Recording of Shimazaki Nobunaga and Yonaga Tsubasa in Taiwan FREE! event. Sorry, I don’t know Mandarin well enough to translate it!!
MC: Please start with your introduction.
Shimazaki: Oh, okay. I’ll read from the card. [Reading] Hello, everyone!
Shimazaki: Wow, much Japanese, thank you! I voice Nanase Haruka in FREE!, I’m Shimazaki Nobunaga, thank you for having me today!
Yonaga: Hey, everyone! [Reading] Hello! I voice Hazuki Nagisa in FREE!, I’m Yonaga Tsubasa, thank you for today!
Shimazaki: Thank you for waiting so long!
MC: We have a surprise for you! Please come in!
[Haruka and Nagisa cosplayers coming in with flowers]
Yonaga: [looking at Nagisa cosplayer] Oh wow, he’s cute! The look is great on you! He looks cool! I–I’m kind of in a fix here, aren’t I? [goes behind Nagisa cosplayer] I think I should be behind him so I can be his voice.
Yonaga: Wow, this is amazing.
Shimazaki: Yeah, it is!
Yonaga: There’s even cosplayers in the crowd, thank you! 謝謝!
[MC asks them who they would want to perform as]
Shimazaki: [after thinking some] I would have to say Haruka! [looks at Yonaga] Sorry, I went in that direction.
Yonaga: Yeah… yeah. Rin-chan, Mako-chan, Rei-chan, Ai-chan, Mikoshiba-senpai– everyone’s voices in FREE fits them perfectly, so if I were asked what role I’d want to voice, naturally that role can only be voiced by that person… so I do consider this a difficult question, but…!
Yonaga: If I could… I’d want to voice Mikoshiba-senpai.
Yonaga: Only because I can’t do it!
Shimazaki: Would you like to try it?
Yonaga: “Oh, Matsuoka!”
MC: What if Haru imitated Nagisa?
Shimazaki: I see. This won’t be as Haru. This will be me, Nobunaga, voicing Nagisa. “Haru-chan~!” “I love you!”
Shimazaki: I don’t know how Haruka would respond, but if I, Shimazaki Nobunaga, were a girl and wanted to go out with one of the characters in FREE!, I’d want it to be Makoto.
Yonaga: [looking away from Nobunaga] …
MC: [laughing] And what about Nagisa?
Yonaga: “Haru-chan, you dummy!”
Yonaga: If I were a woman… [looks at the poster that has the characters] I don’t know who to choose but… it would probably be Makoto… Mako-chan or Rei-chan. Rei-chan seems like the type who would take really good care of you.
[Taking pictures with cosplayers and voicing the scene between Nagisa and Haruka]
Shimazaki: While it was a very short time here, it’s thanks to all of you that I had a really fun, heartwarming visit. I would really like to spend a longer stay in Taiwan next time, and enjoy it with you all again. In closing, I’d like to say a few words from me and Haruka. “Wo ai ni.” Thank you!
Yonaga: As Nobunaga-kun said, I’m very happy to have been able to meet you all. Next time, it would be great if all of the FREE! members came along as well to see you, especially since season 2 has been confirmed. I think there will be a chance to see all of you again because of that, so when that time comes, we would be really happy if you were able to come see us, and it would act as part of our motivation to make FREE! exciting for you, so please continue to support us. Now, from Nagisa. “Everyone! Wo ai ni!” Thank you!