The manga “Kageki Shojo !!” by Kumiko Saiki has been made into a TV animation! The “Youth Spoken Story” by the opera girls who are passionate about the shining stage will begin in July 2021.
To commemorate the broadcast, Animate Times will carry out a relay series! In the second installment, we will deliver a dialogue between Kana Hanazawa, who plays Sei Nojima, and Mikako Komatsu, who plays the role of Lisa Nakayama.
What is your impression of each character? Do you sympathize with the relationship between Holy and Lisa?
First of all, I would like to ask you about the roles of the two of you. How does Mr. Hanazawa play the impression of Holy?
Hanazawa: I think he’s an interesting girl because he’s watching the original story and anime (laughs). However, I’m a little scared if I’m a junior because there is a dark part, and I’m screaming that it’s tough. I want Lisa to tell me.
Komatsu: From the outside of the work, it seems that Holy’s tight remarks have some intention, but from the point of view of the person being said, it can’t be helped. I think I will atrophy.
Hanazawa: I think I’m with this senior today, and my stomach hurts! However, the Holy has holy thoughts and thoughts. I think he’s not a bad boy because his sharp remarks are just because he recognizes the other person correctly. The more you know the inside, the more attractive you look.
How about Lisa, played by Mr. Komatsu?
Komatsu: I think everything is a child who is faithful to the basics. I’m sure there is an ideal image of seniors, and even if that is the case, it’s an image of dealing with juniors while looking at myself objectively. Her seriousness and a strong sense of responsibility can also be felt from her strong vocabulary.
Hanazawa: Certainly, Lisa feels like a straightforward hard worker. Whether you are a student aiming for a theater company or a senior, it makes sense to do your best.
Komatsu: It’s serious, but places like Holy aren’t innovative to put it the other way around. I think it can be full of myself.
The image is that the two are always together, but their personalities are entirely different.
Komatsu: That’s right. However, there is a place that makes me feel that Holy is one better. It was said that even in the past recollections, it was holy and stunning.
Hanazawa: Even if I point out something, I don’t say it in an easy-to-understand manner, “Oh, it’s holy.” It’s hard to see what I mean. I haven’t said anything wrong, but from the person being told, I feel a sense of opposition before I receive the word. When I was told something I didn’t like, my feelings would come first.
Komatsu: The difference between what Lisa was aiming for and how she is seen around here is something that Lisa herself must later notice, and I think it’s fantastic that Holy is the first to notice it. But I wonder if it’s called Zuba.
Hanazawa: It’s fantastic to say suddenly. But when I was doing this job, I talked about that kind of thing when I was dubbing. We are in a parallel world, and I feel like that was said, especially when I was a child actor.
Komatsu: Even in the work of a voice actor, you’re often told something like, “What are you going to audition for? That? There’s this one” (laughs).
Hanazawa: It may be accurate, but even if I was told just before the audition. (laughs).
Komatsu: That makes me feel a little depressed. In that sense, I understand Lisa’s feelings.
I’m glad I read the original spin-off.
How was the feeling of dubbing?
Hanazawa: I’m glad I read the original spin-off.
Komatsu: It’s the same with me. Thanks to the spin-off, I think we have a base for making roles.
Hanazawa: Until the third act, Holy may look like a “sniffing heroine” (laughs), but I don’t like to sneak at juniors. I think it would be completely different if you acted without knowing that you would understand it. But I was drained. Saying a word that pierces my heart is such physical strength. I have to be tingling all the time, and the content is all-important. Every time I felt nervous.
Komatsu: Although Lisa is a senior who speaks straightforwardly, she is neither too strict nor sharp in words, so she did not use her physical strength excessively. However, in the second half, there was a scene where the terms of the whole body were released. Lisa’s wishes and feelings are firmly contained in it, so it took a lot of energy.
Did you have any direction from the sound director?
Hanazawa: Depending on the scene, I was sometimes advised that it would be nice to have more plays. Indeed, there are places where you are holy and direct yourself in everyday conversation. It’s a mean word, but it’s a mellow way of speaking, so it’s scary.
Komatsu: At the beginning, I was told, “I hope the nuances of the first meeting (with my juniors) will be strong.” I have an impression from the preparatory students, so I want them to have a slightly harsh atmosphere at first. I think that was the significant direction.
They are often involved in chintz and love, but how did you see how to interact with your juniors?
Hanazawa: Interestingly, Sei has an entirely different attitude toward chintz and love. After the middle stage, there was a scene where I gave strict guidance to chintz. But I think that’s because I feel something about the chintz, and I appreciate the substantial part. As I mentioned earlier, the Holy is called Zuba, but the content itself is not wrong. I wonder how the juniors will take it.
Sacred is also a fan of JPX48, to which Ai belonged.
Hanazawa: I don’t think it’s a good idea, but I think I have some unique feelings about Ai-chan. I think you know how hard you’ve been as an idol, and you have respect.
How about Lisa?
Komatsu: I feel that Sarasa has given me a good stimulus. Even though Lisa says she can’t be an Oscar, she denies that she can’t be an Oscar. On the contrary, I thought that the scene where Lisa was surprised was a good influence.
Hanazawa: The chintz when I’m with Lisa is cute.
Komatsu: It feels good to be a junior. It was cute to see her feeling depressed and happy when she took the words of her seniors head-on.
Hanazawa: Chintz is also mentally strong. I’m just jealous because it’s one of my talents to be positive and dedicated to everything.
What if there was a junior like Sarasa?
Komatsu: I think I’ll bring them all.
Hanazawa: I understand. Even in front of my seniors, it was terrific to pursue my expression without shrinking. Still, with the innocence of nature, it seems that any adversity will be repelled, and I thought that I might already be on the big stage.
On the contrary, Komatsu has an intense brilliance that can only be the leading role, so that it may be a drawback now. However, I envy the fact that it has a unique star character.
Hanazawa: I think you’ll get a good stimulus if you stay nearby.
How about love?
Hanazawa: Ai-chan is dignified in a different sense from chintz.
Komatsu: Experience points are different.
Hanazawa: Yeah, there is a big difference in experience points. There are occasions when I think about it and overthink about it, but Ai-chan’s strength is to carry it on her back. I’m sure it would be reliable if we stood on the stage together.
Komatsu: The reason I quit idol was because of the fire, but I think I was able to calmly analyze myself by facing myself and saying, “I can’t do this.” It’s fantastic to calmly analyze what you have and don’t have, what you can and cannot do this year. On the other hand, I think I feel frustrated that I can’t live with my heart like bleaching, so I’m looking forward to seeing how I will expose my heart from now on.