The selection screening in which episodes selected by the cast of “Kotetsujo no Kabaneri” were aired was held at Noitamina Shop & Café Theater.
In this selection screening which was held on Saturdays, 18th and 25th of June, a special talk show was held by the cast and on June 25th, Tasuku Hatanaka (Ikoma), a main character, appeared on the stage!
He talked about his favorite episodes and secret story during the post-recording of “Kotetsujo no Kabaneri”, a series that will be completed next week.
During the talk show, Hatanaka expressed his passion in acting Ikoma by saying “I acted Ikoma by sympathizing with him of his fighting spirit to change the frustration caused by things he could not get right.
Among the event participants, each day one person selected by lot was given a panel with Hatanaka’s signature, and the venue was enveloped with happy voices!
Then Hatanaka closed the talk show by addressing the final episode that will be aired next week, saying “All members of the cast did their best and the staff worked without sleeping! We would like you to love this series even after the final episode is aired. Thank you!”. Following are the comments of the guests at the talk show.
“Kotetsujo no Kabaneri” Selection Screening & Talk Show
Date : at 17:00 on Saturday, June 25th (The 3rd)
Venue : Noitamina Shop & Café Theater (4F of Aqua City Odaiba)
Guest : Tasuki Hatanaka of Ikoma
Tasuku Hatanaka Comments
Hatanaka’s favorite scene (episode 7), the reason for selection:
In this episode, you can see everyday peace before entering intohoi a dire situation, Ikoma facing straightly to Mumei and Mumei being just as she is so you can see different expressions of various people. That is the reason why I selected this episode. I think the scene with Mumei at the shrine in episode 7 helped Ikoma’s will to look stronger in episode 11.
Request from director Araki when acting in the episode 7
When I first acted Ikoma in the scene in which Ikoma and Mumei are talking at the shrine, my mind was wavering. Noticing that, director Araki and sound director Mima sound said to me that “This is the scene to illustrate Mumei’s wavering feeling and Ikoma should be the one making her feeling waiver. So set your mind and don’t waiver”.
Things Hatanaka shares with Ikoma
It would be a looser spirit lol. Both I and Ikoma are not clever so we have experienced many failures and things we could not do. But there were many moments in which I felt the urge to catch up with the other members of the cast and staff. Through acting Ikoma, I sympathized with him and his stance in which he turns his frustration into his power.
Regarding episode 11 which was broadcasted last week
During the scenes in which Ikoma risks his life, I actually strained my body and stopped my breathing. I acted Ikoma wanting to express a change in his will from “to bring my pride back” (episode 1) to “to devote his life for Mumei” (episode 11).
Regarding the final episode that will be broadcasted next week
I think the episode will be unpredictable and you won’t be able to get your eyes off the screen.
To where will risking his own life take Ikoma, can he save Mumei, what burden has Biba and more, this episode is hot until its very end. So whatever the end may be, please kindly watch the life of each character till the end. All members of the cast did their best and the staff worked without sleeping! Please love this series even after the broadcast of the final episode. Thank you.
TV anime series “Kotetsujo no Kabaneri”
Broadcasted at Fuji TV “Noitamina” from 00:55am on Fridays. It is broadcasted at other TV stations as well.
Exclusive distribution to Japan and to the world by Amazon Prime Video : In Japan, it is scheduled to be distributed from 02:00 on Fridays right after every episode broadcasted by Fuji TV.
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