Nakata Jouji-san was not actively cast as a voice actor at TYPE-MOON. Instead, he would appear in a full cosplay of the character he ended up voicing whenever it was time to record their voice lines. Nakata-san is a very skilled man. His cosplays are incredibly convincing. I am still not entirely certain King Hassan and Nakata-san are different people. King Hassan never takes off his helmet after all, and I have never seen King Hassan and Nakata-san in the same room.
fumiesuguri:“With the completion of Japanese Nationals, Asada-senshu did not make it onto the world team. About whether or not to continue. A few years ago, when Asada-senshu resumed her competitive career, we had a long talk at the Shin-Yokohama rink. I advised her not to continue. The reason for that is because I don’t want her to have the same painful memories as I did.
When I look back on it now, 2006 was my competitive peak. Still, no matter how painful it was, I have no regrets for continuing. Mentally, physically, spiritually, it was all a challenge. Reevaluating my technique and working on conditioning.
Being able to continue required working and learning about the company I work for. There is true value in pursuing something you love—such as understanding the true value of money. From 2006 to until I retired in 2014, I learned what skating really means. And now I get to coach. However, I faced so many heavy outside pressures and criticisms—being told all sorts of things from everywhere, I felt like I was going to break.
I didn’t want her to have to face that. But, in the end, she said, “But I want to keep going,” and I said, “In that case, I understand. If there’s anything I can do to help, please let me know whenever you need it,” and we parted.
The decision whether or not to continue is up to the person making decision, and not for those on the fringes to call into question. Just support them, earnestly. That’s what we should do. All athletes want it to round it off to that perfect, beautiful end, but only a very few actually achieve it.
Even the big name senpais from my company, Nakata Hidetoshi-san and Tamesue Dai-san, they all have regrets. Ending with good results isn’t the only thing. It’s about the attitude and the way you live. Ganbare Mao-chan!!!”
Kitahara Rie Blog Translation 20/07/2017 - Niigata Friend
先日、 新潟のおともだち、 NGT48のお姐さんこと 中田エミリーさんの 結婚をお祝いしたよ🥂🌠
The other day I celebrated the marriage of someone who’s my friend in Niigata, and a big sister to NGT48; Nakata Emiri-san
But..while I wanted to celebrate her marriage…
I ended up receiving some birthday congratulations myself…
お互い 祝いあうっていう 不思議な感じになりました😂😂👏🏻！笑
In the end we somehow ended up celebrating together, how strange
いい写真だ…＼＼\٩( ‘ω’ )و //／／
What a nice photo….
＼＼\٩( 'ω’ )و //／／
わたしの新潟移籍当初の目標に 『新潟でともだちを作る！』 というのがあったのですが… (メンバーは別ね)
My first goal when I was transferred to Niigata was “I want to make a friend!”…. (Besides another member)
And thanks to Emiri-san my wish was granted
I’m thankful to Niigata for letting me meet such a wonderful person
お互いお祝いしあったので、 プレゼントも 贈りあうかたちになりました
We were celebrating together, so we also exchanged presents at the same time
Emiri-neesan gave me some Hacci goods~~
I love Hacci~~
I posted about the contents of my bag on Instagram (look it up)
インスタに載せた日焼け止めミストは自分で買ったものだけど、 教えてくれたのはエミリーさんなの(๑>◡<๑) ロケの時にオススメしてくれて、それで惚れて購入したの〜！
The sunscreen spray in my Instagram post I bought myself, but Emiri-san is the person who told me about it
She told me about it while we were on location together, so I bought some and I love it~~!
たかみなちゃんにもオススメしたんだけど、 すごい気に入ってくれて 買ってた😄💓
I also recommended it to Takamina-chan and she really liked it and bought some too
It gives off a nice womanly smell~~
ほんと HACCIは いいオンナってかんじだよね
Hacci really lets you be womanly
I’m going to keep using Hacci and become an impressive woman~~~
Title: Close to the Chest: Chapter 10 “Cards on the Table” Fandom: Haikyuu!! Pairings: Kyoutani Kentarou/Yahaba Shigeru, Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru, Oikawa Tooru & Yahaba Shigeru Summary: Yahaba tries to deal with his feelings and repays some favors. WordCount: 10,305
Nocchi: There was [a demo track] where Nakata-san sang once before.
Kashiyuka: That one was a shocker too.
Nocchi: For ‘Perfect Star Perfect Style,’ the first track on our album Perfume ~Complete Best~, Nakata-san manipulated his own voice to sound like a completely different person and sang the vocals that way, so that was what we listened to and memorized.
OriSuta interviewed Matsujun for his MC role in “Sekai Ichi no Show Time”.
– It has been 1.5 years since the last show. How do you feel.
M: I think the show feels very special. The guests in the audience are not usual guests but buyers who are actually paying money, so the performances are highly anticipated. I also feel very nervous for them. It’s a very compact show and it’s really fun.
– Which performance left the deepest impression?
M: It’s really hard to pick one. There are lot that I myself have never seen before. For example performances from overseas, or the trampoline act which I got to see live for the first time.
– You mentioned in the show that you wanted to do the trampoline act at your concert.
M: Yes yes. But nobody wants to do it (laughts). Actually after that I asked the members again. I spoke to the performer, Nakata Daisuke-san, after the recording. He says that everyone in Arashi can probably learn it in a month, so I decided to tell the members about it again.
– And what was their reaction?
M: “You can do it in a month huh…” and just “hmm”. I think they still haven’t changed their minds. If I have time I guess we might challenge it, but then what will we do with that in our concert is another question altogether (laughs). If we have a song that might fit this I guess I might pursue it in the future.
Director Nakata Hideo Still a Fan of Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi
Looks like Oh-chan got himself a life time fan in Shinigami-kun director, Nakata Hideo. Nakata-san tweeted he was watching the Arashi Shiyagare 2 Hour special and commented that perhaps deep inside, Ohno and Matsuko Deluxe do share some similar qualities.
Director Nakata - if you doing the pre-work for your next movie, please put Ohno Satoshi in it.