme would be “Best monomane (imitation) of Morikubo Showtarou” and proceeded to imitate his speech (adding a bunch of SHO).
Then he announced the actual theme : “Pose like a pro-wrestler”
While Morikubo’s teammates were thinking about their poses, Kaji-kyun came to Morikubo and told him he would have loved to see an imitation contest of his beloved Morikubo-san and would have participated.
Kaji-kyun is the cutest thing ever. (sure sure, I’m biased)
Satou, Sugiyama and Takahashi did the same pose and they finally scored some points (5).
The theme for Toriumi’s team was announced : “Hissatsu waza (Deathblow?, this is a bit hard to translate sorry)” And they basically ALL did a kamehameha, ended up scoring 15 points.
The game ended here with Toriumi’s team victory…which meant….Punishment game for Morikubo’s team!
They each had to pick a paper with some sweet lines and had to read them in characters (request had been sent beforehand by fans). Suzu dashed to the center of the scene as soon as he picked up his paper so he could go first. Kaji-kyun actually wondered HOW his lines were supposed to make people go “dokidoki” as he had to act as Kanato (so yeah, pretty disturbing) and Hirarin used the sweetest voice ever, I just wanted to hug him.
Satou : Masamune Touya (Norn9)
(They all sat around listening to him and staring at him while he did it. He was super stressed out which was adorable.)
Diabolik Lovers nama-afureco
Participating seiyuus were Kaji-kyun, Morikawa-san, Hirarin, Toriumi and Morikubo.
I only have one thing to say…….KAJI-KYUN’S KANATO-VOICE IS INSANELY GOOD. Even more so when you hear it live. How is that kid even that good, I have no idea.
OK, so a brief explanation of the plot. We have the Sakamaki bros being super bored and they kinda end up reaching the conclusion that a pet would do them good. They don’t want an annoying pet though and after much thinking they come to the conclusion that their pet must be fluffy but able to take care of itself on its own. And what’s better for that than a vampire who can change into a wolf ? They lure Tsukinami Shin, Morikubo’s character using his beloved peanuts and try to make him listen to them through different (stupid) means but it doesn’t quite work out the way they had hoped.
Participating seiyuus were Kaji-kyun, Satou, Sugiyama and Yusa-san.
The plot wasn’t all that interesting but they basically tried to have people know the characters better as this game (and anime) is such a recent addition to the Otomate games lineup.
Yusa-san’s character showed a chart showcasing all of the characters relationship but it turned out the be super biased (made himself out to be a couple with one of the girls and called Satou’s character a pervert). Others characters complained, trying to explain their actual personalities and relationships their way while Satou’s character kept on being depressed for a while.
They ended the scene by showing Kaji-kyun’s character’s room which had a surprising amount of cosplays laying around. He said he planned to make Koharu (one of the heroines) wear them which got Satou’s chara super hyped and made the others call him a pervert once again.
-There was a second song corner by Yanagi Nagi which was also pretty nice. I didn’t like the song as much though.
Overall I really really enjoyed this event despite us getting some of the worst possible seats. (right in the middle which was pretty cool but furthest row of the 2nd floor)
This was my first actual seiyuu event and I’m really happy I finally got to attend one! Definitely going to try and go to more event in the future.
I hope you can all enjoy it as well when it comes out in DVD !
AND THANK YOU FOR READING. Sorry once again for my shitty english.
PS: Thanks to my adorable kitten @pinkubakaneko for coming with me and helping me write the report. ♥