13. He would like to visit the eastern part of the U.S., and Kiuchi feels Okiayu should go to Otakon. We can cross our fingers it happens at some point.
doubtful, as otakon tends to focus on bringing people that haven't come to an american con before. Same goes for their musical guests.
Yes, they say that, but it didn't stop them from bringing Seki Tomokazu in the year after he was at AX.
i didn't say impossible, just doubtful. I'd love that to happen, as that's my "home" con.
It's mine as well (which is actually why Kiuchi suggested it, heh).
Thanks for the great report! It is so interesting to read! ^ ^
I would also like to know more personal impressions)
4. If he weren't a seiyuu, he could see himself as a kindergarden teacher. (Awwww.)
I think he would have obtained it)))
Thank you so much for sharing it with us! My love for Okuayu-sama grew even bigger (I did not think it could happen XD). The most epic is his own choice for voice: Usamimi. XD And his reasoning for loving this character. OMG He has such a great sense of humour. :3
I wish I could have been there - but SF is a bit far from Europe. ^^
Still wish I could have been there. It'd be great if he came to another US con. I'd definitely have to make it happen (California was just too far away and too expensive by the time I found out he was going x_x ). Thanks for sharing this bit with us. Glad it sounds like he had fun and was at ease among fans here.
Honestly, just reading this report made me want to say, "awwwww <3" out loud. Except for the fact that I would get very odd looks... :)
Thanks for sharing with us these interesting tidbits.
thanks for the report! i had fun reading it.
tezuka's version of valentine kiss, that would be interesting! hee.. (-.-)
Ah ! I remember him mentioning he originally wanted to be a kindergarten teacher in an old E.M.U video. He said he loved kids. Guess things haven't changed much in the last 15 years.
And I am so envious of the attendees getting to hear Jinnai's laugh live. If I had one voice request it would be that one. No video I suppose?
I also read that he and Kiuchi auctioned themselves off for laughs and went for $11,000 as a pair. Is there any truth to that?
Thanks for the report !
No video, at their request. And, yep Jinnai's laugh would have been my top choice, though it made me really happy to hear Usamimi's "Kikoeru, kikoeru." and "Ikemen beeeeeam!" too!
I really hope he enjoyed his first U.S. trip and will come back (many, many times!). He seemed to be having a pretty good time. I still can't believe he and Kiuchi-san put themselves up for sale at the bishie auction. o_O
I was a little surprised at how hung up he was on his characters not having many lines. He does play more talkative characters (maybe like Shigure and Akio?), even though no one seems to bring them up... and apparently he doesn't either.
Also, he has a really cool-looking signature. No idea how that is his name, but I will treasure it forever. ^_^v
I agree its sad that one ever seems to notice he plays way more talkative characters. His serious roles are ok but far from showcasing his real talent IMO. All my favourite roles of his are comical ones, or at least multi-faceted ones.
I can imagine it must get frustrating getting cast over and over again in roles that don't say much. He did say it makes it hard to get the character's personality down when he doesn't ha e many lines.
While my favourite character of his is a serious one -- Treize -- I do prefer his comedic roles. He's so very good at them -- Koinosuke, Tiger's Eye, Fuuma Kotarou, Shigure, Jinnai.....
Yes, me too! I mean, I can't resist his sexy evil voice, but I love him most for roles like K, Tiger's Eye, and Akio.
Wai! Thanks for the mini report. Waiting for the full-blown one! X.D
omg~!! Thanks for the report guyz!! Y'all rocks!! All the points mentioned about him made me melts and "aaaaw~" >u< I wonder how should I react when I read the full explosive one XD
Thanks for the great report! It was very interesting and informative to read it)
So sorry that could not be there personally, but hopefully it's not their last visit.
Of course I'd love to read more detailed story))
Awesome report! And he looks great for his age, never mind that he admits how old he is. XD At the opening ceremony, my friend who went with me thought he was in his late 20s after telling her to guess how old he looks. Plus, his cuff links at the seiyuu panel were so sparkly! :D
Okki doing the Jinnai laugh was amazing! He still has it in him after all these years! I truly hope he'll come back, and visit the eastern side next time.
Thanks for sharing the neat report!
OMG, you whippersnappers calling him old! He's younger than ME. ^____^
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"Whippersnappers"? Why haven't I heard that word in a long time? Okki? Younger than you? I did not know that. No, really. :/
Heh. Yes. He'll be 41 this week. I was 41 *last year*. ^_^
♥ all of those are interesting. you are one of the lucky ones to meet him XD thank you so much ♥