“Ajin” is a big hit manga about Ajin or demi-human who never die and the Japanese government chasing them, with serious actions and delicate psychological descriptions.
The second film of its anime film trilogy, “Ajin: Shoutotsu (Ajin: Collision)”, has been released in Japan since Friday, May 6th.
To commemorate the movie release, they held a greeting stage event at TOHO Cinemas Nihonbashi on Saturday, May 7th, and Mamoru Miyano, VA for the protagonist, Kei Nagai, and Takahiro Sakurai for Yuu Tosaki who chases after Nagai, appeared on the stage!
With this, Mamoru Miyano talked on stage for two days in a row after the premiere stage event on Friday, May 6th.
At the panel session, they talked plenty about the appealing points of the film such as impressions on the characters each of them voiced, the best scenes selected by the two, and so on.
Also, there was a session about “douchebaggy-sweet scenes” that described the cold but somehow lovable natures of the both calm and clever characters in the film and that caused howls of laughter from the audience!
◆The best scenes in the film “Ajin: Collision” chosen by Mamoru Miyano for Kei Nagai and Takahiro Sakurai for Yuu Tosaki
In the second half of the film, the scene when Kei Nagai voiced by Mamoru Miyano and Kou Nakano voiced by Jun Fukuyama broke in where Tosaki was.
Coincidentally, both of them chose the same part as the best scene in the film. Their comments were as follows:
Being chased by the Ajin Control Committee from the very beginning, Kei had been thinking only about hiding himself in the first film. This particular scene in the second film was very impressive that Kei actively started an action as Ajin.
To pick one scene in the second film, it was this scene that popped into my head.
I’m sure a lot of people would also choose this part as their favorite scene with the lively dialogue between Kei Nagai and Kou Nakano.
◆Regarding the “douchebaggy-sweet” consolation scene of Kei and Tosaki, chosen by the Ajin Control Committee Public Relations Section
Miyano (Kei)’s douchebag-sweet moment： (the middle part in the second film)
While Kei hides himself in a rural village after having been chased by the Ajin Control Committee, another Ajin, Kou Nakano, notices Kei and visits him to fight against Satou together.
This scene where Kei poisoned Kou Nakano as Ajin and locked him up in a truck.
I’m quite saddened to hear “douchebag” being repeated… (laugh)
Now that I learned I was an Ajin, I just wanted to live quietly without troubling anyone…
Sakurai (Tosaki)’s douchebag-sweet moment： (the middle part in the first film)
Another Ajin, Izumi Shimomura, on the side of the Ajin Control Committee to protect Tosaki as a bodyguard, fights against a “black ghost = IBM” of the Ajin Tanaka, who works under the Ajin Satou.
This scene where Tosaki cold-shouldered blushed Izumi while she was embarrased in a set of casual clothes on as her usual suit was ragged badly after the battle.
Indeed Tosaki did cold-shoulder her, but this particular scene shows Izumi Shimomura’s sweetness. I love it how she is blushed! (laugh)
The production must be filled with some vicious atmosphere for brutal scenes, but I can see that the staff is showing their affection towards this particular scene with Izumi Shimomura by their work here.
Thank you very much for coming to the theater today.
“Ajin” is a very special work, I’m honored to have worked on it, and I came to feel a big proposition of human-beings, life and death.
It has influenced me a lot and my point of view has changed greatly since I started working on it.
At the end of the second film, Tosaki and Nagai decide to team up, to surprise us with an unimaginable development later. Please look forward to the third film in the trilogy, too.
Our recordings have already finished, and I’m now just looking forward to the film completion like everyone else. “Ajin” has a very deep message behind the unique theme.
I myself put all I had into the role, and the later development of the story would be unimaginable. Please look forward to it.
Thank you very much for coming here today.
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