The production of TV anime Girlish Number held a very special Halloween event at Akasaka Sacas on October 30.
The five main cast member, Sayaka Sengongi, Kaede Hondo, Yui Ishikawa, Eri Suzuki, and Saori Onishi, talked about the anime and Halloween in front of an excited crowd with was mostly dressed in Halloween costumes. The event was coordinated by Senbogi and Hondo who expressed their doubt for their hosting abilities by saying to the crowd, ‘Please take it easy on us today.’ Of course, the venue was filled with laughter.
When all the cast members joined them on stage, they gave a brief introduction of the anime and talked about the dubbing process. The most interesting part of the talk was about the monotone voice acting of Chitose in the in-anime anime called Kusure.
Senbongi confessed that it wasn’t easy to play Chitose. In order to express her mediocre voice-acting, she tried really hard to play the character without thinking at all about what emotions she had to convey through her acting.
The next section was about Halloween and the costumes the actors would have chosen for their characters. Ishikawa said she would prefer ‘a very typical Halloween costume,’ while Onishi wanted ‘a nun costome that looks kind of sexy but covers all the necessary parts.’ Their discussion was fun and they tried to think of the perfect costume for their character.
During the next section they introduced their characters through drawings. Each of the five cast members tried to highlight their character’s individual characteristics. They also draw pumpkin carves they want to do. These drawings were so funny that the venue filled with laughter.
In the last segment, the cast talked about the coming episodes. Suzuki believed that ‘this anime is a great mixture of fiction and non-fiction and that’s what makes this anime very exciting and thrilling.’ Senbongi talked a bit more about Chitose and she said that she understood the reasons people might not like her, ‘ She is looking like a crazy girl at this points, but please try not to dislike Girlish Number.’
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