Happy Birthday Hocchan!

Hocchan celebrates her 17th birthday for the 22nd time today!

A fan on twitter has kindly documented her journey as a 17 year old in a chart since her debut.

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I see she has perfected *the smile* from 2003 onwards… Looks like nothing much has changed except the level of makeup ^ ^”

While I’m on the topic of Hocchan, be sure to follow her new instagram if you have one. It’s great u can see her doing the same pose over and over again on a much more frequent basis and also some other interesting pics of food and other people [which is a legit great thing, this sentence wasn’t meant to sound so sarcastic!!].

With fellow Aice5 member Asano Masumi

During an Aice5 photoshoot

HOCCHAN MAWATTE!!!!!!!!!!!

Don’t forget to rate, comment and subscribe to her Instagram for more great shots.

Anyway, here’s to another exciting, healthy year for Hocchan! Hope she gets hitched if she secretly isn’t already.

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AFTER FLIGHT☆03

Somehow or other before I knew it, it became 2015, Nana turned 35 and LIVE THEATRE is already over and I haven’t finished Nana’s AFTER FLIGHT posts yet ^^” so here I am trying to catch up. lol are all seiyuu blogs doomed for inactivity?

If you don’t know what these posts are talking about, you better order Nana’s LIVE FLIGHT+ DVD/BD!!!!! It came out two weeks ago!

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When it comes to a tour, I look forward to the planning process! ♪
As such, today we will talk about this! (^O^)/
Since I covered DREAMS COME TRUE’s “egao no yukue” in SUPERNAL LIBERTY, this time, we decided to pick up all the songs I’ve covered until now outside my name (so from character songs etc.) and onto a die!
The challenge is to roll it at the venue and sing the song that comes up! (≧ω≦)b
Since I am unable to predict what will come up, it is different to drawing lots as we can’t go through the process of elimination and the same song might come up again and again… The truth is this was secretly the most nervous corner I’ve ever been wrapped up in (^^ゞ
But, being nervous with everyone while rolling the die was fun… ♪♪♪
It was certainly perfect for the live! o(^-^)o
I was happy that the die landed on all the songs and I was able to sing them all~! (≧▽≦)/
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Minako blog round-up September 7-24

With her new album, 3rd live tour and birthday, you can’t really blame my not-so-subtle pivot towards the Minako sphere, can you? Anyhow, she’s been up to a lot lately so here’s a quick summary of what she’s been up to (and we can find out a lot more about the process that went behind her new album). I figured it’d be much better if I just summarised her blog posts rather than translating them all one by one since they’re so long, lol.

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07 September 2014

  • Here is the CD jacket for the 2nd album “Tick”.
  • This time, it’s something fresh and is a little bit different to what we’ve had until now.
  • She worked with roughly the same people as always, but the atmosphere of the album is still a little different.
  • With the album title and the cover photo, she wanted to “mark the passage of time”
  • As a result, this photoshoot was like it was for an old 60s and 70s fashion magazine.

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AFTER FLIGHT☆02

2014.08. 5

When it comes to a Mizuki live,
at some point it became routine to feature a giant vehicle, lol
…As a result, today’s corner is about this!
It’s an airplane that synchronised its entrance with the opening video~!!(≧ω≦)/
Its name is the “Supernal#077”!!☆
Just like the stage, it is a combination of old and new, and we wanted to make it a machine that journeyed through time-space, so we worked on it with the retro propeller as a base♪
We wanted it to be simple but also to stand out, so we were also very picky with the body design o(^-^)o
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And somehow!
This machine here is flying in real life! ヽ(≧▽≦)/
This tour is titled FLIGHT… so we want to arrive while flying in the sky! Is what MishimaP and I recklessly requested, and it was granted by our stage, production, props, and flying teams! (>_<)☆☆☆
From behind the cockpit I introduced yesterday, gliding through the sky past the runway all the way to the centre stage!
Right at the moment when the image of “VIRGIN CODE” was taking shape…
It made me tremble with emotions!! I was really really, happy!☆☆☆
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AFTER FLIGHT☆01

2014.08. 4

As per usual, it’s the After corner!!! (≧▽≦)/
I’ve been dying to tell you all about it since June.
I’ll be attaching photos of the bits and pieces that made it to the stage this time!!♪♪♪
Firstly, today we have the stage set!!
This tour’s style is “FLIGHT”, so let’s make the entire stage itself a giant aircraft!
And so, we produced a giant propeller! If you look at it closely, it’s like this…☆

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It’s a propeller that flew through the past, present and future by time-warping, so it has a retro image. To make it look well-used, we added rust and weathering to complete its look. During the live, it is operated by a system that makes it automatically move in a way that suits the moment. It’s very cool!

And at the centre of the stage, the cockpit is split into two by a flight of stairs ☆
The pattern of the stairs are not stuck on but fretwork, and has the details and finishing of an antique…!
When I saw it for the very first time at rehearsal, I was earth-shatteringly impressed!!
At the top of all that, at the cockpit there is a range of meters and gauges that look like touch-panels!! Its appearance is a fusion of different generations that transcends space and time…
It was a set that had the concepts of both past and future, and certainly fit into the theme of “SUPERNAL LIBERTY”!! (^O^)/

The design meetings for the stage started this year in January, and we revised it again and again until it became this finished product!

Fussing over even the details, being able to change not only the width but the height of the set so that it can fit the halls, arenas and stadiums..
To everyone on the stage team who made this super set, thank you so much!!!!

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LIVE FLIGHT☆AIR 14 Yokohama!!

2014.08. 3

Mizuki Airlines’ final domestic flight has finally arrived at Yokohama Stadium!!!

There were three open-air stadiums during the tour, but the sky heard the wishes of Team Mizuki, and there was no rain(ω)lol
The ultimate blue sky was watching over our stage today too!
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Wow, there’s so much I want to talk about, where should I begin…!? Lol
Anyway, it was just so much fun, it was out of this world!
“This miracle-like moment that can be found nowhere else, I want to feel it with every cell of my body!” That was the kind of stage I lost myself in!

This time’s tour started on the first of June, and the two months just flew by. There was honestly so much that happened.
I really can’t express in words the happiness of being able to safely re-commence the tour and arrive at the final stage together with everyone’s smile…

Once again…
You made a stage that overflowed with dreams together with me.
Cherry Boys, Team Yoda, and everyone involved with the stage, lighting, instruments, props, SFX, flying, video, make-up and costumes, and all those who helped make this tour a success, I really, really, really, really thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to your support, love was overflowing, the best possible outcome.
The live is a treasure that I will not forget for the rest of my life. (*^-^*)

 It might be cliché, but I really mean it, so please let me say it!
I’m so, so happy to have met such wonderful friends!!
Thank you so much for such a fantastic time!!!☆☆☆
Let’s do a lot of fun things together from now on too!!!!! ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Uugh, at this rate it looks like I won’t be able to stop writing once I get started, so please let me tell you all about the contents of the live in my customary “After flight”!! (ω)

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I’ve been pretty busy lately so I think I’ll be sticking to some smaller translations for a while. A bit late but I think I’d like to translate the “After flight” posts following the end of Nana’s LIVE FLIGHT tour. There’s quite a lot so I might group posts together but yeah look forward to them! I’m glad that Nana safely ended her tour!! Can’t wait to see what she’ll do next!! LOV U NANA….

Nabatame Hitomi gets married!

After what seems like a hectic series of birthday celebrations, super voice actress Nabatame Hitomi announces that she has officially entered the family register. In other words, she got married! Congratulations!

Photo taken last October for the Precure movie.. not during her wedding ceremony lol.

Sorry to disappoint but photo was taken last October for the Precure movie.. not during her wedding ceremony lol.

Just the day before, Hitomi and Gotou Mai had a massive official birthday event. Hitomi’s birthday is August 4 and Mai’s is August 22. Judging from her blog, sending out the invitations was hectic but it looks like everyone had a good time! Apparently iPhone cases were the official event goodie haha

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Hitomi and Mai with the organisers of the event

The very next day (I mean today) she celebrated her character Aida Mana’s (from Doki doki! Precure) birthday. All the main characters from Doki doki! Precure share the same birthday as their voice actresses. August 4 actually happens to land on the birthdays of several dokipre staff, including Hitomi, Terasaki Yuka (Raquel’s VA), as well as one of the producers Shibata Hiroaki. So all the dokipre staff and cast members celebrated together.

On the same day, Hitomi announced on her blog that she got married! Congrats!! Apparently her partner has a good personality and Hitomi herself is surprised that she was able to marry such a respectable person lol. She announced her marriage yesterday at the birthday event and thanked everyone for keeping quiet about it until the official blog announcement. Good work fans! Apparently some female fans were crying as if they themselves got married, lol. I understand, she is 38 this year, so I’m sure a lot of fans have been secretly worried for her……….. Including me…. LOL so I’m really happy for her!!

She said she’ll be continuing voicework from now on as well. May she have many happy days and many more roles ahead of her!! Woop woop!

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「プリキュア」キュアハート声優・生天目仁美が入籍発表!
マナ、誕生日おめでとう!そして、私!