In the beginning when I was first cast to be in the series, I felt a lot of pressure. But I’m so happy to be here as “Mikaze Ai” and to be accepted by everyone. As two people both having to start from somewhere—me having no experience as a voice actor at the time, and Ai having to understand many emotions—there’s a lot of things that overlap between us. Because of that, I want to work with all of my might in order to make Ai shine. Up to now I’ve walked with Ai as a team, but from now I’d like to grow while taking a bit of the lead. I want to continue being the one walking together with Ai, and become worthy as a member of UtaPri. I’ll do my best, so I’d be happy for you to continue supporting me!
Aoi Shouta’s Special Message from the Uta no Prince-sama 5th Anniversary Book